I love this time of year - going out to get a tree, then bringing it home to decorate is one of my favorite things. The kids are super excited this year, and it was so neat to hear them talk about various ornaments and to remember making certain ones. There once was a time when I painted ceramic ornaments and made beautiful bows.... well, I don't have time for that anymore, but I also enjoyed looking over the ones I painted in the past and placing them on the tree. The tree is about as far as we have gotten with the decorating. I also have a small ceramic village that I hand painted one year (bc - before children, when I had the time to do that sort of thing - LOL). When I get that set up, I'll share photos of that as well. It was time consuming, but worth it in the end. I also set up my ever growing snowman collection on the mantle (some I've bought, some given to me as gifts, some I made, and others I painted) and my Santa collection in the large window by the stairs (I'll show that later). We are beginning to get into the spirit around here, and I am really trying not to become overwhelmed and caught-up in things that don't really matter.
All the best for a wonderful Christmas season for you and your family!!