Christmas is my favorite time of year. The cool weather (and maybe even some snow!), the glittering lights, the atmosphere of giving gifts, spending time with family, but especially it is the celebration of Jesus’ birth.

The Birth of Jesus

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.”  Luke 2:2-20

Another of my favorites is decorating my house with beautifully colored, shiny ornaments, soft white snowmen, beautiful glittery lights. I love it all!!

On to the Christmas decorations.

The Blue Dining Room

The Welcoming Foyer

The Upstairs Hallway

The Green Kitchen

Our elf on a shelf. Doesn’t he look comfy?

You can see how I made these ornament wreaths last year here.

The Family Room and Mantel

You can read about our cabinet door sign here.

The Christmas Tree

Our New Glass Bowl Snowman

(You can read about other ideas for the little fellow here).

How are your holiday decorations coming along? If you’re any thing like me, I’ll be adding and subtracting all up until Christmas morning.

I’m looking forward to all the kiddos being home!

Love y’all,