We always hang big red shiny balls from our rafters. There is a shiny 'Happy Birthday Banner' up there too. It has been up there for years. It always seems to be someone's birthday, especially at this time of the year so it remains as a permanent deco.
Five Christmas stockings waiting for Santa to fill them with choccies and nuts and small goodies. All of them hand knitted by Nana.
Alas I think for the first time there will only be 4 grandchildren to dig into the stockings. Tall grandson is stuck in Athens doing lessons over the internet and waiting to get back to the practical side of his studies.
Father Christmas' suit is clean and hung up waiting for him to come through the door, or window, though our old fireplace is still there if he wants to try coming down the chimney. I paid special attention to his beard this year. It has been washed and soaked in softener
The boat on the wall is lit up at night.
This is a greek island tradition, rather than the Christmas tree
4 Huhu bugs
And the Xmas book 'Pukeko in a Ponga Tree'. A kiwi 12 days of Xmas is open on the table for me to flick through when I feel the need to wallow in the flavour of 'home'