I love to fill up all my glass canisters with candy each year. If I remember right this candy is about 4 years old! Yep! I wrap it back up in tissue and store it in my house till the next year. We never eat it and it seemed such a waste. So I tried it one year and haven’t looked back. I buy a few new boxes each year on clearance to add to my stash!
This is one of my favorite trees! These 12 days of Christmas ornaments were hand painted by Ryan’s grandma a few years before she passed away. My kids have learned to hold their breath as they walk by as not to tempt any of the to fall. I do hand tie each one tightly to a tree limb for extra protection.In the kitchen I display my gingerbread and gilded fruit purched nicely in my egg cups!
It’s no secret that I collect ornaments wherever we go. And If I can't find one I'll make do with a keychain.
This one I keep because it displays a grandma’s handwriting.
This card was gifted to us about 10 years ago from a custodial worker that cleaned the building I used to work in. It reminds me each year how he took the time to HAND draw each card and personalize it with our names. This, to me, is the true meaning of giving at Christmas!
Here is a glimpse of our gift wrapping this year. Though I don’t theme our tree I do create a "theme" each year to wrap in. It helps keep an updated look .
And in the center of it all we display what we celebrate the day for. The birth of our Lord and Savior.