As I mentioned before, my favorite holidays are Thanksgiving and Christmas. I know most people think that Christmas season shouldn't start until the day after Thanksgiving but I don't quite follow that. I listen to Christmas music all year long if I'm doing something like dishes or cleaning where I need a pick me up. It's my happy place music! And this year for the first time, I have put up our Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving and I am very happy about it. It might just be a new tradition in our house.
Saturday during Ria's nap, Carmen and I decorated the bigger tree! She was so excited about the lights and checked out every ornament! It was so much fun to tell her about each one and show her the ones she made last year for our tree.
pinterest that I wanted to do this year. First was the ornament wreath seen below and pin found here. To make this, we took all the ornaments that I bought at the dollar tree and hot glued the tops to them. Then we strung them on a wire hanger and closed up the wire hanger and hung it up. The burlap garland I made using this pin and hot glued the ornaments on to it. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how this came out and it makes me so happy to see it!
One of the crafts I did last year was this nativity scene that my sister printed and laminated for me! I put magnets on the back and Carmen loved playing with it last year. This year it's been a bit hit too! The pin for that can be found here so you can print your own.
After a busy day of crafting, cleaning, and toddler/child wrangling, I was so happy to sit with some hot cocoa, my knitting, and Love Actually with all the Christmas decorations up! It was so nice to get some time to enjoy it at the end of a busy day!
Happy Christmas Decorating!!!
When do you plan to put up your decorations? Have you already? Any new decorations you have for this year?