This isn’t our first Christmas in our house, but it’s the first one with any semblance of sanity. Although we don’t have a huge stash of Christmas decorations, we took advantage of the slower pace this year (read: not moving into a new house!) and made a nice little Christmas corner in our living room.
First, the tree.
We got our tree at the local thrift store. We also bought some lights there, but it turned out they were intended for bushes, not trees (they’re arranged in a mesh rather than a string), so we went out and bought some strings too.
Jordan’s coworker said wrapping lights around the trunk makes it look like the tree is lit from the inside.
Then we wrapped another string around the outside.
And can’t forget the ornaments, of course!
We have a tradition we started our first year of marriage of buying a special ornament each Christmas to represent the year that’s past.
Our second year (not pictured) was an ornament from the university where we got our Masters.
And this year was very special to us as it represented the little life that is no longer with us.
I also finally got the nativity set I’ve been wanting for years (it was 75% off!) and some cute stocking hangers. Here’s the view of our mantle.
The kitties enjoy Christmas too–it means warm fires in the fireplace!
We didn’t do any outdoor decorations, but we bought a couple wreaths on clearance at the end of the season. I’m looking forward to being festive outdoors next year!