Are you in the Christmas mood yet? When I was younger, I HATED getting ready for Christmas before about two weeks before Christmas Day. Now that I have children, though, I feel the need to decorate earlier and make a bigger deal out of the holidays. They really are more exciting with children. And my Christmas decorations for our 800 square foot apartment are quite cheery. Let me give you a tour.
Above is our Christmas tree, whose noticeably small stature was explained two years ago. The tree is placed in the coffee table in between our couches. This year, Owen placed all of the ornaments on the tree. (Granted, he placed them all on one branch, so I had to spread them out when he was out of sight, but it's the effort that counts.)
On our TV, I placed the Santa hat and my two Nativities I received from my mom. (I used to be scared about posting a picture of our TV on the blog, but Owen has broken it, so if you could like to steal it so we could get a new one, that'd be great.)
Below is our Advent calendar and stockings, which are hanging on the wall where our pictures from Hawaii usually are. My mom made us stockings last year with our names painted on, but Wyatt didn't have one, so I had to make a new one for Wyatt. And since I couldn't have Wyatt being the weird one, I made a new one for Owen, too, and put his stocking from Grammy in storage. Yes, they are already full of their presents, because they don't know any better.
I have a few other small decorations around the apartment. Above is our mistletoe, which is placed in the middle of the apartment. Below are our snowmen kitchen towels and mittens. I also have a Christmas cow towel on the dish drying rack which is not pictured.
Usually I placed decorations on the sliding glass door, but since I wanted to place colorful Christmas lights on the porch, I decided that I would place our clingy blue snowflakes on Owen's window. Since it is his window, I had him help me place them.
These Christmas decorations have really put the Joneses in the Christmas festivities mood. Have you decorated for Christmas? Please share in the comments.
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