This year's celebration was as it should be: with my family, harmonious and joyful.
(Please ignore the unironed tablecloth)
All but me are meat lovers. My family normally eats fondue once a year; either for Christmas or New Year's.
I was given the heart shaped potato to help me find love in 2014.
As I don't eat meat, my dad made me these garlic fried prawns.
The number of gifts was smaller this year. I had agreed with my sister and her fiancé that exceptionally we wouldn't buy each other anything this year. The three of us have our birthdays in November and December, so our last gifting hadn't been too long ago. Funnily, after our agreement we kept on checking on each other via SMS to really ensure that we would all stick to it.
My sister received cash and this Swarovski ring from my parents.
I got cash, loose powder by Lancôme and a Sephora brush.
My parents were given tickets to a concert in Trier and a night at a hotel where they can stay after.
After a two hour siesta, it was already 5 pm. I had this delicious home-made chocolate truffle...
... and believe it or not, three slices of this incredibly tasty chocolate mousse cake.
Christmas isn't about the gifts - what matters most is that you spend it with people that you care about and are grateful for everything you already got.