Me: C’mon in!
You: Oh, should I take my shoes off?
Me: Not if they make your outfit! Would you like coffee or tea? Let’s sit by the fire… and would you like a Gluten-free Christmas cookie?!
That’s Christmas at our house and let me tell you celebrating the holidays in our new home has been amazing! I got to work decorating right after Thanksgiving. I knew it was going to take some time. We needed to move furniture and then erect our new 12′ Christmas tree. I took me 2 hours to fluff and shape this tree, but once she was up and plugged in… I was in love!
Then I had to get to work decorating our tree… bottom to top on a 10′ ladder where I often wondered “Am I scared of heights?” and “Why did I get a tree this big?” But in the end, she’s stunning and I’m basically convinced I need to re-create this tree year after year.
It didn’t stop there though… stockings, lanterns, candles, garlands, all the Christmas decor and MORE. In fact, I ended up with five fabulous Christmas trees around our home. The 2nd tree was all white and found it’s home in my girl’s perfectly posh playroom and we decorated it up with every Paris-inspired black, white & pale pink ornament we could find. It was just adorable! I found the 3rd tree at Home Goods and after having a store employee drag it across the store for me to plug it in and ensure it lit up, I bought it & brought it home. It’s a flocked tree, sits in a stand and already had some bulbs and berries wired on it, so I just wired on more plus ribbon! It was just perfect for the space in our sun room. The 4th tree was our basement Christmas tree, which may have been a favorite of nearly everyone who made the trek downstairs to see it. It wears a top hat, has a bit of an equestrian vibe and my girls loved it’s classic Christmas feel. But then, our master bedroom just felt bare. Neglected. So I made a quick trip to Kmart (going out of biz sale!) and happened to snag a 7′ pencil tree for a $60 deal, brought it home and decorated it up to coordinate with our bedroom.
At this point I’m fairly certain my husband had thought he was going to have to have me committed for being addicted to Christmas decor. Almost every inch of our home had a touch of something somewhere. But in the end, after two weeks of non-stop decorating it was done and we could just ENJOY. Enjoy it with family and friends and reflect on the blessing of the season.
After these photos were shot and I got proofs I just sat there thinking, “Woah! We’ve only lived here for six months and we’ve created THIS for Christmas!” I just felt overcome with gratitude. It’s a time of year where we do a lot of celebrating, continuing traditions, starting new ones and paying forward our many blessings. So I hope you will stay and enjoy Christmas with us…
There is no holiday I love more than Christmas because it is a time to give, reflect, be blessed, bless others and share in the joy of Jesus. So from our family to yours, Merry Christmas and may your New Year bring you bountiful blessings.