Christmas Year Round

I don’t do a lot of decorating for Christmas…just the basics: a slim “pencil” tree in the living room, candles in the windows, a fresh green wreath on the front door, and a few special things placed here and there inside our home.

But, there are three Christmas items that I leave up year-round.

The first is a “beachy” Santa that I bought many years ago at a craft show. He’s in our foyer, and fits so perfectly in that spot, I decided to just let him remain there all year.

A couple of years ago, I discovered this resin Nativity in a catalog and knew that it would be a perfect gift for special friends.  But I thought it was so sweet, I decided to order one for our home too.  It’s only about two inches wide by eleven inches tall. I love how it progresses from the angel at the top to the Holy Family, the Magi and the animals.

And last year, another special friend gave me this sweet Nativity scene that she made with a shell, some sea glass and extra embellishments.  I decided to keep this on our mantel all year.

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
 Charles Dickens

~These Days Of Mine~

 

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9 responses to “Christmas Year Round

  1. Nice decorations indeed and I think it’s wonderful to have a little bit of Christmas spirit around us ALL YEAR LONG!

    Pam

  2. Each one beautifully unique in their own way, therefore, beautifully have become “Dianna-ed” through devotion and location. They are lovely.

  3. It is good to be reminded year round of Christ’s birth. What a wonderful way to do it. All three are great reminders.

  4. I can understand why these are on display year ’round …

  5. Those little personal touches are so special.

  6. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Very special items that surly deserve to be displayed each day.

  7. Such beautiful treasures. Keeping the spirit alive throughout the year is wonderful. May your Christmas be filled with lots of love and happiness.

  8. Your beachy santa is quite a smile bringer.
    The resin nativity is glorious.
    The sea shell is amazing. Your friend is very creative.
    I think it’s awesome that you keep these wonderful pieces of Christmas on display all year long.

  9. What special decorations! Each one is so unique and beautiful. I love them!

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