If you've visited my blog before, you know that I love Christmas! My mom was always really good about special ornaments, and things like that, and I've tried to keep up with that tradition. I would've loved to have had all of you over, but since I couldn't do that, I thought I'd give you a little tour!
Every year, I make/get us a family ornament. I've made a felt cupcake ornaments, I made clay ornaments in the shape of Hungary, I got these really cute metal ornaments from Shutterfly, and this year, with Aidan's help, we made "Aidan's First Christmas" handprint ornaments. This year, we also got palm tree ornaments, for our "Christmas in Florida".
I think commemorative ornaments can be a hit or miss. They're not all cute, but the ones that are, are REALLY cute! :)
I love this Lenox "First Married Christmas" ornament. It was a gift from our pastors in Ohio. So pretty!!!
I got this ornament for us from Etsy. It's one of our wedding pictures printed onto a clay tile.
Awww, I love our new little family ornament from our best friends!
Aidan got his "Baby's 1st Christmas" ornament from his grandma. I love how sweet it is!
My mom got us a few new ornaments, that I love.
The "pastor" Hungarian figure (In Hungarian pastor and shepherd are the same word) for Dan
Little Hungarian boy for Aidan
And the Hungarian maiden for me
This GORGEOUS ornament made from a sea urchin and spindle.
Here are a couple other pictures from our Christmas...
My mother-in-law got me my very own Willow Tree Nativity set. I have been wishing for one FOREVER, and was so excited she got it for me!
I really love our Christmas cards every year, and have wanted to display them. This year, I strung some baker's twine, got some little mini clothes pins, and hung our cards above the TV.
My mom had a Precious Moment Nativity set, which was very dear to her. It was always my job as a kid to put baby Jesus into the scene. I just loved his little face! When I moved out, she gave me her Precious Moments. I put them up every year, and get very nostalgic!
This year, instead of a tree skirt, we used a galvanized tub, and I LOVE how it turned out!!! I'm never going back!
Last, but not least, here is this year's White House ornament. Every year, the White House comes out with an ornament, centered around one of our presidents, and comes with a little booklet about the history of it. My Gramps has gotten them for my parents for years, and once Dan and I got married, he started sending them to us too. They're really special, and if you're interested, you can check them out here.
Well, there's our apartment at Christmas in a nutshell. Hope you enjoyed a quick tour of our apartment. Happy New Year!