An International Christmas

An International Christmas
Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
-Norman Vincent Peale



Christmas is hands-down my favorite time of the year.  Combine that with the retail restrictions that come with traveling light and you can imagine how much fun I've had this month Christmas shopping for my family.  I have visited Christmas markets in five different countries this month (post forthcoming), so I have accumulated quite a variety of festive little gifts.  Everything I selected is handmade, local, and (for the most part) consumable.  For my mom and sis, I rounded out their selections with a few other gifts not pictured here.

With my mom visiting earlier this month, thankfully she acted as my pack mule by taking the Croatia/Montenegro/Slovenia/Czech Republic gifts back.  Now that I'm in Germany and bought another round of gifts, I had to stuff as much as I could fit into a small box to send their way.  Unfortunately, not everything I purchased made it in the box so I will have to figure out what to do with it :)




Baby nephew:




Box to mom, sis, nephew, and brother-in-law:

A mix of surprises from the Nuremberg world-famous holiday markets and local shops.