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Christmas Gift for Kids!

The cool breeze, carol-singing, Christmas tree, wreath, lights, strangers greeting you “Merry Christmas!” and above all, accepting unexpected gifts from friends and family makes Christmas my favourite holiday.

I like giving toys to kids, but I would prefer giving them books, puzzles or any other learning material that is appropriate for their age. Toys are a lot of fun for kids, for sure, but books open up their imaginations, which in my opinion is more fulfilling.

This Christmas, my husband and I thought of giving his niece an early start on the value of saving money by giving her a Savings Can.

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We padded the can by putting in a 100 dirhams starter with a “Congratulations!” and a “Use it wisely!” note on it. But of course, we will not tell her what exactly we put in the can so that she’ll strive to fill it up and open it soon.

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I hope she’ll like it! ♥


Just Married

In my 30 before 30 list I had mentioned that I would like to decorate my wedding reception someday. Unfortunately, due to a series of mishaps we had to postpone the kind of reception we originally planned. That did not stop us from having a small celebration at home though.

Being introverts, my husband and I are not very good at throwing a party, so we tried making the house look livelier by decorating it with something to talk about, like photos on the wall!

Each photo has a story to tell, like the first bouquet he gave me, his “I’m sorry” flowers, our first pet, his favourite photo of us, my bachelorette party, etc.

The wall opposite the TV has nothing interesting on it, so we decorated it with hearts and Mr. & Mrs. cutouts.

And of course, what is a wedding without the “Just Married” banner?

What about the favours? We had less than a week to plan the party, which is why we settled for a consumable wedding favour, like cupcakes. We thought of macaroons first, but I did not have enough time to create small boxes, neither were they easily available.

We got the cupcakes from Cinnabon and the boxes from another store, whilst the cupcake toppers and the “Thank you!” tags are all DIYs.

After the party we also gave our three witnesses different gifts according to their personality and a framed photo of the three of them together.

Hopefully, after a year or two there will be an updated wedding celebration that I have decorated the way I’ve dreamed it would be. Until then, let us raise our glasses in a toast to married life! ♥

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