The annual Christmas Card Conundrum, solved

Day Seventeen

Is anyone bothering with cards this year? There seems to be a general loathing of them. The joy of spreading Christmas cheer via the post box appears to have turned into a chore we could do without. I bought mine in November with the aim of being super organised. Needless to say they are still in the box. At this stage of the game I thought it wise to invest in Nickie Kelly's festive poster instead. Does it still count as a greeting if I send you a screenshot?

 A bit of friendly festive filth £7.50 by  www.nickiekelly.com

A bit of friendly festive filth £7.50 by www.nickiekelly.com

Displaying Christmas cards is always a bit of a pain tho isn't it? I do love getting them and if there's a letter or photo inside then that's extra nice, but please don't be offended if I don't blue-tack them to my new walls. Poor Des the singing/dancing decorator would never forgive me. Here he is tending to his covings again. What do you think to the dark panelled wall that happened yesterday? I can't get a lot done because I keep having to break off to go and look at it in a different light.

 Panelled wall colour matched to Magnet's Newbury Midnight kitchen. Railings by Farrow and Ball is similar.  

Panelled wall colour matched to Magnet's Newbury Midnight kitchen. Railings by Farrow and Ball is similar.  

Hope all your final prep is in place. There's still a whopping great to-do list here but I'm looking forward to opening the doors of The Love Cafe for the first time on Thursday when my mates are coming round for mulled wine. I'm sure the kitchen will look great, but there's a good chance I'll be looking something like this:

 Bad Santa print now £6.99  www.nickiekelly.com

Bad Santa print now £6.99 www.nickiekelly.com

Thank you for all your comments and messages throughout the advent posts. Here goes for the final push.

Claire x