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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Makes me Bloggy


Even though it's a big job, I love decorating for the holidays.

Since all of my usual Christmas decorators have grown up and out of the home this year, I just about didn't drag out all the boxes from the basement, open them up and get them unpacked.

Actually, I thought about it for maybe a minute and decided "nah", "I really do this because I love the sights and sounds of Christmas almost more than anything".


So as the lone Christmas decorator for the first time I went about my Christmasy business getting all the decorations up where I so love to see them.

Each one is such a treasured memory. A memory of a gift from a talented family member or friend. Something we picked up on a special evening out together just my husband and I. Another reminds me of a particular person, perhaps it was their favorite Christmas ornament of their favorite to unpack and put together.




Christmas is such a sensory holiday. I love the lights, the sounds, the beautiful Christmas sounds, the scent of the candles, the baking, the sounds of reading Christmas stories and books, singing Christmas carols together or singly.

It's an aura really - the aura of Christmas that permeates the home - ahhhh!

I do love it!



I hope you are enjoying bringing the spirit of Christmas into your homes this year.

Best wishes and happy holiday hugs!









16 comments:

Clairity said...

Beautiful post, almost brought a tear to my eye. I hope I'll be able to rationalize things this way when my kids are grown. Happy holidays!

Joy For Your Journey said...

You are so good!! And your pictures are beautiful. I had a very hard time this year decorating by myself. My husband got all the boxes out and dumped them in the living room and then I had to go through them all--alone. My daughter Michelle is still at home but NEVER home, so she wasn't any help. I really missed having everyone (anyone) here singing songs and decorating with me. I probably wouldn't have done much at all if it weren't for the party at my house last week. But you are right, I love Christmas as well and it is still important to carry on. And now that most everything is up, it really does bring me great joy.

Life As I Know It said...

This is reminding me that I should get off the computer and go drag the Christmas decorations out from the basement and get started...!

Pedaling said...

i'm so behind on getting my tree up and stuff- i need to start earlier from now on! uggghhh
but once it's up, i do relax and enjoy bringing that spirit into the home!

Greg and Karianne said...

Ah I can't wait to see them! Sorry you had to do that all by yourself!

blueviolet said...

Your treasures are so lovely! Thanks for giving us a peek! :)

Carolyn said...

I only have one box as of yet...but my family is young. In a few years I hope to have many boxes to lug out of the basement :0)

Darling.

Joy For Your Journey said...

What a sweet comment you wrote on my blog!! Thank you!

Theta Mom said...

I know what you mean about each decoraiton having a memory. Totally the spirit of the season!

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

Love the finished product of all that work. Makes everything so cozy and welcoming.! Worth the effort, right?

tammy said...

I'm glad you still decorated, even though you had no help. I love decorating for the holidays!

Lisa said...

It's so hard to get up the motivation to do all the decorating once the kids are gone, I know. But having no Christmas decorations AND no kids at home is even worse. Believe me ... I tried it one year after my daughters were all moved out. Never again! Kudos to you for creating such a lovely, sensory delight!

Elaine said...

So glad you got your Christmas decorations out! They look amazing :)


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Mrs. Mordecai said...

I love your nativity set. It looks just like mine only shinier. :)

Loralee and the gang... said...

Cute decor! I love the handmade items, and the Nativities are the best!
:~D

Momza said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog...you always have great pictures on yours...I still have a housefull, so lotsa helpoing hands are eager to decorate the tree. What's changed in me, is the desire to control it all. NO longer is my tree a "statement" about my preferences in decor...it's more about the family who lives in my house.

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