Showing posts with label #Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #Christmas. Show all posts

Monday, January 16, 2023

Getting ready for Christmas


Last year I knew going into the Holidays that we needed a new Christmas Tree and some decorations. Our old tree got moldy from a leak in our basement and most of our ornaments didn't make our last move. We decided on a red, white, and silver theme and went with that. I ordered a 7.5 foot tree with lights that could be either white or colored depending on how you feel each day. This tree was originally like 300.00 and I got it for I believe 43.13. I have to say it is the best tree we have had so far. Easy to set up and take down. We are very happy with it. 

I also bought new garland, penguin ornaments, gingerbread man decorations, and white, silver, and white decorations to go with everything. We even made a few decorations from crafts I had stashed for years. I also ordered a star in red. It isn't quite what we were looking for so I will be looking at new toppers for next year. The star goes well with the multi-colored lights but not so well with the white so we just left the star off when we had the white lights on. We live on a strict budget so buying things on sale is a must. I also ordered one of those glass trees with multi-colored lights because they remind me of my grandmother and aunts. It was also something my mom always wanted but never got. For a splurge, I bought a family of Moose decorations for our home. They are so cute. 

This year I would like to add a tree skirt (ours went missing) or tree box, a lighted wreath, some lighted pine garland, and some of those deer sets that light up for our porch. If I had to splurge I would buy those lamps that look like the lamps out of Narnia. I also want to get letters for each of the stockings so it is easier to keep track of whose stocking is whose. 

I showed my husband several ideas for how I want to hang the stockings this year and with a little thinking outside the box we are going to be able to make what I would like with things we already have on hand. Can't wait to show you all later in the year. Anyways those are my goals for Christmas this year. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Christmas Dolls

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I know many of you may thing Christmas is far off but these dolls are so darn cute I had to share them with you right away. There are 12 in all no doubles all dressed for the Holidays. Each doll has cute pink shoes and stands 7 inches tall. They do have a ring on them so you can hang them from a tree, gift bag, or use as a key chain which we would never do but they are super cute. The outfits are glued on so the outfits can't be changed but that doesn't stop my daughter and grand daughter from having fun with these little cuties. 

I happen to think these would make a great little package topper for that extra special gift. You could also use these as stocking stuffers or even party favors. It is never to early to put things away for gift giving fun. 

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