Decorating For Christmas

December 21, 2011

I LOVE decorating for the holidays!

I love using the ornaments and decorations that my boys have made in the past and current year.  We also make a Christmas Craft at home as well that we bring out every year, too.  Who knows what it’ll be this year, guess I better get a move on, hey!

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We’re starting to really enjoy decorating the

tree TOGETHER!  For those of you who have small children, I know you what I mean.  The boys are now 4 and 6, so they are a bit more responsible and ‘careful’ of the ornaments {mostly}.  Every year seems to get easier and easier to trim the tree and not have a heart attack!
IMG_3036 There are some very sentimental ornaments that I treasure like this one of M eating mud.

IMG_3025Christmas Cheer And this one of N riding down a ‘steep’ hill for the first time.

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And, of course, now the boys are in school!  I sincerely LOVE the ornaments they make for our tree.

{my mom STILL has the ones my brother and I made in grade school!}

So, I think I’ll follow in her footsteps and save all the ones the boys make so I can show their girlfriends/future wives what fantastic artists they were!!

img_1106Our customized tree skirt {I show you how to make it here}

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Those special ornaments decorate this

HUMUNGOUS tree we went out and cut down as a family.

It was freezing out there, but we found the perfect tree for our home and made it ours!!!

IMG_3076                     This is a simple Christmas Card holder I made last year {see how here} … it’s starting to fill up now …

Every year, I notice a difference in our boys’ participation in decorating our home.  It’s so nice to be able to bring out slightly more delicate ornaments and decorations with confidence that they won’t be destroyed within 24 hours of their appearance … it may take 48 hours … LOL!

And every year, I love creating a Christmas craft with them too!  Last year, it was the tree skirt … this year, I’m not quite sure what it’ll be, but come on by and see!

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