I love Christmas decorations. I typically enjoy the process of putting them up too. This year we did it earlier than previous years because of Thanksgiving falling so late in the month, all the obligations we have during that time, and a booked schedule of events following Thanksgiving. It is nice to have them up. The pretty lights, festive colors, and traditional decorations that go up year after year all bring joy to my heart as I look around my house. I still have some more to do, such as garland on the banisters and garland around the front door, but that can be done soon enough. I hope you enjoy our Christmas decor. You don’t have to apologize if you decorate early too! It’s ok to celebrate Christmas when you want to and when it fits in your schedule. It certainly won’t diminish Thanksgiving for us. Lots of that holiday celebrating happening this week and next! I will keep you posted!
The big tree in the main area of our house. Amazingly the twins are listening and not destroying it this year. They have taken ornaments off, but I ask them firmly yet nicely to put them back and they do!
Brielle and her tree. She has been begging for weeks to out it up, ever since she saw the first glimpse of Christmas decor in the stores.
Tree in the formal living room. My friend Kristle helped me shop for the ornaments and decor for this tree last year. Thank you Kristle! I love it just as much or even more this year!
Table scape for the dining room table I created yesterday. I had the left over ribbon, garland, and candles.
Upstairs family room
Master Bath- I will hang bulbs from our living room chandelier too, I just need Justin’s help with the ladder.
Wreath that I remade last night. It was 6 years old and looking shabby. I stripped everything off it down to the garland and then I added new floral picks from Hobby Lobby.
Kitchen Island- good way to reuse old bulbs!
Celadon nativity that is special because we bought it on our honeymoon in Thailand.
Nativity scene that my Parents gave me more than 10 years ago. I love this one too! We have two additional nativity sets that I still need to set out. One is from Africa and one is from Guatemala, purchased on trips while there.
Dr. E. Magdalena Battles has a PhD in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. Her specialties include child development, parenting, family relationships, grief, domestic violence, and sexual assault. She shares her expertise and real-life experiences on this blog and on www.LifeHack.org. She and her husband reside in TX where they are raising their three young children.