A dash of Pepper…

…with a splash of Mint

‘Tis the season to be jolly..

Posted by Pepper on December 20, 2012

We are so close to Christmas now. I can’t seem to contain my excitement.

December has always been a happy month for me. Each passing date of the month carries a stronger flavour of the Christmas spirit. The days are infused with merriment. After years, I will be experiencing the joy of spending Christmas with my family and loved ones. What more can I ask for?

December mornings mean clinging to your comforter and not wanting to get out. Reluctant showers. Cups of hot chocolate. And the ticking of the countdown. What fun it is to watch homes getting dressed for the season.

Some nights ago, the sister and I spent some time putting up the tree. Adorning each branch with stars and ornaments. We worked in the company of sweet Christmas carols. The gifts have been bought. The wrapping is done. The house has been graced with candles, bells and other Christmassy goodies.

Here is a picture of our humble tree. This is the first picture we took after it was ready. We did add on and redo it a few times, but I do not have a picture of it in it’s renewed glory.  So this will have to work for now. It is not as big or well done as I would have liked. But this trusted tree has been with us for years. Our home is not big enough to accommodate a bigger tree. Perhaps Christmas 2013 will bring a new tree with it.


And now, it is time to talk to Santa..

Dear Santa,

I know you read my blog. For Christmas this year, I want a new camera. I know I am wee bit late, and I should have made this known earlier. But I also know this was an easy guess for you. You were expecting to hear it from me. So I hope you have already made the necessary preparations. If not, you still have a few days to go.

Thank you,



35 Responses to “‘Tis the season to be jolly..”

  1. Oh that tree is so delightful ! The lights accompanied by the snow fall on your blog template is just…perfect! 🙂

    Wish you and family a very merry christmas. You have been quite a good girl this year, so am sure Santa shall grant you the wish… 😀

    • Pepper said

      You know, I was going to state this in my letter.. “Dear Santa, I have been a good girl this year..” But then I thought that was a very debatable statement 😀 So I skipped it and got straight to the point.

  2. lolz and I have a feeling your Santa smells like Mint 😉

  3. vethal said

    Looks pretty Pepper.

    I have put up one too for my 3 yr old

  4. ashreyamom said

    merry Christmas.. and hope u get ur gift.. :)..

  5. That tree looks gorgeous!! 🙂 And that letter to Santa is darn cute. Hope you get what you wish for and more this holiday season. 🙂 Merry Christmas in advance!

    December, and the spirit of Christmas, fills me with joy too. I just love this season. 🙂

    I love seeing Christmas decorations everywhere and doing Christmas-sy things, but never thought of putting up a tree in our house. Last year, we began doing it – a fake tree, with a few decorations. We don’t do Christmas gifts under the tree, but do buy each other whatever we want. 🙂 It’s fun, and we hope to improve on this in the years to come. 🙂 This year, I have my family close by for Christmas too, so it’s different. 🙂

    • Pepper said

      The happiness and excitement is contagious. This season is like that. It makes us all happy 🙂
      I’ve always had a Christmas tree and have forever participated in everything Christmas. I suppose it was the large influence of my Catholic schooling. But ofcourse, the tree was fake. I didn’t think wanting a real tree was a realistic expectation to have. As kids, we used to find our gifts in the stockings we hung by our window. Now, we put the gifts ‘around’ the tree. Yes, around, not under, because our tree is not big enough. Like I said, maybe next year can be different 🙂

  6. That is so sweet ! Happy Holidays !!

  7. Smita said

    The tree is beautiful and may your wishes come true 🙂

    Christmas is special for me too…will write a post on it…

  8. Ashwathy said

    How many days before Santa…er… Mint lands in town again? 😛 😉

    Love that tree 🙂 I so miss Xmas in UK… there was so much joy and cheer that you can’t help being caught up in it!

    • Pepper said

      A Minty Santa will be in town in January. But somebody told us we will find him in a certain B School now. So we’re heading to the campus in a few days. 🙂
      Yes, I miss Christmas in the US too. What more than makes up for it is the presence of my family. Despite all the festive grandeur in the US and other western countries, I always thought the celebration was incomplete. I won’t be saying that this year 🙂

  9. Beautiful tree.. I have ignored mine this year I think

    And oh yes Santa is listening for sure.. a camera sure your way.. I bet..

    Merry Christmas and a happy new year…
    Enjoy the festive season. .

  10. Aish said

    Gorgeous looking tree, Pepper! Looks like you and your sis did a fabulous job! And for some reason thought of Calvin when I read your letter to Santa 😉 Happy holidays! 🙂

  11. Swaram said

    Woo am sure ur Santa is getting that for u 😉
    All I am praying for this time is good health. God, the knee makes me realize how that is the most important thing 🙂

    Happy hols Pepper!

  12. Lovely tree! And ofcourse-your Santa wouldve alreadt kept the gift ready- and im sure you are looking forward to seeing him as much or more than getting the gift 😀 Merry Christmas!!

  13. metherebel said

    Merry Christmas Pepper! The tree looks beautiful. Looks like your Santa is the husband!

  14. techie2mom said

    May Santa fulfill your wishes 🙂
    Merry Christmas, may you always enjoy the festivities with your loved ones…

  15. Merry Christmas Pepper and have a wonderful new year ahead. So did Santa come with those presents from North pole?

    • Pepper said

      Santa came. I changed my mind about the gift though. And communicated it to him in the end moment. He was able to cope with the changes, thankfully 😀

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