This is my third year to use these decorations and here are three reasons why:
1. I like what I have...why change it?
2. We are beyond BLESSED, but preachers and teachers aren't made of money. I'm a thrifty nifty girl (I just like to say nifty).
3. I like being creative but it takes a lot of time and that's not how I want to spend it.
I took these pictures with Instagram because again, I don't really know how to use my camera.
|I painted the picture on canvas. To me, it's totally obvious what it is but some people (dad...men in general) just don't get it. It's half of a Christmas tree, and I like it. Thank.you.very.much.|
|O Tannenbaum...I use red and gold ornaments with our own personal ones sprinkled in.|
This is my centerpiece. I found the idea in a Pottery Barn magazine a few years ago. Mine doesn't actually look much like theirs, but I should give credit where credit is due.
I basically bought the bucket, fake moss, sparkly sticks (great terminology, right?), and ornaments, and found the branch in my yard. I did some sawin' and put it all together.
So there you have it. I didn't take a picture, but Bryan brought home a soap stone nativity from Africa that I love.
I may not change my decorations for next year, but I do want to add a few things to show that Christ's birth is our focus. He really is, even though it may look like we praise Christmas trees.
Isaiah 7:14 ...Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.