We don’t deny it – our house is a bit Christmassy.
Our Christmas decorating each year depends on what is happening and who will be here. This year we have the grandchildren from Canberra visiting for the week before as well as over the Christmas period, so it’s over-the-top Christmas throughout the house.
This year each room has a different theme with it’s own tree.
In the lounge room we have the blue tree.
There’s a white tree in the TV room (to contrast the wall colour) and a white fibre optic one.
There’s the original “family” tree with the presents piled beneath it.
Many of its decorations honour various family members (including Missy).
There are also a collection of Santas.
The Christmas goodies tree.
On Christmas Day the kids will pick the candy canes and gingerbread from it to eat.
We transformed the office into a Christmas Cave - the Magic Bear Cave.
There are quite a few animated or singing teddies they can play with.
There are teddies and other soft toys of all sorts that can be cuddled and touched.
Why do we do it?
As they get older our grandchildren will understand the meaning of Christmas, but while they are tiny we want to make it a time of magic and wonder. We want them to vividly remember their childhood Christmases, especially the ones spent at Grandma and Grandpa’s house.
It began slowly - a tree, a train under the tree, then some teddy bears with Christmas hats.
The next year there were more teddies and we purchased a couple of animated decorations.
Then we made a cave designed to make a child’s eyes widen and sparkle … and so it grew.
Friends give us Christmas decorations or teddy bears as gifts to add to the collection. We also buy a couple more each year… and so it keeps growing.
Why do we do it?
Because it’s FUN!!
Have a Merry Christmas everyone.
I'm joining in Mosaic Monday at Dear Little Red House. I'm sure today many will have a Christmas theme.