We are so glad you came by! Today we are participating in BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes.
Now please bear with us. We've been busy renovating this ol' historic home for the last 5 months so things are still "a work in progress"! Below is the mantle with all our sweet stockings hung with care.
This is my very favorite nativity given to me by my sweet sister in law. It is the Southern Living Home set. My oldest daughter, Mary Margaret adores nativity sets.
Below is one of my most favorite traditions. This one was actually mine growing up. On December the 1st you tie 24 candy canes on it. Then each night before bed, take one off and eat it. It is a fabulous way to count down the days til Christmas. Mary Margaret always knows exactly how many days we have left. This is the little rhyme on it:
We also keep a basket of Christmas books by the tree. We pick a few each night and read them before we go to bed.
O' Christmas Tree! Oh the ornaments! I adore ornaments and collect all sorts. I try to get an ornament from unique places we visit (i.e. we brought back a starfish Santa from the Bahamas). Also each person in our family gets at least one new ornament each year. One year Mary Margaret was really into Raggedy Ann so that year she received a Raggedy Ann ornament. Our tree is a little bottom heavy. We have lots of stuffed ornaments around the bottom for the girls to play with.
We love to count down the days til Christmas....
Please come back and visit us again soon. Merry Christmas, y'all!