We spent a good portion of the weekend decking the halls in anticipation of hosting our first Christmas in our new house. Thankfully my parents live right around the corner and will be doing most of the cooking at their house as we’re getting ready to renovate our kitchen, but we’ll be opening presents and spending Christmas day at our house and I want everything to be perfect for Teddy’s first Christmas! If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know I insisted on a much-too-large Christmas tree that had to be sawed down the moment it came inside. Oooops!
Thankfully I went the easy route with our outdoor Christmas decorations and ordered pre-lit garland and wreaths from Hayneedle. They have a huge assortment of holiday decorations but I kept things super simple knowing I can always update the look with new ribbon each year. I also ordered two faux topiary balls for our front planters and I’m extremely excited about having greenery I can’t kill. We wrapped a strand of Christmas lights around each of them for the holidays but I’m hoping to keep them out all winter and into spring!
One of my favorite childhood memories is running around the house with my siblings turning on all of the candles in our windows and I’m excited for Teddy to do the same as he gets older. For now he’s content to be held and stare at them as I turn them on each night (what is it about babies and lights? he’s obsessed!). It makes me so happy to pull up to our new home and see the windows lit up! Do you put up Christmas candles in your windows? I found similar ones here if you want to start a new tradition!
P.S. How pretty is this mailbox swag? I’ve never seen that before and love the idea!
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