Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas to everyone! I hope you had a really wonderful time. Christmas day for me was a nice day spent with my mum and dad. We opened gifts, had some food and enjoyed each others company. Unfortunately dad had to go back to work on Christmas day so that was a bummer. Mum and I also carried on the tradition and watched many movies in the afternoon/night. It has always been something we enjoy, not just on Christmas, but a lot of the time, since I was a child.

I was not expecting any gifts, I was more excited about giving mum her new camera (Canon EOS 600D). She really loved it. So I was glad. However, I did get a lot of cute little gifts (which include a lot of owl things). You could say it was a hoot*.

Get ready for an overload of images below. ;D


Mr Hanky. It is a tradition that instead of a star or angel, we have Mr Hanky (The Christmas Poo) on top of our tree. That has gone on for a long time, it’s pretty funny. :P

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My gifts. One of them was kind of obvious, but I thought it was so awesome. :D


I got an awesome new chair. It looks so pretty and is comfortable. I love that it is white because it goes with my bedroom. :D


An awesome Lily Pendant Light. I can’t wait to put this together and see what it looks like. :D

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Mmmmmm Ferrero.


Owl Magnets!


Owl Mug.


Owl Ornament.


Owl Earrings.


A HUGE box of chocolates.


Owl Money Box.

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Cute Stickers.

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Owl Clock.


Owl picture frame.


Watch keyring (this was a gift from my nanna – on my dads side).


Owl necklace.


Owl charm/pendant thingys.


Owl cross stitch (can’t wait to start this).


Owl ornament.


Cupcake ornament.


Owl (I think it’s an owl… maybe it is something else..?) mug.


Owl ornament.


2014 Calendar. It’s a tradition between dad and I, to always buy each other a calendar for the coming year. He likes Kylie Minogue, so he got one of those haha.

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Some decorations on the tree.

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I hope you had a really wonderful day if you celebrate Christmas. <3


* Sorry I had to do it.

About the author / Kya

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



  • Your new chair looks so comfy! Also all the cute things are so cute! *squee*
    ps. you have to make jokes like that because YOLO and all ;D

    • Kya

      :D It is a really cool chair, I am lucky. :D

      YOLO for the one life. ;D

  • HAHAH KYA THE CHAIR!! It’s amazing that it was wrapped! I really like the cross-stitch too, please show it to me when you are stitching it!

    You have a lot of owl gifts too – hmm maybe I shall knit an owl for you! :D

    • Kya

      It was amazing it was wrapped. Mum was joking about wrapping it, and I thought it was a joke until it was brought out actually wrapped. That is some skills.

      OMG. That would be the coolest thing. :D

  • It looks like you had a great Christmas, and if I ever decide to buy you a gift, I definitely know what to look for. :D I love the idea of having Mr. Hanky as the tree topper. It would make for an excellent conversation starter.

    • Kya

      Hahahhaah. I don’t think anyone has visited and seen it, which is a shame. Might have to make sure someone does at some point. xD

  • Woot~ So many owls~ :D Yum all the candy. Epic wrapping with the awesome chair. Lovely gifts~ I love how awesome your family traditions are Kya. Such a hoot!

    • Kya

      Wooooot. :D All the owls, all the time. ;D

      Mum has serious skills to wrap the chair so well, it was very cool. :D

  • That’s sad that your dad had to go to work on Christmas, but I am glad you guys at least got to spend some time together!

    I had forgotten all about your Christmas Poo — What a wonderful and funny tradition!

    You got a lot of nice stuff. I will comment on a few of them:

    Beautiful chair. Very classy!

    I love Ferreor.. Haven’t had one in a long time, though.. It’s funny because I had the urge to send you some of those for Christmas, but I know they will confiscate it!!
    I love the owl earrings and the key chain..

    My work got two of those big chocolate samplers delivered to us! Fricking huge. For real.

    I waa going to buy you an owl “piggy bag”.. glad I didn’t!

    Oh, and what movies did you watch?

    • I just realized when I said your Chirstmas Poo, it sounds like your own poo. Woo?

      • Kya

        Maybe it was. :O hehehehe

    • Is that a poo on your tree or are you just happy to see me?

      • Kya

        Hahahahahah. This still gets me.

    • Kya

      I bet they would confiscate them and eat them. EVIIIILLL.

      Ummm. I forget what movies. :(

  • Mr. Hanky… lol! :P

    • Kya


  • Wow, so much owl stuff, I love it! I’m a huge fan of owls too. You should see my home. When people come over for the first time, one of the first things they say is, “You like owls, don’t you?” :P

    I love that you have Mr. Hanky as your tree topper! So funny! One of my favorite things about Christmas is seeing and hearing about everyone else’s traditions for the holiday. :)

    That chair is gorgeous, and it looks so comfy too!

    Merry (belated) Christmas!

    • Kya

      :D I am glad you like owls as well. They are really adorable and I am glad it’s such a popular trend at the moment because you can get them everywhere! :D

      Hipsters? ;p

  • That’s an awesome and funny tradition with Mr. Hanky! Hahah still, that pun at the beginning was great. It was a hoot! I love the cute owls! Awesome pictures! I’m happy you had a great Christmas and may you have a great New Year!

    • Kya

      Thank you so much. I hope you do as well. :D

  • Sooo many owl things! I’m jealous! That chair looks amazingly comfortable! I hope you take pictures of the light once it’s up! It’s going to look awesome! I’m glad your mom is happy with her new camera. Canon is such a great brand!

    Merry Christmas, Kya! :)

    • Kya

      :D Same to you!

  • I loved looking through all of these photos. I especially love your calendar and ornaments. The university where I teach has an Owl mascot, so I too love owls. :) Hope your dad liked his Kylie Minogue calendar. Enjoy that candy, too.

    • Kya

      That is rather cool. ;D That reminds me I still haven’t put it up yet! :O

  • Belated Merry Christmas! So many owl gifts! They are so cute! Especially, that owl pendant and earrings! And Mr. Hanky is really cute… hehe! Wish You A Very Happy New Year!

    • Kya

      Thank you. :D

  • I really like the fact that everything you got is all owl stuff. I bet your theme in your room is owls? It’s nice to see what you got and what everyone had gotten on Christmas. :).

    Merry Christmas! It was a nice Christmas compared to last years. Last years – my dad and I were ‘fighting’. Verbally and mentally. But it’s all better now. I wished him a Merry Christmas this year. So all is good. I plan on seeing my dad on my birthday this year. :).

    • Kya

      Hehe. It might be owls. ;D

  • Your photographs of your gifts all look so warm and Christmas-y, they’re so beautiful.

    I’m glad you’re happy with your gift haul! I too got a computer chair this year! I hope your holidays are going well!

    • Kya

      Thank you so much! :D

  • Merry Christmas to you as well!! Glad that you had a beautiful Christmas with your family! Too bad about your dad going back to work on Christmas Day but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do!!
    Traditions are a blessing to upkeep and I find that as the years go by, it matters more and more especially once you have your own family.
    What a beautiful chair you got for Christmas!! :D

    • Kya


  • How lovely to give your mother such a wonderful Christmas gift!!!! I have another Canon EOS and I love it :).
    I love how the chair was wrapped!!!
    You really must like owls! I have some friends who collect owls in all shapes and types, I guess you do too?

    • Kya

      They are an awesome range of cameras. :D

    Wow, you really weren’t joking about the owls! They’re all lovely. I bought a pack of those cupcake stickers months ago to use in my filofax and they have been sold out ever since so I’m super jealous!

    • Kya

      Oh wow, that is a bummer that they sold out. :( I am not sure where my dad got them from. Hopefully you can get more! :)

  • A close friend of mine loves owls, so I sent her a bunch of owl related items for Christmas – even socks. haha.

    I love the Lily Pendant Light! I’d love to have something like that but I’m sure the cats would find a way to hang on it or something…they’re crazy.

    The cross stitch looks fun – it’s something I’ve never really tried.

    I’m glad you enjoyed your holiday and I can’t believe your dad had to work on Christmas Day. But the only reason my younger brother had Christmas Eve off was due to him having a bunch of vacation hours left – so he’s going to take the day before New Years Eve off (I think), he works for the government (Ohio Department Of Transportation) so he gets all the federal holidays off.

    Candy is the one thing I didn’t get any of this year – aside from the chocolate Jason forgot at the office. Haha. I’ll get that when I see him next month, chocolate doesn’t go back quickly, thank gosh! He said he remembered it just as the office door closed and when it closed it was locked and he couldn’t get back in.

    • Kya

      Aw, that is so nice of you. Hmmmm owl socks, that is a very good idea, bwhaaha.

      Oh wow. I hadn’t thought about cats on the light shade… hopefully mine won’t decide to play.

      I am looking forward to doing the cross stitch, but I also don’t want to mess it up. I think I did one a long time ago. :O

  • I’m sorry to hear that your dad had to go back to work on Christmas day! That is sad!

    But I’m glad you guys enjoyed the day regardless of him having to go back to work.

    Last year’s Christmas was extremely bad due to the fighting with my dad. For some strange reason a friend of mine felt it was her duty to tell my dad off. Which in return lead them to tell me I’m no longer welcome to call over there. I had no idea what I had done to deserve to be told that — but a few months later my friend finally confessed that she told my dad off. So it was because of her that my dad and I didn’t see each other on Christmas. My dad and I are a tight father daughter. I know it kills him that he wants to help me out, but his b*tch of a girlfriend doesn’t want him to help me out at all. In fact, she’s so against me because I’m a threat to her and her children who doesn’t have a dad. But this year I called him up due to the fact that we’re not fighting, and I wished him a Merry Christmas. I just hope that his girlfriend sees that since I was at my boyfriend’s moms house I don’t need to be told how to behave or have set rules on me and no one else. I know how to behave. Sorry for the little spill of what happened last year. But overall; it was a better Christmas despite last years. I did receive several presents that I wasn’t expecting at all. So that was nice.

    I wish you a Happy 2014 year!

    • Kya

      Thanks. :D

  • I didn’t know who Mr. Hanky was until I just saw the episode of South Park the other day. Hahahaha I found that episode hilarious.
    Hitting everyone with poo…..hehe lmfao

    Sounds like you had an amazing holiday! That is great!

    Yeah I kinda wanna go back to my iPhone for the simple fact that it works.

    • Kya

      xD I think I first saw him in maybe 1999 or that might have been when we got the doll. Something like that haha. I don’t really watch south park now. :(

  • Haha, Mr Hanky, that brings back memories.

    Looks like you had a marvellous Christmas my dear – hope your new year is just as fantastic!

    • Kya

      Hehe. Thank you so much. :D I hope you had/have/do. :D

  • What did the Scorpio get for Christmas? hehe. ;)


      • Stalking until you update… :D

        • This is fun. :D :O

          • I meant to reply here. Wahhh.

        • Kya


      • Kya

        :O Wow.

    • And by that I mean Kel-dog.

      • And by “that” I mean the Scoripio.

        • Scorpio* :O Or, maybe Scoripio can mean imposter?

          • Kya

            :O Maybe they work with Micone!

    • Kya

      He got a car seat cover, a wallet, money and things. :D YAY.

  • ;)

    • I used up all the space now. Time to start over. :D Haha ;)

      • Kya

        You’re making a picture. :D

  • *walks over to accept award* This is amazing. I would like to thank all of the little people, butttttttt… fuck em’! OMG, I just realized that that sound really bad.

    • Kya

      Hahahahahah. Very niiiiiice.

  • Aw, your Christmas sounds like such fun! All those gifts looks adorable – especially love how many owls there were, haha. I love the Christmas Poo XD

    • Kya

      Who doesn’t love a christmas poo? HAhaha.

  • I love your new chair! It looks so comfy. I also love all the owl paraphernalia. I would definitely love the jewelry and clock; very original and definitely cute. It looks like you had an awesome Christmas. :P

    Also, love the Mr. Hanky tradition. My dad would really get a laugh out of that. xD

    • Kya

      Haha. :D Thanks.

  • May I ask you a quick question… Do you like owls by any chance? Obviously, I’m truly talented in deduction, and merely by reading the information presented, I can deduce that owls are important to you. I know, I know. Some call me a genius. But that’s too much. I’m just extremely gifted…

    Ok, ok. I’m joking. I love all your owl stuff, it’s so cute!! And I wanted an office chair just like that! The white ones are the best. Tell me if it’s comfy and I might invest ;). And ferreroooo! I got about 6 different batches of chocolate. Perfect for studying !

    I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! I’m kind of new to the whole concept, so I hope I’m doing this right, but I put all the details on my latest blog entry. I love how cute your blog is!

    Have a lovely 2014, happy new year!

    • Kya

      Bwahah. ;) How did you know?

      Oh cool, thanks for letting me know. :D

      You too!

  • I got the same Ferraro chocolates from a friend! They are delicious!

    Thank you for posting so many cute things. It always makes me happy.

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