I finished decorating the house for Christmas this weekend. I know not everyone loves the Holidays, but I do. I love the lights, the decorations, the silly wreaths on cars, and the general good cheer. I wish the focus wasn’t so much on the sales, bargains, and gifts, but I choose to focus on the many things I love about the Season and do my part to keep consumerism to a respectable level.
I also love our house, but something about the way it looks decorated for Christmas makes me so happy. I love it! I don’t know what I am doing wrong the rest of the year, but right now it looks warm, friendly, and cozy.
This year we put up the same fake tree the Mister and I bought for our first Christmas together. I thought it would be too thin, but it fits perfectly in between our two picture windows. I love how all the lights reflect off the windows.
I put up all my special ornaments this year, of course, and added a few new ones, too. The Mister bought me this dancing frog last year for Christmas to replace poor Kermie.
Last year I really wanted a Mickey Mouse ornament because Mikey was so obsessed with him. I finally found one, after being outbid on ebay several times, at Target of all places! Now I am on the hunt for a glass dinosaur ornament.
I love the way these trees sparkle in the window from the street.
A basket of cards from last year (so I remember who to send to this year), but only one card from this year, so far.
A basket of Hersey Kisses never hurt anyone.
My 20 year old mixer agrees: things look better surrounded by Christmas decorations. It’s slimming.
Can’t it be Christmas all year long, minus all the shopping?