December 16, 2014

Christmas Time Is HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERE {Linkup}

Morning, y'all! Today I'm linking op for the last installment of the holiday linkup! Come play, won't you?

Like most, Christmas is my favorite holiday to celebrate. I love all celebrations, but I adore Advent and Christmas. Everything twinkles a lil more, sparkles a lil brighter and people are kinder than normal. The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas truly is the best time of year :)! Below are some of my FAVORITES of the Christmas season!

{ T h e  F e s t i v e  D e c or }
Homes are so pretty when they are decorated for Christmas. I'm obsessed with Christmas trees, sparkly lights and beautiful, rustic touches. I can't wait to have a big home to decorated. Below are some of my favorite decorations.

*Wooden Signs*
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*Sparkly Entryway Tables*
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*Nutcrackers*

*The ornaments*

*The lights*


{ T h e T r a d i t i o n s }
Our family is big on traditions. We have special things for each holiday and growing up I remember all the fun that Christmas brought to our home. Le Husband and I have started a few of our own, since we began dating, but they are all the more special now that we are married.I can't wait to start my own family traditions when we have kids. What are some of your favorite traditions? I LOVE MY TRADITIONS OF:

{Family Photo-shoots}


 

{ Binge Watching of A Muppet's Christmas Carol }

{ Children's Pageant at Church}

{ Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery}

{ The Nutcracker }

{ Yearly Date Night at the National Tree }
 


{ T h e M u s i c }
Christmas music is the best music of the year. Whether it's Christmas Carols at church or Christmas music on the radio, everything sounds so beautiful. I love listening to the classical station, along with the secular radio station for all the fun music. What are some of your favorite songs? MY FAVORITES OF THE SEASON ARE:






{ T H E C O O K I E S }
Who doesn't love to eat cookies? If you don't, I'm sorry, because you're missing out this time of year. I can't pick a favorite, they all are soooooo tasty. I'm a big fan of sugar cookies and of course, anything chocolate too.
Sugar cookies with caramel kisses and hugs!




{T h e C h r i s t m a s C a r d s}

I love Christmas cards. They are one of the bestest things about the season. I love mail in December, because every day I'm getting a new card. I sent cards out, before I was married, but man I love designing our cards, as a wife.

I adored our card last year, as it was our first card together and included the Married Christmas tagline. We have it framed now, and will display it each Christmas as part of our decor.

2014 was our year of travel and I really wanted to highlight the different trips we took. I included pictures form our Alaskan adventure, our honeymoon in Canada, various kickball tournaments, Easter here at home and of course our one year anniversary in DC. I loved how the mountains and majestic views still came across in the card and the silly kickball pictures are soooooo us! Without further adieu, here is our 2014 Christmas card!
Front. Wishing you a blessed Christmas season and a Happy New Year! < 3 Pinky & Le Husband!

Back. Each card included a hand written message about the places we traveled and a blessed Christmas wish.
WOW! This time of year is packed, isn't it? Thanks for hosting such a fun linkup, ladies! Nine days, who's ready?!


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My lil bit of cheer today, is an impromtu dinner date I had last night with my daddy. Mama B was out of town this weekend, so the three sisters made sure Papa Bear was taken care of when we could. ;)! We had a great dinner full of yummy food and good conversation. I'm a lucky girl, indeed!

39 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

The lights of the Christmas tree is seriously my favorite - I love it in the mornings when I'm getting ready and also at night when I'm watching tv...the best!! I love your card this year - so many wonderful travels you both have had!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

Rebecca Jo said...

I love it all too... so much excitement. Hate its only once a year :)

Elle Sees said...

all the lights!! we don't have any traditions, which i'm hoping will change now that i have nieces and nephews!

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

All of this gets me so excited, great list lady!!!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

YES to 98 Degrees!!! Your decor is gorgeous, I especially love the lights at the bottom of the ornament vases :)

Bailley said...

Love all the decoration ideas- the entry table is my favorite! And those cookies look so good!!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

I'm obsessed with Christmas lights! Unfortunately people in FL don't go too crazy with them so I have to go to Disney to see pretty lights!

<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

Courtney B said...

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas... it really is the best time of year!! Although, I do wish people were this kind all year round, ha!
Love the NOEL letters! How cute!
Your Christmas cards are adorable!! Love them!

Kristen said...

I used to love looking at christmas lights when I was a kid, they aren't as common anymore, at least at home. my husband and I don't have any traditions yet, and all of my traditions at home are pretty hard to do here (go to the beach, play backyard cricket and have a bbq for lunch) but i don't mind, i kinda like keeping them separate.
absolutely adore your christmas card this year! so fun!

Mree said...

Oh how I love that song by 98 degrees!! I love holiday traditions.

Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby} said...

Amen on the Christmas cookies! :) I love all the traditions and decor too, the house feels empty when you have to take everything down after the holiday!

Jess said...

LOVE all of your family traditions! I'm big on them as well and we do a lot of the same things. :)

~Dawn~ said...

Love Love Love! This is seriously the most fun time of year...I love all the lights and glitter that surround the holiday and those cookies....yummm. You've got me drooling over here!

Illegally Blonde said...

Cookies!!! Those kiss ones look divine.

Illegally Blonde said...

Cookies!!! Those kiss ones look divine.

Lisa Loves John said...

Ok, seriously, you and your sisters are way too cute together!!! Makes me feel like I missed out only having brothers!

Xo

Meg Taylor said...

Oh yes, all of this makes for the perfect Christmas :) I totally forgot about 98* Christmas CD... I loved that sooo much!! Now I need to go find it haha!

MakeMeUpMia said...

Christmas just makes me so happy- the music, decor, cookies and family time :)

Katie Elizabeth said...

How sweet to do a dinner date with your dad! You've inspired me to do the same soon :) Love love love your Christmas card! 2014 was a great year for you guys - so many awesome places!

Emily said...

Fun linkup! I just love Christmas because of the traditions, the lights, the food, the family time and everything else you listed.

Dorrie M said...

Love you Christmas card!! And that Noel sign! Merry Christmas

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

I really miss living up north this time of year! It is harder to get into the holiday swing when it is so warm outside!

Laura said...

You have so much fun at Christmas! :) I love the cookies and the music too! Tomorrow I'm posting a super simple but super cute cookie idea.

Amber L said...

It's so hard to pick only one favorite thing for Chritmas. Although I would have to say, Christmas movies and lights are pretty high up on the list. :) I love your Christmas card this year! It's so original.

Alisha said...

Oh my gosh, love your cards... so cute!!

I love Christmas traditions, they are the best!

Shelby / Recent Somethings said...

I love all of your traditions and of course the music (heck yea, 98 degrees hah). You girls are so good to your daddy ;)

Queen In Between said...

Lots to love about this post but my favorite is the dinner date with your sweet daddy!

Bitzy said...

Those sugar cookies with kisses are SOOO DELICIOUS!

Julia said...

Love your married Christmas card and your travel one for this year! That's such a neat way to share all of your adventures!

Brooke said...

I love your family photo shoot!!! Traditions are the best. One of my favorites is when the family gets together for board games because we always have so much fun. Love your Christmas cards! This is the first year we did one and I'm so glad we did. It's so fun checking the mail each day and I can't wait for people to receive our card too. I love this time of year!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Love those wooden signs!

Allison @ Texas Mrs. said...

Nothing wrong with binge watching anything... especially Christmas movies!!!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Cookies are the clear winner. They are ALWAYS the clear winner.

Pink and Fabulous said...

Cookies and Muppets Christmas Carol are necessary and going on right now at my house! I love the family pics, they are so awesome!

Pink and Fabulous said...

Cookies and Muppets Christmas Carol are necessary and going on right now at my house! I love the family pics, they are so awesome!

Meghan said...

The Muppets Christmas Carol is one of my all time favorites! Love the Christmas card! xo

JumpingJE said...

Your family photo shoots around the tree are amazing! What a fun fam!

Katie @ yellowmangolife.blogspot.com said...

I seriously love seeing other people's Christmas decor...good work on it all! And love the card =)

Jen said...

I totally agree that Christmas is my favorite and I love how homes just sparkle a little more at Christmas Sitting by our tree every night is my favorite thing. I also love both last year and this year's cards! Such cute designs and I love how personal they are :)