We have lots of animals in our family, and they love Christmas too. Our dogs are the best and I am sure Santa will bring them all sorts of new toys to chew on!
Bunny Christmas! We also have four cats, but they were not willing to put the Santa caps on. Our bunny was though. He thinks that he is a cat and hops all around the house and uses a litter box. Bunnies just don't get the credit they deserve.
A sepia picture, to show the glow of the lights and the fire. I love the new furniture set up even more with the fire going. We used to have a gas fire place, but we love wood. My husband can make the best fires!
A finished tree with the glow of pretty lights.
Santa collection with a crackling fire. It has gotten cold here again in Tennessee. Last week it was in the 70s, and today it was that horrible cold with a strong wind that takes your breath away. We even had some flurries of snow. I hope that we get at least one good snow this year.
I used to use babies breath on my tree as a "filler". This is especially necessary with a real tree that begins to loose it's needles. This year, I picked up some artificial poinsettias at the dollar store, clipped off each flower and tucked it into the tree. It really made the tree complete.
I also used a scallop punch and some holiday card stock to make more "fillers", shown above to the right of the flying Santa.
Our newest tradition... as some of you know from a previous blog, I treasure the ornaments from my childhood that my mother made. This is the Christmas card that she made us this year that hangs on the tree. She is a very talented artist and I will be helping her to open her own Etsy shop soon. I told her that I wanted her to do this every year. What a wonderful "ornament" to have year after year. There is a comment on the back from my parents. Now who wouldn't treasure that. I am very blessed, my parents are two of my closest friends and I love to spend the day with them both.
I also have my great grandmother's Nativity. I don't' want to put it up until my girls are older, and I have a very safe spot away from my cats. It is just so fragile, but magical at the same time. I loved setting it up when I was little, and would stare at it for hours. The Nativity above is on a very old clock that my father passed onto me from his side of the family. It is from Germany and one of my prized possessions.
I hope that you enjoyed your visit. May you have a Joyous Holiday Season and the Greatest New Year's ever. God bless!