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MamaBee

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This whole post is so me! When my husband does this sort of thing unsupervised, it's always a nail-biting experience! And I am totally familiar with practicing the "Wow - that's great, honey!" talk ahead of time! Altho, he works so hard and tries so hard and I love him so much - it's not difficult to bring out the words sincerely when the time comes. He was out in the cold last night, reorganizing the colored lights on our outdoor tree and I just fell in love with him all over again. I know full well that he does this stuff for me - what a lovely, lovely person he is!

I have to say, I think your decorations are just sublime. I'm SO into Christmas, and I do the best I can every year because I just get so much out of it. I think, in you, I've found a kindred spirit!! .. :wavey:

Thank you @mrs-b Your husband is a keeper! Mine is too. I sometimes wish he would talk more but that’s just the way he is. He tolerates me talking non-stop..so we even out. Haha
 

MamaBee

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THOSE GNOME ORNAMENTS!!

Oh, be still my heart....!!

Can I ask where you got them, @MamaBee?

Haha @mrs-b I got them at Homegoods! I could cry....I love that store...That’s the first store I’ll visit after Covid! It’s my happy place!
 

MamaBee

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Thanks for asking. Two of my sisters live near to her; but there are limits on numbers and who can visit. She very well may be alone.

:cry2:
 

MamaBee

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Posting my tree which we put up after Thanksgiving. I love it. We’ve never had such a tall tree before and it’s a slim. 5FA1A530-B02A-4CE3-B4C7-908338B6ABAF.jpeg EDF9425F-1364-455A-AF35-5D86AB0BB414.jpeg 9C800E7C-A314-4F3E-821A-58F71C441C50.jpeg E812470D-9CC3-43D8-BAC9-D22D2FDD7DEC.jpeg

Your decorations and tree are gorgeous @kayla17!
 

xsouzie

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Our tradition every year has been to have turkey dinner at my parents, open presents then to my in-laws for hot pot and to open presents. Later on, my sister and I will go and see a movie. It's the one time during the year that I will go to the theaters. This year will be different. We're currently on our second lockdown and Christmas should only be spent with those in our own household.

I normally put our tree up on the 1st of December but since 2020 has been such a huge suckfest, I decided to put it up a month early...

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kipari

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Our tradition every year has been to have turkey dinner at my parents, open presents then to my in-laws for hot pot and to open presents. Later on, my sister and I will go and see a movie. It's the one time during the year that I will go to the theaters. This year will be different. We're currently on our second lockdown and Christmas should only be spent with those in our own household.

I normally put our tree up on the 1st of December but since 2020 has been such a huge suckfest, I decided to put it up a month early...

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Good idea @xsouzie ! I'm sure those decorations put a smile on your face every time toy walk by!
I love the little details and he the colours are all. So soothing and calming. Your home looks wonderful
 

kipari

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Planning a day of baking and will go for a walk. We'll have hot beverages with us and stop by our friend's place to have an ultra distanced toast . Their yard is by the Brook in our village and we'll be on public space on the other side of the brook ... They used to host a big mulled wine & Christmas carols event each year and that's what is within the legal regulations here atm.
 

kipari

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@YadaYadaYada those are so cool! And sentimental.

My sisterm and I agree that the feeling of childhood Christmas excitement, awe, joy, cozyness are so special. It's such a joy to see it in our own kids. I love the nod to childhood idea!!
 

kipari

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Happy St.Nicholas' day!

We've each put one shoe outside and St Nicholas came by during the night, filling the shoes with treats.... If you were good.



Tradition talks also about a burch rid for
bad kids received by Krampus.
Or coal (depends where exactly in the German speaking world one is).
I've personally never seen or heard of any child who received that. Adults however are fair game
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Happy St.Nicholas' day!

We've each put one shoe outside and St Nicholas came by during the night, filling the shoes with treats.... If you were good.



Tradition talks also about a burch rid for
bad kids received by Krampus.
Or coal (depends where exactly in the German speaking world one is).
I've personally never seen or heard of any child who received that. Adults however are fair game

we were always threatened with coal :mrgreen2:
Do you get father Christmas/ Santa as well ?
 

missy

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Holidays 2020 at the beach and Oliver and Gracie's first tree.


We cannot decorate the tree because the cats destroy them but the lights are OK.
As my dear friend @rainwood calls it- this is called a winter tree (just lights and no decorations). And we can leave our winter tree up as long as we want. :)



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Tommy under the tree very early this AM.

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Gracie climbing the tree last night. The little minx.


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Tommy climbing the tree but this is his usual MO. Gracie is displacing his Christmas tree position though :/

What about Oliver you ask?
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Oliver and the tree. As close as he is getting.

Well OK let's get a closer look shall we?

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Hmm what is this thing? Why are my siblings in it?

Bobby near tree and Oliver looking on...
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Oliver is feeling braver :)
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Bobby and Tommy

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Happy holidays all. :)
 

MamaBee

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Holidays 2020 at the beach and Oliver and Gracie's first tree.


We cannot decorate the tree because the cats destroy them but the lights are OK.
As my dear friend @rainwood calls it- this is called a winter tree (just lights and no decorations). And we can leave our winter tree up as long as we want. :)



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Tommy under the tree very early this AM.

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Gracie climbing the tree last night. The little minx.


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Tommy climbing the tree but this is his usual MO. Gracie is displacing his Christmas tree position though :/

What about Oliver you ask?
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Oliver and the tree. As close as he is getting.

Well OK let's get a closer look shall we?

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Hmm what is this thing? Why are my siblings in it?

Bobby near tree and Oliver looking on...
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Oliver is feeling braver :)
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Bobby and Tommy

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Happy holidays all. :)

@missy I love your tree with your living ornaments! :lol:They’re adorable! ❤️
 

missy

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May I share my DH’s original stocking from childhood?

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We have all the original ornaments and decorations from his childhood. Everything. When the cats started breaking the glass ornaments we stored everything away in our attic for now.

His aunt made this ornament over 60 years ago
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We have some beautiful old ornaments. I want to go through them when I have the energy.
 

MamaBee

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May I share my DH’s original stocking from childhood?

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We have all the original ornaments and decorations from his childhood. Everything. When the cats started breaking the glass ornaments we stored everything away in our attic for now.

His aunt made this ornament over 60 years ago
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We have some beautiful old ornaments. I want to go through them when I have the energy.

Oh @missy! They’re wonderful! I collect vintage ornaments like Greg’s childhood ones.
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mrs-b

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@mrs-b I was washing my gnome cups this morning and thought you would like these since you are a fellow gnome lover! 40F9BCEE-9937-4A9A-9BC4-1EC4BF63F6A9.jpeg D9003DE1-0AA3-4B3A-8C78-7D8121C8D331.jpeg
Some wooden ones from Sweden..

Y'er killing me. Where did you get these?!! Alternately - is there a brand printed on the bottom?
 
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