‘Tis The Season…

Around this time every year, a delightful transformation takes place within our home.

Welcome to our home...

Little touches of red and green begin to deck the halls…

A little red...

A little green...

fa-la-la-la-laaa....

… and sentimental favorites start to appear.

The tree from my Mom...

The tree from my Mom-in-law...

And my little tree (which stays up year-round, except for the lights and ornaments!)

Our “fish” even join in the merriment — we live on a lake, after all…

'Tis true... :)

And every year without fail, I simply must set these out… but before I do, I’d like to invite you to a party!  My friend, Christy at Critty Joy, is asking you to share your holiday traditions at her Christmas Party Fridays link-up.  (Sorry for the late notice, but this was the first chance I had to write this week.)

My favorite tradition?  Besides shutting off every light in the house for an entire evening while I listen to the beautiful music of the season by candlelight (with a mug of mulled cider or a glass of wine), my favorite holiday tradition is getting out the “Christmas deer.”

When my children were little, no matter where I set this darling pair (or how far apart), they’d mysteriously end up nose-to-nose.   It seems my kids liked to see them “kissing.” :)

Awwwww...

 So, break out the Nutcracker…

Hello!

Bring on the bling…

Bling, bling...

And tie a big, red bow on it!

All wrapped up...

But wait.  Have I forgotten something…?

Cause to celebrate!

This is why we celebrate Christmas and it’s delightful holiday traditions in our home.  Looking forward to hearing about yours!

Merry Christmas, with love and joy,

~ Kim

18 thoughts on “‘Tis The Season…

  1. Beautiful decorations and so colorful! The colors of Christmas always bring me joy. It’s like a reminder… of God’s gifts….so extravagant they are. I am so thankful for the time we set aside to remember and reflect on the birth of our Savior.

    Those deer are so cute and I can see why your kids would want them nose to nose!

    • Christy, your Christmas Party Fridays have been such fun! I love hearing how others celebrate with traditions and make memories with their loved ones — year-round, not just in December! There’s great JOY in connecting with each other.

  2. Ooh. I like your tchotchkes, Kimby. (Even though that’s a Hebrew word, but you know me.) Especially the doorknob hanger with, what are those, buttons? Love.

    I’ve had the Christmas quilt my mom made me out for WEEKS! But here is my favorite…Happy Holidays, Kimby!”

    Your home feels warm and inviting; thanks for having me.

    • Thanks for visiting, Sid! I’ve resorted to hanging ornaments all over ther house because most of them are bigger than my tree. :) I also love snuggling up with a quilt during the winter — those “homemade” ones are treasures.

    • Shirley, I’m glad you felt the JOY! I don’t even remember when I first got those deer — 25 years ago, I think — they are “teeny, tiny” but a huge part of our family’s memories!

  3. Thank you for your comment on my blog. All of your decor is so bright and cheerful. I love the deer. The nose to nose effect sounds like something my kids would also do. :)

    Merry Christmas!
    Blessings,
    Amy

    • Amy, my pleasure! It’s wonderful to watch holidays — life! — through children’s eyes. They see things we don’t. Have fun with your kids and Happy Holidays!

  4. So pretty, thank you so much for sharing Kim, don’t forget the ice in your wine ;) I also have a little ceramic tree from my mom. I love putting out sentimental items. My family makes fun of me because as I decorate I keep saying: “oh, I love this decoration, that’s one of my favorite!” Ultimately they are all my favorites! Have a great day my friend!

  5. Lovely! I especially love the row of glass balls hanging from the window. So pretty! I also love turning out the lights (and leaving just the Christmas lights), turning on the music, and sitting on the couch–with a cup of something hot! I love taking that time to meditate and let it all sink in. In fact, I should do that tonight . . .

    • Jenna, I hope you DID do that! Christmas comes and goes so quickly, it’s nice to savor it intentionally, at least for one evening. LOVE the music this time of year!

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