One of my favorite things about bloggers is how they can turn the most ordinary moments of every day life into a chance to celebrate. In this world of inspiration, creativity, curating of family memories: the start of a new season, a milestone, and family traditions are all celebrated with such gusto! Holidays are at the top of the list of things to enjoy and I love that people have their own style for reflecting that celebration in their homes.
This year Danny and I were ecstatic to celebrate Christmas in our new home with our own decorations. It is always fun to find all the perfect spots for bows and garland in a new place, but this Christmas was extra special as it has been the first time in 3 years that we were not moving or living with family and able to pull out all of our own decor. Danny has always been a bit of Christmas tree aficionado – he has a of Kevin McCallister thing going on. For me, growing up in a house with an extremely creative mom who had decorations for every holiday (Mardi Gras and Summer Pig Roasts being some of the more unique collections), bringing out all of the boxes reminds me of childhood. That was usually the true start of the season as we watched her unwrap all our Christmas ornaments and the mantel displays. I always dreamed of creating the same Christmas Spirit at home for my family and this year it happened!
Entering our marriage with this sort of affinity for being festive – we LOVED our first few years of creating our own traditions. So now, with a few Christmas’ under our belt, our decorations aren’t just about getting ready for the season, rather they tell the story of our family at the holidays. We have gone from just decking the halls each December to this activity being full of special walks down memory lane.
So perhaps a month late, I still had to share our house at Christmas. Wanting to document the beauty, remember the fun, but most of all to recognize how important this year was for Danny and I, the year we returned to our family traditions.
This incredible Nativity set is from my Dad’s side of the family. It is older, it is worn down, and Baby Jesus bed can’t even remain upright – but this nativity is so precious to me…. a family heirloom that I have been blessed enough to inherit. It warms my heart to know that something I recognize from my own childhood, is now a part of our family’s home at Christmas.
Thank you for taking the virtual tour of Bessette Christmas Central and I hope the holiday season was a magical for all of you!
Thank you of reading and remember to make it a great day!