As I wrote in my last post: I didn't grow up with Christmas presents. Nor did I miss it, since I didn't know better. But from the moment I started celebrating Christmas on my own, I started buying myself Christmas presents.
This year I had bought several presents, some in Sweden while on holiday, others here in Norway. Because you can actually get them giftwrapped in the shops if you like. Of course the good thing about buying your own presents: you never get something you don't want! And if you bought the present long before Christmas, you may forget all about it and not even know what is in it! Which did happen this year!!
Anyway, on Christmas Eve I followed Norwegian tradition and opened all my presents. And Santa spoiled me! A lovely jug and jampot, a Moomin breakfast set, a frog in an envelope. And then there was the one. The one I had completely forgotten about! I couldn't for the life of me remember where or when I had bought it. I was very excited when I opened it though.
Because this came out. A Norwegian flag tree ornament. To be hung in the tree immediately!
Of course I didn't just get presents from my own personal Santa, I also got some other presents: my sister gave me some lovely bonbon dishes (Christmassy) and Ginny Marie sent me a book (Chicken Soup for the Soul: the Dating Game). I got spoiled this year!
Thank you Santa!