and my staircase
are where the majority of my Christmas decorating takes place. However, I do like to sprinkle Christmas all over my home.
I love my nativity set. It is a precious moments set that my husband purchased for me when we first got married. I have displayed it on a table near the tree for the last few years. I used to have it set up under the tree. Once we got the train and the kids would play under the tree, it was an accident waiting to happen. So it got moved to a safer and more prominent location.
There's just something about this Santa Claus that I like. I think it's the brown outfit he is wearing. He goes so well in my dining room.
By adding a little red berry garland and some red cardinals, my chandelier gets a touch of Christmas.
A few years ago Hallmark started selling these cute singing snowmen. We have collected each year. I don't think they have one this year.
My kids love these snowmen. They decided where each would go this year. This was a kind of cool year. For the first time, my kids were old enough to actually be a huge help in decorating. In past years they would always help, but after they went to sleep I would "fix" some of what they had done (you know, 50 ornaments on the bottom branch of the tree...that kind of thing).
This is kind of Christmas Central. It's at the bottom of the stairs and each morning when the kids come down one of them changes the countdown. The snow globe on the left is a picture of them with Santa when my daughter was six months old and my son was 3 1/2. The kids love that giant snow globe. The little train set is from Hallmark from 1991.
This weekend we have our first Christmas party. This is the 18th year this party has been thrown (it's hosted by our best friends...who are my son's Godparents). This party is always on the first Saturday in December. For us it has become the marker that lets us know Christmas is really almost here.
Hope you have a great weekend. Hope to hear what you think of all my little Christmas vignettes. I always love and appreciate your comments.