Happy New Year friends!
We rang in our 2011 with a child-friendly 'First Night' in our city. There were lots of events downtown, culminating with beach balls and confetti being tossed from a building after a 7pm countdown. We all felt like kids tossing around the beach balls and blowing horns.
After a long day of taking down Christmas decorations yesterday, I'm ready to start January fresh. It was melancholy to say goodbye to the reminders of Christmas, but we can hold the spirit in our hearts all year, right?
In October I stumbled upon a simple white Santa figure at a Salvation Army thrift store for $2. I realized I could keep him around in January to represent Father Time.
Here he is holding a wreath for Christmas...
I cut out a tea-stained paper image of a clock, glittered the edges and taped it onto the wreath. Now he is Father Time...looming over the New Year.