A little bit of Christmas

I thought I would share some of my favorite Christmas decorations. I was inspired, yet again, by The Preacher's Wife. Enjoy!

I made these letters using plain, cardboard letters from hobby lobby, gold spray paint, scrap book paper, and the amazing Xyron machine. Here they are in the kitchen.

My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary on November 25th. He got me this beautiful nativity scene. I've loved it from afar for years and I'm so excited to have one in my own home. I'm looking forward to adding to it each year.

And here is our tree! I only have a mixture of the ornaments I've received since my very first Christmas and a few I've collected since. I have to fight the urge buy ornaments to fill it up. My mom always had a full tree and so that's what I think a tree should look like. One of these days...

Can you tell I've just started my collection of Christmas decorations? :)


6 Responses to "A little bit of Christmas"

patty said... December 12, 2009 at 10:59 PM

You may have just started, but the memories that you build over the next 50 years as your family grows will be priceless to you. Plus, you have the gift of being crafty...love, love, love those letters you did! Merry Christmas!!

Amber said... December 12, 2009 at 11:20 PM

Love the homemade letters! Very creative!

Pen to Paper; Spirit to Soul said... December 13, 2009 at 1:10 AM

The NOEL is awesome!!!
We have given our girls an ornament a year as they have grown and now most of the tree has their ornaments on it...I'm not sure what I will do in about 5 yrs when I no longer have their ornaments!!!
Trust me, over the years, and all of the ornament exchanges, you will garner more Christmas than you have room for!!! Enjoy!!!

Lauren Delaine said... December 13, 2009 at 9:45 AM

I am just lovin' the varied nativity sets that everyone has! Your is precious!

Emily :) said... December 14, 2009 at 9:21 AM

Your NOEL is just too cute! And I totally want that nativity. You don't think my husband will see this and take a hint do you? Yeah, probably not... :)

Unknown said... December 14, 2009 at 5:48 PM

I too love the NOEL and the Nativity. My ornaments have changed throughout the years. The first year we had no store bought ornaments except lights. Every year we add something new. Now I have enough to have a tree in every room.