Christmas Greetings, friends.
I CANNOT believe Christmas is two days away. Gah. I (thank the Lord) have all my shopping done, but I still feel like it snuck up on me. I hate how un-magical Christmas can become as you start getting older. BUT I am convinced that once we have kids it will be a little bit easier to get into.
On that note, I have a confession to make. Please, please don't judge me :)
We didn't decorate for Christmas this year.
Yes, I know what you're thinking: "It's your first house and you didn't put up a Christmas tree!?"
Nope. No tree.
In our defense, we actually have more reason than just being lazy. Our tree is in our attic, which is 15 ft up on the wall and we used a borrowed ladder to put everything up there. And then we gave the ladder back. Yes, we should probably just buy a ladder, but at this time of year it's a little bit difficult to spend money on anything besides Christmas gifts (seriously, we've been "eating creatively" for over a week now because I don't want to buy any groceries). Sooooo all those excuses to say that we don't have a tree nor did we put up any of the cute decorations I've been collecting over the past few years. Sad.
But (excuse my corny-ness) I feel like not getting into decorations has honestly provided me with the opportunity to focus on what Christmas is really about. Isn't just amazing that we all celebrate a holiday centered around the birth of Christ? And that for a month everyone listens to and sings songs like "O Holy Night" and "Away in a Manger?" Isn't that wonderful and amazing? I think so.
Anyway, let me show you the only Christmas decor we are working with this year:
These snowflakes were leftover from some I made for a Christmas party at work. Kind of brought me back to second grade. I like them. Oh and see that tiny door on the upper right of the picture? That's where our Christmas decorations are living.
I know this wreath looks bizarre in the picture, but I promise it looks good in person. I made it for our front door. I guess I'm into snow this year?
This isn't up in our home, but I made this wreath as a thank you for someone at work.
Another one I made for work, specifically for my friend Laura. I love this one.
So there you have it. The Sullivan Christmas Decor of 2010.
P.S. If you love Christmas music like I do, you can download an entire album from Target for free here. Some of the songs are little janky (there's a few that sound like they should be called "Robot Christmas") but I was pleasantly surprised by many of them!