All throughout the month we've slowly decorated our house filling our hearts with excitement and anticipation waiting for Christmas Day, Jesus' birthday.
You can't really see it with the gifts in front but this year we put our tree in a metal bucket. With little ones crawling and running around the bucket meant no more pretty tree skirts getting shoved this way and that. The garland was a new addition this year, too. It was for sale in an etsy store and sold out pretty fast. I wasn't able to get my hands on one so I made my own. Some of the names of God were ones she used but many we brainstormed on our own.
I love how when we look at our tree, we are reminded of God and the true reason for the season.
Santa's Cookie and Carrots for the Reindeer
Our Nativity Scene
Every year our kids watch Yes Virgina while they wait to open gifts.
The gifts are open and the paper in the trash. We have a house full of excited children playing with their new toys and over all a very calm and peaceful day. In a short while we are off to Christmas Mass- a wonderful way to end our day!
From Deep in the heart of Texas, I wish you a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!