I’m not much of a change-the-decorations-for-the-season person. I do have a couple Rubbermade containers of Christmas things. Even so, this year I put out less. I’m not sure why, except that I’m trying to embrace the realness that comes when I don’t worry with perfection. So I put out some favorite things and let my wild Christmas tree take up half my living room.
It’s just right for us right now.
Come see a few of my favorites …
I love stockings. And I love these stockings. I found them online somewhere before Ben was born and then found them again to order a fourth when Ben came about a month before Christmas 2009. And, yes, I love that we have a mantel for stockings display.
Speaking of Christmas 2009, this is one of the earliest pictures of us as a family of four. We’d just gotten back from the local Christmas parade, and I had my friend snap the moment. Ben was just 12 days old. It’s become a favorite of mine that stays in that holiday frame and comes out each year.
We have two nativity sets. Both are kid friendly. This Melissa & Doug one is on our mantel, but it’s still be moved around plenty of times by the little hands here.
Our tree is crazy. And I love that about it. I also love all the room underneath the branches. We’ve done Christmas with one side of family, so the gifts for the other side of the family and some friends are waiting. That’s the kids’ Geo Trax Christmas train and Little People nativity in the background. I like that they get to play with it so close to the crazy tree.
What’s your favorite Christmas decoration? Do you put out the same things every year in the same places or mix it up?
Joining The Nester and others from all over the Internet who are giving tours of their homes at Christmas and reminding each other it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. And linking up with Crystal Stine’s Behind the Scenes.
Take a peek at other previous Christmas posts. The Jesus Birthday Party. Easiest Ornament Craft Ever. Crafting Christmas Coasters. Memories Hang Here.
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