Another holiday season has nearly come and gone. I couldn’t let the season pass completely without sharing our home tour from this year. I changed up our decor quite a lot but I wouldn’t say I simplified anything. Please allow me to share my favorite features with you.
Our family room
The girls’ trees
Each of our girls have a small white tree with pink and purple ornaments
Our little bedroom tree
Merry Christmas to you all. We hope you enjoyed our home tour.
Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and we are excited! We wanted to share some of our favorite traditions with you all, as we prepare for Christmas Day.
1. We read The Night Before Christmas every Christmas Eve night.
This has been a tradition since the oldest Lumber was a tiny tot. We make it a point to make popcorn or hot chocolate and read this classic story together. If you’d like to own a copy of this beautiful book, you can get one here.
2. Ride around and look at Christmas decorations and lights
Get some hot chocolate and ride around your town looking at the Christmas decorations. This cute set up was spotted while we were headed to see The Nutcracker.
And you never know, you just might find a cute photo op (if your kids will cooperate, that is).
3. Get your elf on
We have a blast with our elves on the shelf. You could always read the Elf on the Shelf book or watch the movie. If you don’t have them, you can get them here.
4. Turn off all the lights and simply enjoy your Christmas tree
This is one of my favorite things to do, and it doesn’t have to be Christmas Eve. Just enjoy the peace and quiet and bask in the soft glow of the lights. This leads me to my next thing.
5. Read the Christmas story in Luke.
This is my favorite tradition. There is no Christmas without Jesus, and He is definitely the most important part of the Christmas season.
What are some of your family’s traditions?
We will resume regular schedule on December 26. Have a wonderful Christmas Day!
If you’ve been reading for very long, you know I love Christmas. I might even love Christmas a bit too much- I decorate so much of our home for Christmas, and while my family sometimes tries to talk me out of it, I would never do anything less.
Today I will share our different trees, before I share our full home tour next week.
1. Dining room tree: the music tree
This tree has some ornaments on them that belonged to my mom when I was growing up. The ornaments have sheet music on them. There are also French horns, trumpets and metal bells.
2. Family memory tree
This tiny little six foot tree is filled with mementos from family vacations, special memories such as births and our wedding, and ornaments the kids made. Nothing on it matches but I love it. It’s my favorite tree in the house.
3. The main tree
This tree is in our living room and it is the main tree in the house. I absolutely love it. It’s big and pretty and well lit. I also love the red and gold ornaments.
4. Oldestdaughter’s tree
4. Youngest daughter’s tree
Both of our girls have white four foot trees with pink and purple ornaments and beads. I let them decorate their trees themselves.
In our own bedroom, we have a small tabletop tree with red and gold ornaments. And to answer the question…I put them all up because it’s fun and I enjoy it! You should do what you enjoy too!
I love Christmas decor at places like Hobby Lobby, but I don’t always love the price.
Did you know you can find lower priced, but still cute decor at discount stores? Some of my favorites are Dollar General and Aldi (yes, the grocery store). Today, I am sharing some of my favorite recent Dollar General finds.
All of the items I am about to show you are $8 or less.
1. Christmas bucket with “leather” handles
How cute would this be on a porch with a faux tree in it? Or maybe on a fire place hearth with birch logs in it.
2. Red plaid table runner
I love this so much- the colors in it are so festive. I’d love to pair this with some green chargers and some Christmas china.
3. Red plaid “Merry Christmas” pillow
This pillow is so pretty and the price is perfect. I bought one for my mud room entry.
4. Tabletop Nativity
This table top nativity has everything I love- warm wood, metal and Jesus. It’s perfect!
5. Faux book stack
Who doesn’t want this cute little “book stack?” I love everything about it.
I hope you enjoyed these Christmas goodies! You may even want to go visit your local DG and see what goodies you can find.