Around this time every year, a delightful transformation takes place within our home.
Little touches of red and green begin to deck the halls…
… and sentimental favorites start to appear.
Our “fish” even join in the merriment — we live on a lake, after all…
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.” :)
So, break out the Nutcracker…
Bring on the bling…
And tie a big, red bow on it!
But wait. Have I forgotten something…?
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,