I typically get crazy excited for Christmas- so crazy that I get an ache in the pit of my stomach to turn on Christmas music around the middle of November. This year, however, I've been having trouble getting as excited as I normally am. I suppose it could be that my Lieutenant will be absent for the first half of December or that I am getting old and crotchety about the cold weather.
Regardless, I knew I wanted to get the house all Christmasy before my hubs left so we could decorate together.
I didn't want to get too crazy in the decorations, but I can't get enough of candles and lights! I just thought I'd share a bit of our setup in case anyone needs any inspiration. :)
First of all- I have long dreamed of having a Willow Tree Nativity set. Definitely not on the cheap side- but an incredible gift from my incredible parents. Hopefully we will complete the set someday!
And my sister-in-love is to blame for my favorite ornament. She gave it to us as a wedding gift. It's hard to tell in this photo, but the curly paper strips inside the ornament are from our wedding invitation and colors from our wedding. I especially like the little "C" charm on top. :)
And of course Louie enjoys the lights too. :)
Love how candles make everything feel so warm and cozy!
A huge part of our Christmas traditions come from our Swedish heritage, so I always have a few Scandinavian pieces mixed in, like the Santa Lucia doll...
And our Made-in-Sweden wooden snowflake light.
And probably the best part of the decor for the evening was a Wookiee under the tree.
I'm starting to feel the Christmas spirit setting in, so it will be non-stop Christmas music as I practically live in our front room. I think I'm finally ready for snow!