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Friday, December 2

Our Spirit of Christmas

It's a tradition in our house to put up the Christmas tree on the 1st of December.  So last night the boxes came out of storage and the decorating began, even Molly got into the spirit of things care of Miss 7.

Miss 7's cross stitch stocking made by hubby's mother.

Decoration made also by my mother in law.
Miss 12's cross stitch stocking made by my hubby's mother.

We've had many of our decorations for some time, some of mine particularly are quite old.  My mother began the tradition with my brother and I to buy a decoration for each of us every year so when we moved out of home and had our own tree we would have decorations to decorate our tree and memories.  Now that we've grown she still continues the tradition with our girls, they get excited each year when the receive a new decoration and when they pull out the others and remember them with fondness.
And here is our advent calendar from last year waiting for me to make three more envelopes.  I think I was late last year and so I missed the first few, oops.

I hope you are enjoying getting into the festive spirit at your house


Playing along with Vic today too.  

16 comments:

  1. hi catherine. you are very motivated doing all this on the first day of the month. i contemplated it for about 5 seconds. the past week and a bit has been very busy for me hence the quietness. christmas decorating starts this weekend in our home. love your festiveness. xo.

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  2. Love Christmas traditions still have all the children’s decoration from when they were little for our tree. I adore your Christmas stockings and advent calendar. I’m getting a little more excited everyday love the spirit of Christmas. Have a lovely day my friend.
    Always Wendy

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  3. so lovely. your girls must be getting excited now with all these trimmings. x

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  4. I love your advent calendar too Catherine - beautifully simple.
    We are doing our tree tomorrow - all home in the afternoon for the first time in ages

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  5. Lovely to see the "whole" family got involved :)Nice treasured traditions at your place! xx

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  6. Oh, I love your little Christmas snow globes.. I want some! And your advent calendar is very nice, did you get it finished?

    Thanks for being the first to join in with my Christmas Party!

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  7. All your decorations look so pretty. I will get to ours soon I hope.

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  8. I'm doing the ornament tradition with my boys too. What lovely gifts your Mother In Law has made. Very lucky girls. I always love the added sentiment behind handcrafted gifts, especially at Christmas.

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  9. The Santa decorations look so cute sitting on that shelf - I love Santa's belt - so cute!!

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  10. Your advent calendar is gorgeous! Love it! And the ornament tradition is such a good idea.

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  11. I love how much of it is handmade! So nice!

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  12. All Gorgeous ... love everything especially the decoration tradition. Looks like it's going to be fun a fun Christmas at your house ;)

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  13. Your Advent envelopes are very pretty. Do you hang them or store them in a basket or something. I like the idea of buying a decoration each year, my Aunty used to do it for my cousin. I think I'll start this tradition with my girls as it's such a lovely one x

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  14. I love your note lets, lovely and i believe christmas decorations are just like a family album - party of a family's story.

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  15. Very nice print on those envelopes - hope Molly had a great time rolling around in the tinsle :)

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  16. You have some beautiful handmade things and memories. Love the little snowman!

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