This traditional decor on my Christmas mantel brings me feelings of warmth and love. Twinkling lights and red and green accents make this truly a cheery Christmas mantel.
This Christmas decor is super traditional this year. I have about 498 photos of this Christmas decor, so I’ll say a few things about some of the photos, but for the most part…here is my Christmas home tour. Enjoy! I know I have!
This wreath was a very favorite purchase from Target awhile back.
The stockings I made several years ago and had them embroidered, I didn’t want to put hooks on the fireplace, but I also didn’t really find any stocking holders that wouldn’t take away from the simplicity of this year’s decor. Instead of crowding it with 6 holders I only sort of liked, I went and grabbed a couple branches and put them through the lights on the garland and then got some cute ornament hooks from Target and just hung them from there. I honestly couldn’t love it more. Simple and perfect.
Christmas Piano Decor
Super fun to be using our stocking advent calendar that we made a while back, there is a daily activity in each one like movie night, baking cookies, Christmas party etc… This is the kid’s favorite tradition.
Chad bought me part of the Willow Tree Nativity a couple years back and I know I couldn’t love another set more. I know so many people have it, but it’s gorgeous, and I just love it soo soo much!
Black, Red and White Christmas Tree
My husband insists on having a real tree…and so does my daughter. We can’t just go pick out one from the lot though, we have to make a day of it and go cut one down in the forest. One of the perks of living in Oregon, we have a million trees pretty much in our backyards and we only have to pay $5 to cut one down for Christmas. It’s a fun tradition that the family all loves, I am just not usually all that impressed with the tree we eventually settle on. Trees in the forest don’t grow to be perfect little Christmas trees like the ones on Christmas tree farms. There are always gaps, they’re not very symmetrical, and for a perfectionist who likes to have complete control over her decor…it’s hard for me to bite my tongue. This year, besides a pretty large gap that I had to doctor up being creative, the tree turned out pretty great! I am excited that it actually fit where I wanted it and that it was full enough that I could hang all of my ornaments on it!
That star I got like 10 years ago. Sigh, I never tire of it’s cuteness. I have never seen one I like more. The little nailhead detail is just too much cute. And of course my wrapping paper has to match the tree.
Kitchen Christmas Decor
My breakfast bar got in the Christmas spirit, this is what it looks like when it’s not decked out for a hot cocoa bar.
My favorite Bath and Body Works scent of the season. Yummy.
My favorite cookie jar from World Market.
Entryway Bench Christmas Decor
We are doing the 25 Days of Christ this year (LOVING IT!) and I didn’t have a place to put my big display board so I brought in a bench from outside, cleaned it up and had one more place to put some happy holiday cheer! I added some free cuteness, by taking some trimmings from my tree and sticking them in a vase with some beads I had. I wrapped a check box to use with the 25 days of Christ, it’s what we put the ornament in each night, but it adds a cuteness factor all on it’s own. A jar of candy canes is practically free, especially if you go to a holiday party and all four of your kids get handed 5 each…
This little Nativity I picked up from World Market. Super cute, and the kids can touch this one without me freaking out. Winning! 😉
Kids own Tinsel Trees
My kids each have their own trees that they get to decorate (and undecorate and decorate again and again) with their own ornaments. I bought these trees in a two pack from Target. They have wire rings so the ornaments hang nicely from them, and they store flat. Best purchase!
We also have a super fun tradition that I started with my daughter with her first Christmas. We bought her a snowman ornament and decided each year until she was 18 we would continue doing that. That way when she moves out she will have 18 ornaments in a theme, and can decorate her own tree. It’s so fun to pick out a new ornament each year!
We have chosen a different theme for each child and they get to open them on Christmas Eve with their pajamas and then hang it on the tree. They also get to hang any ornaments they make at school or church on their own tree. I box up each of their own ornaments in their own box after Christmas. They honestly look forward to opening that box every year and decorating their own tree. It is such a win win, because I get my pretty tree, they get to help decorate and it still looks cute in my living room!
My oldest boy has Santa ornaments.
My seven year old has reindeer (his might be my favorite to find new ornaments for, I mean how cute is that reindeer?!?).
And my (5 year old) baby has trains. He is my kid most obsessed with cars, trucks and trains so this is perfect for him.
So there you have it! There are more little touches throughout the house in each room, but these are the main areas. I love this season! I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am this year. Merry Christmas to all of you, and I pray for lots of blessings on your home and heart now and for the coming year.