The decorations. I love the decorations. I usually have too many ideas, so nothing looks complete. I also tend to run out of time. It's like Christmas sneaks up on me every year. Does that happen to you too?
This year Melissa decorated the mantle. We really scaled back. There are some things that HAVE to get put out.
Like Mickey's Clock Shop. It's been a tradition forever.
And the Nutcrackers. Melissa has quite the collection. She plays with them too. So there really isn't a display. Well, not one that stays the same. It's constantly changing.
A spot is found for these little guys too. Made many years ago. Tradition.
When the girls were little, I got this little Nativity set. I loved that they could play with it. I didn't want to put a fragile Nativity set out and tell them NO you can't touch. It just seemed so wrong. So this one was perfect. I LOVE that they now demand that it still gets put under the tree when we decorate.
(I still have a few Joys left to share with you. Look out for them before the end of the year.)