It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Wade house.
Just for fun, I thought I’d take you on a quick pictorial tour of my holiday decorations. So, come on in! [And be sure to stick around for info on my free Christmas story and a Christmas giveaway while you’re here.]
For the second year in a row I purchased my wreath from Home Depot for less than $20. Allergies prevent me from having a freshly cut Christmas tree, so I love having a wreath made of real greenery.
The view from the middle of our den to the back. We don’t have a mantel, so our stockings are hung by the chimney with care thanks to our fireplace screen. His Highness and I still have the hand-knitted and personalized stockings we received as kids.
I like to group odds and ends (angels, santas, a wooden Happy Holidays sign, and a moose wearing a fur vest) together for more impact.
We’ve acquired our ornaments slowly over all the years of our marriage. I wrote the year on the back of each one, so we take a trip down memory lane as we unpack and hang them.
Christmas ornaments are my favorite souvenirs! These are the ornaments I picked up on my travels in 2016.
My Department 56 Dickens Village (that I’ve blogged about in the past here) is arranged on my dining room table. It’s snug, but we can still fit plates in front of and behind the village when we sit down for December meals.
The German nativity pyramid in the photo above was given to His Highness and me as a wedding present. We were married in July. Though it seems strange to think of giving a newly married couple a Christmas decoration for a July wedding, this is my favorite (and the most enduring) of all our wedding gifts.
Elliott, our Elf on the Shelf, hanging out at my 7 year old’s Barbie house.
My kids are 16, 13, and 7 but they still LOVE these advent calendars with chocolates hiding behind each day’s door.
Thanks for visiting! Sit down a spell and let me serve you cranberry nut cake and cider before you go. Oh, and be sure to help yourselves to the below ‘party favors’….
Kindle users, I’ve made my Christmas short story, The Proposal, free for a limited time. It’s my gift to you. Merry Christmas! To be taken to the story on Amazon, click here.
A cold night in Texas, a dream of marriage, a happily ever after….
Single mom Amber Richardson spends every holiday season working to give her young son the best Christmas possible and striving to ignore the empty chairs around her table, chairs she wishes her mother and father and extended family occupied.
She’d hoped that this holiday would be fuller and happier than the rest. Her handsome firefighter boyfriend, Will McGrath, has brought immeasurable joy and love into her life. Up until recently, they’d even been talking about a future that included wedding bells. Lately, though, the wedding talk has been nonexistent and Amber can’t help but worry that Will’s starting to have second thoughts….
Until a fire station surprise brings very good tidings.
Several author friends and I have put together a 12 Authors of Christmas giveaway, which is open to entries until midnight tonight!
To enter the giveaway, click here.
The grand prize winner will win all 12 novels and a $50 cash card. The runner-up will win a $70 cash card.
Best of luck!
Are any of your Christmas decorations similar to mine? What’s on your To Do list between now and December 25th?