Well my family just celebrated Thanksgiving in a meek and mild way, mostly by cooking, watching football, relaxing, eating, and pounding a little metal.
Now that it's December, we'll be gearing up for Christmas. My husband is a guitar builder and owns a music store so he spent Black Friday putting up all his store decorations. For many years, he'd usually spend part of the day on thanksgiving putting Christmas decorations up on our house - lights and Frosty and Santa and his sleigh on the roof. Traditionally, 2 weeks later (every year) there would be high winds that would blow them all down. We don't put them up any more!
For New Year's Day, I always make spanakopita (Just like my mother did) with a coin hidden in it somewhere. Whoever gets the piece with the coin is supposed to have good luck throughout the new year.
I've been thinking of making some holiday ornaments with metal and enamel for about the last 4 or 5 years. I had an actual idea for them this year and maybe I will get some done for 2014! Time goes by way too quickly!!
I usually work on some new designs to give as Christmas presents. Haven't started that yet either. What do I do all day?! Spent today at a HUGE flea market/antique fair in Alameda. Didn't buy much, but got a lot of exercise walking all around!!
See what other Etsy Metal members do for the holidays: