It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the YearWith the Christmas season fast upon us, it is time to start decorating our homes  On the inside and on the outside. There are a lot of families that use the same decorations every year again.  But others go all out and try to change the decoration style with every passing season.  As the holidays tend to be a time when people do a lot of entertaining in their homes, why not consider adding something extra to your holiday decor ?

In years past, we have approached our holiday decorations with a certain theme in mind.  One year, we decorated our home to look like Santa workshop.  Another time, we dressed our living room like a life-sized nativity scene.  And last year was my favorite, by far!  We made our  home look like a beach complete with sand and palm trees, and had Christmas in a Hawaii scene.  There are lots of different scenes you can come up with. As long as you have the time and money for it to do it you can make something really nice.
This year we keep the decorating simple. White lights on the outside of the home, in a winter theme. (So lets hope there will be some snow 🙂  The idea is to transform the living room in a winter wonderland.  We are planning to use in the Christmas decoration a lot of blue, white, and silver.  And we will spend an afternoon making paper snowflakes.  You remember those don’t you?  You know the ones we all used to make in elementary school, where you fold up a round piece of paper and take little snippets out of it with scissors to make unique snowflake patterns.  So much fun!  We will also use lots of those silver icicles, and snowmen of various shapes and sizes.
Decorating your home really helps get your family and friends into the Christmas spirit.  We usually invite our extended families over to help.  This gives all the children an opportunity to share in what has become a wonderful family tradition.  It also gives the adults a chance to enjoy some good company and maybe even some spiced-up eggnog!  Later in the day we will likely all gather around the television and watch our favorite Christmas movie.  We like to watch “A Christmas Story” every year as a family.   What are your Christmas wishes ?

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