When do you decorate for Christmas? Do you go BIG or keep it simple? What we’ve done in years past and what we will do this year are entirely different. I honestly just haven’t “felt” the motivation yet this year! COVID has changed so many things in our lives and I hate to admit it has changed this for me too, but it has. There will be no 3RD annual munchkin baking day or munchkins for Christmas dinner… so until I “feel” it, let me describe Christmas past.
I LOVED our tree last year. We bought all new LED lights so I worried a lot less about the lights getting too hot and it was full of all our favorite ornaments. I found a great antique tree topper that I really like. 😀
In reality how I decorate each year changes based on my mood, weather, where we are living, pandemics, etc… so it will never be the same twice! But, it will at least be the same components. This is last year’s tree… hubby is still trying to motivate me into a tree this year…
This is my Snowman Family arranged from 2 different years. They were so much fun to make out of second hand store finds. The were also a lot of work. I only made two families, shipping one to a friend who lives in Florida and never sees snow 😀
We made candle yule logs for Advent craft night at church one year and they were a HUGE success and soooooooo easy to do. The decorations below are a few of my all time favorites, several of which I’ve made over the years.
The ornaments below are some of our homemade bulbs. Several years ago I made quite a few and then did them with my girl scout troop also. Hubby liked them so well that we have now donated all our store bought bulbs and made enough of these for the entire tree.
My cousin that passed away in 2014 made the ornament below for me. It will always be hung by my shooting stars in her honor even though I’m still mad at her for leaving the mess called A HOUSE FROM HELL for me to deal with.
And our handmade ornament by Design Chick Creations.