That Christmas Feeling

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. I love this time of year! The aromas wafting through the house…cinnamon sticks and pine. Well, normally our house smells of those items, but today it smells of burnt toast thanks to our youngest. I’ll have to light some more candles tomorrow. At one time, I had a can of pine scent to spray through the house since we had a fake tree, but those kind of smells lead to a whopping headache for me these days!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas:

Snow drifting lazily outside your frosted window,
The fire crackling merrily,
The orange and yellow flickers mesmerizing with their glow.
The fresh-cut tree being dragged through the house,
Just “one more inch” to help it clear the ceiling.
The winter crispness emanating from those needles,
The pine scent filling the air.
Then commence the decorating,
Lights weaved over the prickly branches.
The “oohs” and “aahs” of each ornament plucked from the box,
A kaleidoscope of memories besieging your heart.
The stockings are hung, the nativity displayed,
The routine of the festivities replayed.

A candlelit house, smelling of pine and baked goods,
A hint of cinnamon and spice.
The gentle pause in the daily routine,
A soft snuggle by the twinkling lights.
These are my memories,
This is what the Christmas season looks like for me.

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Christmas is the time of year that we set aside to remember that our Lord and Savior came to earth as a baby. The decorations, the lights, baking and presents are traditions handed down from many countries for many generations. They are what they are…pleasant traditions that I look forward to sharing each year. For me, they don’t take away the importance of that tiny baby, humbled, but still a King. They add to the feeling of home and family…my memories. And I cherish them.

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I pray your Christmas season is one filled with joy, and many happy memories…

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The Christmas Village ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽโ˜ƒ๏ธ

Okay…Halloween is over. So I can tolerate seeing Christmas advertising. I wanted to share this post because it just put me in the frame of mind to start thinking about Christmas. It just looked happy…and we need a bit of happy right now. Enjoy!

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Itโ€™s that time of the year! Ever since I was little Iโ€™ve always loved going to this huge store in Tombolo, Italy, calledย Green Village.ย They sell flowers, plants, accessories, toys, things for the house etc. But once a year, from October to December they set up a Christmas village with loads and loads of Christmas decorations. The atmosphere is just so cozy and nice. Yesterday I went there and bought a bunch of decorations for the Christmas tree and the house. I took some pictures as well so here are some, hope you enjoy it. P.s. Donโ€™t miss the gifs!!! โ˜ƒ๏ธ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„ HUGE gallery starts nnnooww! โ†“

20161113_163050 Welcome to the Christmas village

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There were so manyย movingย stands as well; take a look at this one:

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These two moved too, kids loved this:

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And here are some Christmas decoration ideas!

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20161113_163825 Love this Advent Calendar idea

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