My year ended with a snowstorm. It was very beautiful. I stayed in the house, and had a long vacation from work. Our family celebrated the holidays (and gift giving) at my mom's the last weekend in December. It was a way of getting everyone together.
I got in a creative give-giving mood and made an extra few presents. For mom, I put together an eyeglass holder and little accordion photo album (on the left). And SIL got an accordion photo album too (right). That's her little Sierra at poolside (on the left) with her younger sister.
We all went to Italy last spring, and since Mom was counting on us to take all the photos, I decided she needed a book to remind her of the occasion. They were both a hit!