December 13, 2010

Decking the Halls

We don't have a lot of Christmas decorations in our apartment, but we did add a few seasonal touches.

We bought this 4' Christmas tree for half price. It's plenty big to hold all the ornaments we currently own on the front side alone.

I had considered a few possibilities for a tree topper but didn't want to spend a lot of time or money on one. While I was getting my hair cut last week, Nathan went to buy some lights for the tree, and I got back home to see Snoopy sitting on top. I really like it. I have 11 plastic Snoopy ornaments, so this Snoopy we got on our honeymoon fits right in.

The only Christmas decoration I really wanted to buy was 
an "Our First Christmas Together" ornament.

The ornament I made Nathan for Christmas last year

This was one of my favorites on our tree growing up. 
My mom gave it to me after Christmas last year for my own tree.

Nathan's had this wolf on top of his TV since I've known him.
I decided he needed a little decorating.

Our advent calendars and Christmas cards on the refrigerator

Snowman night light

I took the normal decorations off the top of our short bookshelf and put up some Christmas candles and a snow globe. I gave the snow globe to my grandma when I was little since she hated snow, and now it's a reminder of her.

What are your favorite Christmas decorations?


  1. I LOVE your tree and tree toppers. My favorite decorations are ornaments. Both ones from when Mike and I were children {I stole some from my mom's tree, I admit it!}, and every year of our 7 years together, we go shopping for our "special ornaments" for the year.

    Last year we made glass ornaments at the Corning Museum of Glass {in Corning NY on a weekend away}. Our first year married, Target had these Monogram silver ornaments with a crystal on it. Well, "S" wasn't easy to find, but we did! I'm not sure what we'll find this year, but my mom handed over another "baby ornament". I was a preemie and was in the hospital on Christmas and my Great Grandmother gave me a Gold ornament with Shelly written on it. As a child, I was called ShellEY, but the spelling error means nothing compared to the sentiment.

  2. * btw, the significance of the Shelly ornament was it was actually on my incubator that year. My grandma passed away when I was 7, so the ornament means A LOT!


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