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Sunday, December 10, 2023

Blogmas 2023: 12/10

In today's Blogmas post, I'm sharing a bit more of our holiday decor this year.

We went with a 'Christmas tree farm' type theme this year.  It wasn't my plan, I had a totally different theme in mind, but this one just seemed to develop as we went along, and I must say I'm very pleased with it.

The brick background is a section of our hearth, the metal 'sleigh rides' sign was purchased several years ago at an after Christmas sale and the tree, well, I've had it for years and years!

I enjoy our holiday decor even more when I remember that I didn't spend a lot for it.  Oh yes, let us remember that we need not spend lots of money on holiday decor to have a festive home.

   Why I do Blogmas:  

It's no secret that I love everything about Christmas!  From the day after Thanksgiving till the last box of Christmas decor is packed away and put back in storage for the next year, I love every bit of it!   My husband and I are senior citizens who generally spend the holiday season alone.  While we do have lots of very good friends and our church family nearby, all of our children live far, far away and have children of their own to make holiday memories with within their own homes.  They are very thoughtful to include us in as much as possible via technology and we are so grateful to them for going beyond the extra mile to include us.   

I started doing Blogmas because I had a choice, either lose myself in sorrow over what I could not change or embrace the love I have for the season and share it with others.   I chose to share my joy in the journey not only with my children and grandchildren long-distance, but with others who love the season as I do and who just might find themselves spending the holidays alone as well. I hope in some small way you get a glimpse of holiday joy through these Blogmas posts and that it spills over into your life this holiday season!

Meet you back here tomorrow!

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  1. That sign really gets the imagination working. Thank you for inviting us into your home and sharing the season with us.

    1. Tracy, it is my honor, it makes the season feel more like Christmas when you share it with others.

  2. I'm enjoying your theme, too! It sure is a hot cocoa kind of weekend with the cold and rain. Time to get cozy!

    1. Lana, we were in the mid 70's yesterday and in the lower 70's today. Cooler weather is on its way, though. We spent yesterday installing the wire from our new soon to be pumphouse to the house. We are taking advantage of each beautiful day we are getting during our 'well saga.'

  3. Hey guys. Asking for prayers. We got hit by the tornado in Garner today. Our home is liveable but lots of damage. We’re fine. Just a bit shell shocked. Pray for smooth insurance help. This is why we need emergency funds.

    1. Lee Ann, I'm so sorry! I will certainly be praying for you all and for smooth insurance help. So glad you were not physically hurt. {{hugs}}