Good Saturday to everyone! We finally finished decorating for Christmas around here. Okay, John finished decorating for Christmas because I don’t do it. He truly epitomizes Mr. Christmas and grew up with a Nana who passed the love and specialness of Christmas onto him in a big way. Without further ado, I present to you – just a few of our decorations.
Here are the stockings. I know there are a lot of them. I made most of them using those Bucilla kits. A lot of work, but really pretty when hung.
And here is our main tree. It’s the “fancy tree” as John calls it. All those ornaments were ones we’ve collected over our almost 23 years of marriage.
Underneath this tree John sets up a village. I know, who puts a village under the tree? That’s what I said when we first got married, but that’s how his Nana did it and so does he! I like it now, especially with so many little children around who wouldn’t leave presents alone.
Here’s the front door wreath that John made last year after we saw one similar in a very fancy florist shop. We couldn’t afford their price tag so made our own!
Here’s the little advent calendar we use to help the little kids count down to Christmas. If you look closely you can see a black hook on the top. John sometimes puts little treats in a silver bag for the kids.
Finally, here’s our second tree. We got this tree at a yard sale for $8.00! We then moved the red and more natural looking ornaments to this tree. I love this one a lot.
When I was overweight, the whole Christmas season was filled with cookies, chocolate, candy, and cake. The more the better. Now, all these years later we still have those treats, but on special occasions and not one a day to count down the 25 days until Christmas! When John and I married I had no idea how much he enjoyed Christmas. At first I resisted, but after a while I learned to be flexible and calm. (Pretty much.)
His special love of Christmas has enhanced our holiday season. Do you have any special decorating traditions that have been passed down to you? Diane