Happy December friends! Now that Thanksgiving has passed and it is officially socially acceptable to be in the Christmas spirit, I thought it would be fun to give you a peek into our home at Christmastime (although, I’ve been enjoying it since early November this year, #noshame).
This is our third Christmas in this home, and I must say, I’ve found my groove with where I like things to go. Just like my typical home decor style, I keep it fairly simple and modern with Christmas decor, with some personal touches. Much of my decor is the result of a slow accumulation of things from over the years, built from a foundation of gifted decor from my mom when we first got married.
Historically, I haven’t naturally enjoyed the winter, but as I’ve gotten older, starting out the cold weather season with some cozy Christmas decor has shifted something in me and not only do I enjoy it, but I look forward to it. The highlight for me is the magic that comes from those twinkle lights. This time of year I spend much of my free time cozied up on the couch by the tree so I can soak up all the feels. It sparks a special something in my soul and is one of the reasons I’ve grown eager to decorate earlier and earlier as the years go by.
Before I invite you in, to help set the scene, let’s pretend you’re coming over to catch up over a warm cup of hot chocolate. There’ll be a Spiced Apple Toddy candle burning and my ‘Tis the Season playlist quietly playing the background. We’ll chat the day away on the couch next to the tree. But, truthfully, with or without you, that’s probably where you’ll find me the rest of this Christmas season.
I hope you enjoy this mini tour of our home during Christmas time!
The little tree on our table used to serve as our only Christmas tree before I inherited our current one from my last job. Before that, this tree was my and my college roommate’s tree, and before that it was a “money tree” gift from my parents in high school. This little guy is still hanging in there after all these years.
A few years ago I started celebrating the Advent season with a calendar and devotional through All Good Things Collective to help center my heart on Jesus during this season that is meant to be a celebration of His coming. The calendar serves as a beautiful addition each year to my Christmas decor. Unfortunately this year is AGT’s last year of business (they’re having a major close out sale if you’re interested in filling your home with some beautiful scripture and art), but I will definitely hold onto the habit of intentionally setting my heart and mind on remembering God first in all of the Christmases to come.
One really personal touch this year is a piece that my Father in Law made us for Christmas last year. Alabama Christmas is about the only Christmas album that exists in my husband’s family, and so all four sons received a version of this last year to represent a line from “A Candle In the Window” that states that ‘Christmas is in your heart.’ It’s a true Pruim family memento.
And here’s one last shot of the tree lit up in the evening – the time when the real magic comes out.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this peek into our Christmas-y home. So tell me – what’s your favorite part of the Christmas season? Let me know in the comments below!