Christmas Decorations 2018

Each year we decorate our house roughly the same way. Sometimes I worry that it seems boring or that I need to change it up (#keepingupwithinstagram), but then I get everything out and 1. I remember WHY I do things the way I do (how things fit, etc.) and 2. I remember how much I love the ways we’ve figured out what works best for our home and our family.

It might not all be Pinterest-worthy, but here’s our Christmas set up for 2018.

The Family Christmas Tree

(with our Advent Books underneath)

This tree is pre-lit (aren’t they all anymore?) and I spent all of 5 minutes fluffing it up.

Our decorations are stored in the attic over our garage. To get them, I have to go up and down one of those pull-down ladders from the ceiling. After 5+ years of nearly killing ourselves (and/or each other) each December getting the damn tree bag down, two years ago I had a stroke of brilliance. Our ONE large tree is stored in TWO bags. #genius The top and middle fit into one and the bottom and stand/basked are in the other. So light. So easy to carry. Less holiday murder.

Nativity Hurricanes

I purchased this set of hurricanes from DaySpring and I love its simplicity and beauty. I drew the angel wings on the canvas several years ago and it works so well in this little vignette.

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Stockings

We don’t have a fireplace, so no mantle to hand our stockings by with care. I love our solution. These are all from Pottery Barn (important note I just learned: Pottery Barn KIDS… or you won’t find them). I got them a couple years ago during a major sale with free personalization – the only way to buy things from Pottery Barn.

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Yes, my dogs have their own stockings and Yes, the big dog does have the smallest stocking. MyChild picked them out.

Window #1

Again, no mantle, so I’ve made my own spaces throughout they house. In our kitchen, two large windows form the corner of our house( _| ) and I added shelves to give it more life. I do love decorating these for Christmas – so many extra lights makes it very cozy.

Window #2

These houses are from Michael’s and I made the green trees with Styrofoam cones and green yarn. The white abstract trees were from Hobby Lobby.

What is your favorite decoration/set up for the holidays?

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