Pre-Christmas Traditions

Hi Everyone,
I love this time of year. I love all our holiday traditions,  decorating, baking cookies, and spending time with family.

One tradition is the tree goes up Friday after Thanksgiving and decorated that Saturday...
Saturday night after my tree was all decorated and standing there looking so pretty I see a set of lights start flickering...and then there goes the whole tree...Two hours later we figured out the problem (one set of lights was bad along the string and knocked the surge out). We had to undecorated sections of the tree and put new sets of lights on and re-decorated the tree. Thank goodness I didn't have to take all the ornaments off and re-do the whole tree.

Here is Taylor, I was worried our kittens would be a little too happy about the new big toy we installed, but they seem to be leaving it alone...Thank you! 


Another tradition is decorating the outside of the house before Thanksgiving so we can turn them on Thanksgiving night. Here is what they look like this year :)

This is just a random picture of a decoration I have set up on a table

I'm heading out early today to do some shopping. Have a great day everyone.
Hugs,

20 comments

  1. GORGEOUS!!! We already decorated too. The kids were so excited to put the ornaments on the tree and when they came across Cuties bone ornament Kasi said "Awww mom this one is from Cristina". She remembered!! Mr. Snowman went in our snowman village - I'll text you a picture of him tonight ;) Have a fabulous day sis!! HUGS, T

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  2. Everything looks so pretty!! DH commented on FB that it's not even 12/1 yet and the tree is up, inside and outside is decorated, and I need help! lol Guess he doesn't get it!! TFS your house!!
    Laurie
    scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow so pretty! the funny thing is i think our cats are twins and i'm pretty sure i have that exact same picture of Lily under the tree.!!

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  4. Your tree and lights are beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your traditions as well as your talents with us. hugs, eileen

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  5. Your house and tree look so pretty! Love it!

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  6. Lovely decorations! My cats love to sleep under the tree too. But our little one climbed it, several times, the first year! Luckily nothing got broken.
    Merry Christmas

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  7. Pretty Tree and home. Happy Holidays!

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  8. Your tree and house are beautiful. We would have had ours done but this past Sunday when we planned to decorate it rained cats and dogs. We had to change our plans and will do it this next Sunday. Oh well, it will get done.

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  9. Beautiful Christina... I especially loved seeing the outside of your house all decorated. Being from back east,(not far from you), the style of it brings back memories' for me. Also loved the kitty under the tree, our's do the same thing. It all looks beautiful and very inviting. God Bless you and your family this Christmas. Mary

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  10. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your beautiful Christmas decorations! I'm not a cat person, but, the pic of your kitten laying under the tree is really precious!!

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  11. Beautiful......looks like you are all set for Christmas.

    Carol Ann (DHS)

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  12. So pretty! I can't wait to get my tree up! I love following your blog and I hope you will follow me back over at www.createdbycori.blogspot.com

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  13. Your tree is beautiful, and I love, love, love your porch. Hope to get all our decorations up this coming weekend. Merry Christmas to you and your family.--Ryansmaama

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  14. Really pretty decorations. Love the cat pic. Your little polar bear is so cute.

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  15. For the last 32yrs my tree and decorations have been up and ready....this year with the flu....I just didn't have the energy to do....but hopefully I will begin tonight....
    I love your decorations....and your tree is gorgeous.....

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  16. I just love your tree Christina. I love tall trees. And when they are ully decorated they just SHINE...
    TFS

    Vickie

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  17. Christina everything looks so festive! this will be my first year of not decorating for Christmas. We are going to FL for a week over the holidays to spend with my grandkids, so no one but my hubby and I would see the decorations, so we are going to be lazy. Thanks for sharing!

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  18. Beautiful decorations!!! my cat does the same exact thing as yours, curls up under the Christmas tree like she's a present. lol! :-)

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  19. Oh your Christmas decorations are so beautiful and I'm sorry about the lights on your tree..glad you got it worked out..I would have been so upset with something like that happening.

    The picture of your house outside lights is so old fashioned and reminds me of many Christmas's past. It is so old fashioned looking I just love it..

    thanks for sharing ...

    pat

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