Recently, my friend Kristina shared some snapshots of her Christmas decor inside her home and I enjoyed it so much I was inspired to do the same.
Here's a bookshelf with some favorite golden books (Baby's First Christmas by Esther and Eloise Wilkin) and a wooden Ecuadorian nativity set that Ben brought back for us from one of his Compassion trips.
It's good and sturdy--which is nice because it gets handled a lot by the girls.
Here's another Ben find-- from El Salvador this time. It is not so sturdy, so I keep it up high and out of reach of little hands. (I totally turned the burner on JUST for the picture.)
We've got the gingerbread house sitting in the middle of our kitchen table--completely designed and decorated by Juliet! This was a kit and when we opened it, we found that the candy canes were broken. Not discouraged, she just fashioned them into a door--so clever! (If you live near a Publix grocery store, they sell these houses in the bakery--the house is pre-assembled and it comes with all the icing and candy you need for $6.)
I gathered up all the Christmas board books and placed them under the tree--like presents. I think I've written about all of these in years past except for the two new song books: Deck the Halls and Jingle Bells which are both padded board books. I love the feel of them and how perfect they are for tiny hands. (Big kids love them, too!)
I've got a few posts next week that feature our tree, so stay tuned for that. :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend!