I wanted to share a few of my favorite Christmas decorations.
The majority of my decorations are Nativity sets.
This is one I inherited from my Mom. She ordered it piece by piece from Avon. Yes, that Avon. It has the strongest sentimental attachment, because every year it was my job to arrange it. One of these days I might let Roo take over that task, but not quite yet.
I also inherited this plate from her.
This set was given to me by a visiting teacher that had a big impact on my life.
I like this one because of the interlocking pieces.
I purchased this one a few years ago. I think it cost $5.
My MIL gave me this set a few years ago.
But I have to say that this one is probably my favorite.
That’s right, it’s the Little People Holy Family.
The Wise Men.
The animals in the stable.
And the Little Drummer Boy.
It’s fun to see how the kids arrange and rearrange all the pieces.
I also have a small manger that hangs on my tree. Actually I have a few of these. They were gifts we made one year for the primary children.
And speaking of our tree, we only have one tree and it is as fake as fake can be.
A real disadvantage to our new house is the tree sits right in the middle, so it has to be decorated evenly all the way around. There is not a backside to hide the homemade ornament. I know everyone of you do that too!
Along with the traditional decorations we also have an armadillo on our tree.
And a spider.
And a family of snowmen hide a broken branch.
And since we don’t have a mantle we have to improvise where we hang stockings.
We have the smallest stockings ever. That way Santa doesn’t have to leave very much in them. I found them at Pottery Barn Kids.
But this might be my all-time favorite Christmas decoration:
Our Santa Key
Since we don’t have a chimney for Santa to come down and we don’t leave our doors unlocked, on Christmas Eve we have Santa’s magic key hanging on our front door so he can come in and leave us gifts. I hate to think of Santa breaking and entering.
So will you take us on a home tour of your Christmas decorations?