a handmade kind of Christmas

 i love christmas.
getting together with family.

baking some of our favorite treats.
and sweets.

singing our favorite carols.
all in celebration of Jesus' birth.

the last two years
our daughter wanted to decorate
in a simple handmade style.

 she wanted every ornament to be made.
by hand.

i have to admit.
i usually go all out.
put almost every.
ornament on the tree.
this year.
i did not.

we went through our boxes
and picked out the things that were made by hand.
(i did sneak a couple of my favorite store bought ornaments on the tree.  i just couldn't help myself)


and i have to say that it is much more meaningful.
to see those things made from love.
hanging on our tree.

and on our 'mantel'

i am linking to~

be sure to go check out all the other lovely 
links to their parties.
there are some wonderful, talented people!


Sarah Evans said...

I love handmade Christmas things - I am making a whole bunch of wreaths as gifts this year.

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Leslie McNeil said...

i adore handmade, too. Great idea, even if you had to put a few store-bought on there... they are special too. Sometimes I wish my kids were little again so I could make ornaments with them! {they are grown men now, and not so much into that stuff anymore!} Beautiful memories you've got there. Merry Christmas!

Jennifer Hicks said...

It looks beautiful. Kind of fun to keep it simple sometimes.

Suzi @ chores and chandeliers said...

I love the handmade ornaments.
My decor this year was fun but I plan on doing a whole new "theme" next year.

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