I’ve been writing on my blog for over a year now. BUT- I didn’t write regularly, and I sure as crap didn’t read other blogs. Blogging has now become an every day tradition in my life, writing & reading. This year, my eyes have been opened. The blog-o-sphere explodes like Mentos in Diet Coke with holiday decorating. It was foreshadowed with Halloween. I saw this coming. Bloggers go ALL OUT when it comes to decorating for holidays.
But I’m trying a little. Last year I bought a plain white tree skirt from Walmart and stitched our name into it using plain old yarn. That’s about as DIY as I got last year.
I monogrammed Aaron & I matching stockings. This year, I realized Indy and Buster needed stockings. Dogs are people too.
I picked up two more matching
boring blank white Walmart stockings for the pups. I had some yarn left over from last year.
If you were worried about the way your monogram is going to look, you can sketch it out first. I’m more of a “wing it” girl. Sometimes it’s great. And sometimes it looks like Picasso wrote the alphabet. And in those instances, I put on my tweed jacket and dedicate said project to the arts.
Buster had to supervise the entire stitching session. He’s a perfectionist. He didn’t want a rogue stocking.
All hunged. Aaron, Kenz, Indy, Buster.
Our Christmas theme is red white & burlap.
Then turn off the lights and unleash the magic. The brothers love the lights on the tree. They love to cuddle close to each other and close to the tree. If that doesn’t melt your
full sized aortic pump heart like butter in the microwave, then I don’t know what else will.
If you follow me on Facebook, you already saw this picture. It’s mine and Aaron’s tradition to share a bowl of peppermint ice cream in the light of the Christmas tree. Is that mushy and romantic or what? Mostly delicious. (The best traditions are.)
That’s the extent of my holiday decorating. And I’m okay with that. Christmas isn’t about going over the top. It’s about enjoying season together, making memories, and wearing ugly sweaters.
What’s your favorite holiday tradition?