I can't believe it is already the 1st of December! I guess I will get out the Christmas bins and sort through them. Every year, I think that I will sort and give things to charity, but then, I can't decide what to get rid of. Since we finished the basement, I think I will put my big tree downstairs, (because it's already downstairs, and I don't want to fight with it to get it up the stairs). I have a set of three, small, pre-lit trees, maybe I'll put them in the living room this year.
I have a nice assortment of really old Christmas ornaments that were my mother's, I can remember them as a child, and I'm old! She gave them to me, actually I asked her for them because she was throwing them out! I even have one of those plastic santa's that you put a light in, it's really old and fun. Most of my Christmas decorations are fairly old, I don't buy new ones very often, I'm too frugal. But, I love the old decorations, they bring back such good memories. I kept most all of the ornaments that my kids made in school and church, I love them! I've seen a couple of cute ideas on some of the blogs I ponder on, so maybe I will try to make one or two new things - does anyone else feel totally overwhelmed by some of those blogs? I think some of them have fun, simple and really pretty ideas and I really have fun looking at them, but wow!!! Where do they find the money and time? And where on earth do they store them? I guess that's another post.
My goal is to have a home that is a place you would want to be at Christmas. A place where you would feel comfortable just stomping off your feet when you come in, not a show place that you have to take off your shoes to get through the front door, then worry if you have a hole in your sock. I truly believe that people can get just too darn competitive with all of the lights, yard decorations and gifts. Enough of my silly soap box. Have a great day - happy decorating, whatever your style, I'm sure it's perfect!