As soon as Thanksgiving Day is over, the excitement of Christmas begins! At our house, we are just beginning our Christmas decorating. Want to take a peek?
Each year Kaylee asks to arrange the nativity scene on our large schoolroom window. This year Weston was anxious to help, too! Adding some white lights around this window makes it look like a beautiful star-lit night in Bethlehem.
We add a mauve-and-gold wreath to the front door. And the cute little snow couple? They have a special place on our kitchen table.
Our children love to hang stockings for small gifts during the last week before Christmas Day. Our peg rack holds five stockings, and the other two hang on a shelf in the living room. Weston, being only three, doesn’t remember Christmas last year. He is so excited about his little stocking!
We have to wait until next week to put up our tree, since we are having new carpet installed first. Ho-hum. In the meantime, we are enjoying looking through all the special things we hang on our tree. Our Christmas tree is decorated “family-style”–no custom theme or expensive ornaments, just hand-stitched ornaments and special crafts the kids have made over the years. Our tree is truly loaded with memories . . . and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
And now I’d love to hear about how YOU decorate for Christmas! What things are especially meaningful to you?
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Take a minute to find out how these three families decorate for Christmas!
This post also contributes to TheNorthForty Christmas Link-Up.