Since I turned in my story the week before Thanksgiving, I've spent the last couple of days sprucing up my house for CHRISTmas. I'm not exactly a decorator. But I like what I like, and I spread it around.
As you step in the front door, you're greeted by my Precious Moment Nativity
and a sweet figurine of a boy giving his heart to the baby Jesus.
In the living room, the nativity I purchased
when my oldest daughter was three sits atop the piano...
...and a third nativity--wooden figurines carved by a German craftsman--
huddle below a word representative of what Jesus came to give: HOPE.
And this sweet little scene sits on the coffee table in the living room.
The angel shines its "heavenly light" on the Baby Jesus.
the colors of royalty!
I smile every time I look at it.
These sweet Dreamsicles sit at one side of my china cabinet...
Their little faces are all so sweet.
After all, St. Nick enjoyed gift-giving as much as I do. :o)
Snowmen are so cheerful--I filled my school classroom with them.
(The stockings are one of my craft projects...)
Getting my house decorated for CHRISTmas put me in such a good mood. While I decorated, I sang. One CHRISTmas song after another--"Away in a Manger," "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing," "Joy to the World," and "Silent Night." I sang until my throat hurt, but I didn't mind. I love those carols.
Yep, I love CHRISTmas--the time of year set aside to focus on the most precious Gift ever given: a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
May God bless you muchly as you focus on Him! ~Kim
P.S. -- If you click on the pictures, they blow up to make it easier to see them. :o)