making our home festive and merry is one of my favorite things to do… any time of year. but at christmas, it is my most favorite. i thought i’d share some pieces of our holiday merriment with those of you who we are dearly missing this year.
from candles to twinkly lights (which i keep up year round), to an abnormal amount of candy everywhere, christmas stories & coloring books, there is always something fun to look at wherever you are standing in our home. there is a quote by textile designer william morris that i found on pinterest, and it is a motto i love for our home… “have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” for me, i love to find beauty in the smallest of details. and, our kids are picking it up, from their artwork that is displayed to the pieces that they set out as decoration… if it’s lovely to them, then they love to share with everyone.
each year this christmas set gets arranged by the boys and sprinkled with sugar as the snow. it is becoming quite the mess with a two-year old, but nonetheless it a tradition and one the kids will not allow to change. this year, as we finished reading the classic, a christmas carol, by charles dickens, ezra made his own lego creation of the story, which adorns our mantle right now.
each tiny detail has a story and a special meaning to myself, andy, or our kids. i love displaying these sweet memories every year… pulling them out of the basement and watching the kids get excited over things like the nutcracker they painted when they were four. some of my favorite pieces that i loved growing up, that my mom has so lovingly passed on to me, are what i get giddy about when i dig through the holiday bins. (sorry mom i have misplaced the other little snowchild… i will not give up finding her!)
and next year, when we pull it all out again, we will remember the things that were made this year, and share the stories that go with each treasure. wishing you beauty in your home with the things that bring you joy this season and most of all, remembering our king in all of it.