At Christmas we had Christmas trees and could send each other presents. This was Ella's avatar visiting my farm. It was always fun to see how many presents you could get and it was a surprise what was inside and you couldn't open them until Christmas Eve. I remember Michele getting downright giddy about getting a sleigh and reindeer in her presents and when Jen was pregnant with her little cupcake they had cupcakes you could grow, which made her happy.
This was Charlie's farm when I was trying to keep his farm, my farm, Jen's farm & Ella's farm all going. In case you can't tell, all the crops are dead :(. If you don't get back to harvest them on time they wither and you don't get FV cash or XP's for them. Even worrying about that though was more relaxing than real life LOL
This is what my homestead looks like now.
It's not the real world but that's ok, the real world is pretty good too.