My Christmas decor is first a tribute to our family heritage on both sides. I have special decorations from each grandmother. My mom gave us the Santas Around the World Collection; and Mr. B's mom gave us the Christmas village she built over years with our children.
We hang stockings and ornaments hand made by my husband's grandmother.
I wanted my own traditions, so I began my collections of Snowmen, votive candle holders, and small Christmas trees. Each nook and cranny has a decoration, and all are surrounded by red and green plaid.
We were also married in December, so there are several Christmas wedding gifts I bring out every year...including a plaid table cloth I love! I have four special nativity scenes which go inside the china cabinet.
To some, it might seem like too much...to my family, it brings us joy and smiles...my adult children comment if I leave anything out...they know where each item goes and they look forward to it. My sweetest December times are early in the mornings...candles lit, lights twinkling, peace....