Boomama is having a Christmas Tour of homes. Click on over and check out all of the fun decorations and ideas. I'm sure she'll have hundreds of people posting!
Here are a few of our decorations and Christmas things. As you can imagine with 4 kids under the age of 4 our decorations are sparse. I imagined sheer chaos with our tree this year, but to my surprise we have only had one broken ornament.
I did a smart thing in 2006. I photographed a few of our new ornaments and made the photos into ornaments at Cafepress.com. One of the following personalized ornaments broke last year. No worries! I have the picture ornament this year.
This is my favorite Christmas tree cookie jar. It was a wedding present. I only have time to make small batches this year, so cookies don't last long enough to make it into the jar.
This is a picture of our fireplace. Doesn't the gate make it look festive? We're hoping that the 2008 photos will be minus the gate. We'll see. Three 3-year olds might be just a tad too curious for that.
Then we have my "temporary" skinny tree. Every year at the end of the season I say I'll replace it with a new one. Every year all the good ones are sold out. Next year....well, maybe...I'll get the tree I want at the beginning of the season.
Last year we didn't even get to the outside. We felt very lucky with a 3-year old and 3 1-year olds to have a tree. We have added some snowmen to a few lights we had purchased a few years ago.
Meet our inspectors. They approved!
And last, but not least, the photo Christmas cards. I love it when we receive cards from friends and family with pictures. They are getting more creative each year as online stores are offering some really creative templates. Of course, we can't use pre-made templetes around here. That would be way too easy. Mommy has to use some creative juices (and lose some sleep) to create our own one-of-a-kind cards. Look how much we've grown!
I can't wait to see all of the other tours! Have fun and thanks Boomama!