December 9th – In northern Europe we go to the forests and collect all kinds of greens, cones, nuts and berries. Then we make our own Christmas decoration with a countdown candle. This is one of my most cherished memories as a kid. It is a tradition to spend time with the family or our loved ones. It is a creative outlet that we spend the rest of the month looking at and remembering the time we spent together. This is the ninth illustration of my 24 illustrated Christmas card series.