Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Home Tour

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My all-time favorite part of Christmas is the soft glow of the lights.  It brings a certain peace to my heart.  I am totally guilty of staying up way too late during this time because I just don't want to leave the peacefulness. 

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Right after we got married I saw a big nativity scene that I liked.  While I still have not gotten it,  I did find this small set that I thought worked perfectly for the kids.  They have rearranged it about 738 times so far and I like that.  They discuss {and occasionally argue} about the different characters. They love to ask me questions about the "story" behind it and I figure that's better than having one that is way too expensive to touch.  Maybe one day I'll get that one too.

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I have such a clutter-phobia that I am a very simple Christmas decorator.  I like for things to be decorated but to also be clean and organized.  Some would say I am a bit of a scrooge because of it, but for me, less is more.

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With all of the 'new' decorating styles leaning towards non-traditional colors such as aqua, pink and white I just can't get away from the traditional red.  I use red in my home all year round so it fits in well with my other decor and that makes life easy.
 

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I do love to use fresh greenery and the smell is a nice bonus.

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We never know where Wyndell might show up.

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I've never had a hot chocolate bar in years past, but I'm so glad I do this year.  At least one cup is drank every single day, and most days many more than that!  Even the little ones think it's pretty fun.

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Nothing is better than lots of sunlight, Mason jars, candles and tin buckets. 

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The kids both have a simple little tree in their room.  Again, love the soft glow.

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I always love to see how others of you decorate your home for Christmas.  Let's be honest, I love to see how others decorate their homes year-round! 
 
I pray blessings to you and yours as we celebrate the greatest gift ever given. I often try to envision what that night was like when Mary gave birth to Jesus under that star-filled sky.  How she must have felt to be chosen to birth the Son of God.  Unimaginable! 
 
May we bless someone this season with an extra little dose of the love of Jesus.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

3 comments:

Amy said...

Your decorations are very pretty and that hot chocolate is soooo yummy!;)

jeff and rebecca said...

Everything is simply gorgeous! Your home is very inviting. Just the kind a person could come right into and feel at home. You Jacobs have the gift of hospitality. I would not dare let you inside my poor little 4 room rental this year to see our tiny little tree with dollar tree ornaments. Oh well, maybe next year we can be in our own home. Please pray for us to sell our home quickly!

Beth said...

Amy: I fixed that hot chocolate... A good ole' hot chocolate mix from the grocery store poured right into that glass jar ;-) You should come back and have another try!!!

Rebecca: Thank you and if I remember correctly, you were always very hospitible to us! Always had some good junk food to feed the Jacobs girls since we were so deprived ;-) I will pray for your house to sell QUICKLY! Love you guys and miss you so much!