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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Christmas Tradition and More

My father-in-law gave this  fiber optic Christmas tree to the kids  last  years. I decided to  put it in our dining room  because we do hang out there  when they are playing music so it's good to have some Christmas decor there as well.
Two baskets of  pine cones and  a snowman  cookie jar  complete the  Christmas  atmosphere in this part of our home.  We don't normally eat in the dining  room because we also have a kitchen table where we eat most of the times.  The dining room serve as our  studdy room, craft room, and  anything room  or the all-purpose room.  We will be  turning this into   a bedroom next year so we can fully utilize it.
Some of our  Christmas decor in the  tree comes in four like the snowmen below.  It represents our family.
These set of snowmen  was given to us  by my sister in law during our first Christmas here.  It perfectly showcased our mixed race background.
These polar bears  on top of Christmas balls are cute.  I got these from an auction site last year.  
We wrote Mom, Dad, Sis, and Bro on the balls using white nail polish.
These snowmen are  made of recycled tin cans and it os made in the Philippines.  An old man gave these to my son when we went to a garage sale sometime ago.  
We also have Christmas frames to hang in the tree.
We usually get a new addition every year to put in  our Christmas tree  as a tradition so I am curious what we can find this year.

17 Smart Readers SAID::

Elizabeth O. said...

I think ornaments with family members' names are sweet and definitely more thoughtful than simple ornaments. That's really nice! It would be an awesome tradition.

Matt Jerry OffenSend Kivatinos Nusimow said...

powerful season and festival photos.

Stephan Peter Carl Victor Hudson said...

nice.

genie said...

You are definitely in the Christmas spirit at your house. Love all the ornaments...especially the tin ones. Tin can be recycled into some of the neatest things. I have pins, earrings, and barrettes made from it. A happy post.

Jennifer said...

I think personalized ornaments are a wonderful thing. We get ornaments every year to add to our collection.

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Don't you just love the process of unwrapping all those ornaments each year to hang? Such fond memories for each of them.

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

Cool idea for ornaments. I love how you always remind us of your wonderful loving family. You are truly blessed.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's looking very festive at your house!

Jennifer Juro said...

Love the ornaments!! We finally did more Christmas decorating last night. My kids are so excited for the holiday.

OurFamilyWorld said...

What a cute tree. The ornaments are cute as well. I love the idea of hanging small picture frames on your tree.

nova hedges said...

love your tree, and love our traditions the old fashion one..nothing beats those.

Maggie Branch said...

I love the frame ornaments. They're super cute and different. I never would have thought to put frames on my tree.

Rebecca Swenor said...

I think it is so important to keep family traditions a live. My grandparents made that happen for all of us kids in the family. We passed them on to our children. When my boys had their first Christmas I made ornaments with there names on them.

Bonnie Gowen said...

What a pretty little tree. It's really cute! Your ornaments are nice too.

LifeAsAConvert said...

I love posts like these. It's so fun to see all the different ornaments.

The Girl Wearing Her Heart On Her Sleeve said...

Love seeing all these different kinds of ornaments. They are very nice.

Mimi Brad Pallin Henry Southworth said...

handsome!

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