My Christmas decorating tradition is that we have no formal tradition. LOL! We change it up every year. I scaled down our Christmas decorating this year, mostly because we’re taking a trip around the holidays in lieu of staying home. I am so excited because it will be a trip with my parents as well as my husband’s parents together with our children, plus my sister and her family. I AM SO EXCITED! I’ll post pics of the trip once I get them.
Anyway, I still wanted to do a little decorating since it’s something special I do with my girls that they enjoy. Here’s the extent of it:
The white tree is about twelve inches tall. My daughter and her friend decorated it. The tree “skirt” is actually just wrapping paper. I love glitter!
I also love the Cardinals baseball team…and good-smelling things-hence the Cardinal wax heater as Christmas decor. I’m tempted to leave it out all year! In fact, the candy cane coffee cup and the one next to it does stay out all year because my grandmothers (now in Heaven) gave them to me and they’re sentimental in that we always drank coffee together while having heart-to-heart chats. I miss them dreadfully but am grateful for the hope of Heaven that will enable me to see them once again when it’s my time.
Confession: the little black lantern is something I leave out all year, along with the red felt doily because I love snow scenes. My house is decorated burgundy and hunter green, so technically we’re Christmas-y all year anyway. LOL!
The inside of this lantern has 4 Thomas Kinkade scenes and holds a flickering tea light LED candle, which illuminates the wintery scenes.
The green tree advertised as a five foot tree, but I’m thinking that included the base. LOL! It’s perfect for a tabletop tree, which we need because my dogs attack Christmas bulbs like cats do. LOL!
Do you have a tough time keeping your pets out of your tree? What’s your solution?
My favorite decoration is my nativity set. I have several. The one pictured gets rearranged each day by one of my daughters. Baby Jesus has trekked all around that table. LOL! At one point, it looked like he was in a Conga line with the shepherd, the animals and Joseph leading and the wise men following. LOL!
How about you? Did you go all out this year with decorating? Or do you keep it minimal? What’s your favorite Christmas decoration? Would love for you all to tell about your Christmas decorating traditions and decor! :-) I’d especially love to hear about your nativity set if you have one.
I’m not sure if the comments allow you to post photos, but if so, I’d LOVE to see your Christmas decor, whether inside or out.
I can’t watch the videos without being caught up in worship…which is great. I hope it will stir your spirit to worship Jesus too. How blessed we are that God and Jesus gave the priciest gifts of all-God-his son, Jesus-his life, to provide salvation-our rescue. Praying the true meaning of Christmas touches you in an especially powerful way this season and in ways that will last all year. If the holidays are hard on you, please know you are in my prayers.
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Merry Christmas to you and yours!