Sunday, December 11, 2011

Holiday Preparations

I found this picture on Pinterest and knew I wanted to make one to remember my son's 1st Christmas.

My first attempt was not successful so I gave it another try once he fell asleep :) Here's how it turned out.

That's my husband's thumbprint, my son's and mine.

I put it in a cheap-o frame from Ikea.

And now it sits on the sidetable near the Christmas tree. And I plan to bring it back every year as part of the holiday decor.

And this is our Christmas tree this year. My son conveniently learned to crawl just in time for Christmas so if you look closely there are no ornaments on the bottom half of the tree :)

I swap out the fillers in this vase with the corresponding season. For winter I added some evergreen branches with pinecones and a glittered, bronze colored poinsettia.

This is the table below our living room TV. I added some garland and my favorite pinecone lights I found at Target 3 years ago.

Tiki found a comfy spot on a bright pink and red throw.

This is the holiday dining room table and buffet. I LOVE those candle holders from Hobby Lobby. I'm mad for plaid!! And some appetizer plates that have various types of evergreen on them.

A matching tablecloth covers my kitchen table.

Got my cookie recipe book out and ready to fill the cookie jar with some goodies.

And lastly, here is our Christmas card this year. I am so proud of taking these pictures myself! I set up a faux studio in our living room, using a white curtain as a backdrop. I ordered my cards from Photo Affections for the third year now and am so impressed with them. I took these pictures on a Monday and uploaded and ordered them online shortly after. My cards arrived at my door that same Friday! Awesome!

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season!


  1. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!

  2. I love the reindeer cards. Very cute. And you did an awesome job with the photo shoot for your son. You saved yourself a bundle of $$$ compared to going to a professional.

    My favorite was the Christmas light wrapped around him.

  3. Love the idea of the thumb prints! I am passing it along to my daughter since grandson #3 is having his first Christmas! Your home is so festive! Tiki looks very comfortable! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie