I love taking pictures of our Christmas decorations each year. I really like to switch things up as far as what goes where...but this year I actually really like how everything is laid out so I may use these pictures next year when I'm unpacking all the boxes!
We don't really have a decoration theme, although I certainly lean towards the traditional colors of red & green and as of this year I've also decided to start collecting various trees. I actually already have quite the collection but I'm excited to look each year for a fun new tree to display somewhere in the house...large or small it really doesn't matter!
Of course here's the biggest tree of them all...someday soon we're going to find a good tree farm and go back to getting a real tree. But for now...the pre-lit, artificial tree, with no clean-up, watering or maintenance is awfully nice!
|& another view, that includes our newest Christmas decoration. Another big Santa from my MIL...I forgot to take a picture of his details but he's such a friendly Santa and perfect for our house!|
|The dining room area...with a special tree this year in the corner for Nick's Hallmark Classic Car collection...we have 19 as of this year!|
|Above my cabinets & part of my tree collection, we went with snow for the filler this year instead of greenery and I love it!|
|A new grouping this year: A picture of our Christmas baby from last year & a couple of new trees that I added to my collection this year.|
|Our entryway table: Ornament stand from Crate & Barrel, and a grouping of glitter trees (which were one of the first Christmas decorations Hubby & I bought together)|
|Our mantle & stockings & more Santas...I'm still in debate about getting new stockings for all of us; my plan is to have my mom make us some before Christmas next year...we'll see if that happens!|
And probably my favorite new addition to the Christmas decor this year...Elyse's Fisher Price Nativity from my in-laws. She LOVES this thing & now has another one at my parents' house. The angel is by far her favorite, with Baby Jesus coming in a close second. I love having this in our house & what it represents...besides all the toys that are filling our living room we have a manger scene perfect for Elyse to learn about the Greatest Gift of All.
|I honestly can't believe I was able to snap this picture, normally if I start playing with it she is jumping right in with me!|