Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas to all, if you celebrate this holiday I hope you had a really great day.  :wub:

My Christmas was a little different this year. Normally I spend it at home with mum, watching movies all day and my dad visits his family. Because my grandparents (dads side) have not been well, we decided to spend it with them. It was nice to see them, because you never know when things will change. When relatives are getting older, you have to try and cherish those moments, because they can be gone so quickly.  :***:

I was very lucky to receive an A3 printer that I needed for Uni, two perfumes (Britney Spears: Curious and Kim Kardashian) and a gift voucher for a furniture store.  ou3uo

Our tree had our traditional ornament on top..

Our family tradition is Mr Hanky on top of the tree. ???

A photo posted by Kya (@la.nd) on

… Mr Hanky, the Christmas poo..  n’D   :poo:

I also managed to finally send all of my Christmas cards, which will probably be a bit late. Here is a bit of a preview of some of the things included.  (:


Questions:

  1. Did you have a nice Christmas?
  2. Where did you spend the day?
  3. What gifts did you receive?

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I am Kya a twenty something who loves art, cute things, design, illustration, photography, reading, writing and creative adventures.

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24 Comments

  • Merry Christmas! I’m glad that you were able to spend some time with your family. It’s definitely important to cherish the time you have with them.

    I had a wonderful Christmas. I’m very thankful for the friends and family in my life that made it that way.

    I spent the day at home, relaxing and hanging out with my family and my dogs.

    I got a MacBook Pro and a few gift cards among other things.

    • Kya

      Thank you! <3 I am glad to hear that you had a wonderful Christmas. :blush:

  • Lou

    Holidays with the family’s always a good idea :) And yes, I had a great Christmas with my family as well. It was a little less christmassy this time, but I’m beyond thankful for everything. I received cash and the thing I’ve been aiming, a jumper pants :)

    • Kya

      It’s great you were able to be with family. It’s funny how some years can be really different. I had no idea what jumper pants were. #gettingold

      OuO

  • Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you too, Kya!

    my family and I do not celebrate Christmas but usually, we commemorate it by going out to have dinner. this year though, it didn’t happen. my family and I didn’t go anywhere. it’s pretty….sad but whatever, really. there’s no gift exchange or anything either. I’ve never really received any Christmas gift, to be honest…I think the last one “Christmas gift” I had was when I was a kid. as I grew up, there’s no such thing anymore. my family, or should I say, parents only, do not care about that. I think if, for instance, I were to ask for a Christmas gift, they’d disagree too ^^;;

    I spent my Christmas playing video games and rewatching all the Harry Potter movies. I might splurge on some things for myself though later, hehe.

    • Kya

      Sometimes things change and it can be really weird comparing the ‘adult Christmases’ to those we had when we were much younger. I hope you have a good 2017. :)

  • I bought myself a new camera this Christmas! and my mom gave me cash lol. Christmas eve was just an ordinary day for me cos I wasn’t feeling well, but I enjoyed holidays! :)

    • Kya

      That is really cool that you got a new camera! Hope you have fun taking lots of pictures! :camera: :love:

  • Merry Christmas Kya! :) Glad you got my card, I haven’t received yours yet but I am sure it will arrive soon. ?

    I’m glad you still spent time with your family and got some gifts that you like *and* need. Nick’s family had lunch and invited my family over for Christmas. I got a lot of body lotion and body wash – I love getting stuff that I can use. ? I also got some nice Pandora charms for my bracelet. ?

    Mr Hanky is so funny! My parents hadn’t put up the tree for quite a few years (my mum works in retail so there was never enough time), but this year she found a spare few hours to put it up ?

    • Kya

      I hope you get the card soon and it wasn’t lost. :'(

  • Ivy

    Merry (day after) Christmas!

    It’s always nice to spend time with family over the holiday. I hope it was a nice one with your grandparents.

    My Christmas was nice. I celebrated it twice, on the 24th and 25th. 24th with my dad’s side of the family and 25th with my boyfriend’s family. One of the Christmas gifts I’ve received was a ticket to see Cirque du Soleil Luzia in January, which I am very excited for.

    Hope everything is going well!

    • Kya

      Thank you. :D I hope you have a really cool time in January!

  • Merry Christmas Kya! I sent your Christmas card a week or so before Christmas so I hope it gets to you soon – it’s funny some people got theirs so quickly but others it’s taking a while :P

    It’s nice that you got to be with your grandparents this holiday season, you’re definitely right to cherish these moments with them. My grandma lives in the Philippines so it’s hard to see her when we’re all in the UK but she’s been ill this Christmas too :( We spent half of Christmas talking to her on Skype though and it was nice to see her getting better. :D

    I was spoilt with a lot of presents but the best present for me was being with family who have shown me a lot of kindness and love this past couple of months (which were the most difficult for me!) So I’m very thankful ^_^

    • Kya

      Thank you! The mail can be so unpredictable sometimes. You just never know when things will arrive. >w< It's always difficult when relatives are not well and it would be so much harder when they are in another country. It's lovely that you were able to speak via Skype. :D

  • Mr. Hanky, the Christmas pooooo!

    Those cards and little gifts are really cute. :)

    The gifts you received sound great! :)

    My dad sent me some money, which was a nice and needed surprise! I also bought myself a jacket.

    • Kya

      YAY! :snail:

  • Glad your holiday was lovely.

    Christmas is always great with my family.
    It was my niece’s first Christmas this year, so it was extra special now that she’s part of the family.
    This year I went overboard on getting gifts for my family, but the best thing is that my sisters and I went in on getting our parent’s larger gifts. We bought my dad a laptop and my mom that Roomba vacuum she’s been wanting.
    All and all, a great holiday.

    • Kya

      It’s great to pool together and get loved ones a bigger gift. :D You know they are getting something they really want!

  • Merry Christmas!

    Me and my sister also watch movies all day! We didn’t get to match too many this year though but we usually binge watch Harry Potter. I got a new Nintendo DS! Which was really nice but I also started saving money, so this year around I got to spend m money on some of my family members – which felt extra special ou3uo

    • Kya

      That’s really cool you watch movies as well! OuO A DS would be a lot of fun. ;D

  • Mr. Hanky! Glad you had a great Christmas! I did, too! Merry belated Christmas!

  • Kya! Merry (belated) Christmas! I’m glad you spent the day with your grandparents. Time is very important and as we get older it seems like time is definitely more valuable. :'(

    Our Christmas was nice; until my family got in the mix. Then I needed a chill pill or ten. lol.

    I’m going to read/comment on your next blog post, too. I just wanted to say OMG I JUST SAW THIS NEW LAYOUT AND OMG I LOVE IT. In case I forget to tell you. :)

    xoxo

  • Cat

    haha, I love how you decorate your tree with Mr. Hanky :D Sorry to hear that your grandparents haven’t been well though. I hope they’re ok, and I’m glad you were able to spend time with them for Christmas! You also got some nice gifts!

    Ah! I can’t wait to get your Christmas card! I hope mine gets to you soon :)

    I spent Christmas with my parents and then with my in-laws. I got a lot of things, but most of it was manga, which I love!

  • I’m sorry my letter and gift to you were late. I have only received one letter myself. :(

    But I love your Hankie! ;D And I’m glad you got so much love! <3

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