Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! We are sharing our favorite decorations.
Barbara: For this post, I chose something new, not a cherished family heirloom. One of the few renovations my husband and I have done in our current place is an upgrade of the lighting on the living floor, including this chandelier over the dining table. Last year I had the idea to add Christmas balls to it during the holiday season. Normally, I think it looks like a cityscape, but with the balls added, it looks to me like icicles.
Julie: I really struck gold with my sisters. We’ve been juggling a lot of family stuff this year, but we’ve remained united, supportive, and friends. I bought them this ornament because it made me laugh, we all love White Christmas, and because it’s true. There were never such devoted sisters.
Edith: My nativity scene holds so many memories, past and present. My mother painted the traditional figures, and they were the ones we set out every year when I was a child. My older sister, Barbara (a big fan of all the Wickeds’ cozies) got the set and used it with her four sons, but after I had my own young family, she passed it along to us. She also sent me the red yarn elves when we lived in Mali for a year and had zero Christmas decorations. About ten years ago I found Snoopy in a box and added him, and then Garfield and Bert. Now I love to add other figures as I come across them (which is how RBG and Obama joined the birthday party).
Liz: I lost all of my old, meaningful decorations. I guess I can say it was the first decoration I got to start my new collection. Plus, he’s very regal and I love that about him.
Sherry: I have a lot of Santas but my latest obsession is vintage spaghetti-trim Santas. My mom has a couple that she’s had for years. I bought a Santa and Mrs. Claus salt and pepper shaker set at a church sale a long time ago. I confess that last year I bought two on Etsy and gave one to my daughter and one to my husband and said, “Give this to me for Christmas.” I sent a link to my mom for one for this year so fingers crossed!
Jessie: I love seeing all your decorations, old and new! Our house is always decorated for Christmas with a collection of sentimental ornaments acquired over the years, especially craft projects my children have created. One of my very favorites was made at school by my youngest many years ago. It has hung on the door to our front porch at the holidays every year since and never fails to make me smile when I catch a glimpse of it. Here’s hoping there are things that make each of you smile this season!
Readers: Do you have a favorite decoration? Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!