Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Making of Christmas, 2010

I was having a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit this year for some reason. The first week of December did not feel like December. Slowly through out the past week I put Christmas decorations up, but still no Christmas spirit. It wasn't until last Saturday when we went to get our Christmas tree that it really felt like Christmas. There is just something about the tree that makes the holiday more special. Now the decorations, lights and tree are all up and it finally feels like Christmas...good thing too because it is only a few weeks away!

Here's the making of Christmas in the McKee household...

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...(all we are missing is a fire)

Putting up outside lights. We don't have a ladder so we just decided to decorate the bushes.
Finding just the right Christmas tree.

This year we got a Fraser Fir, they have the perfect branches for hanging Christmas ornaments and they smell wonderful!
Decorating the tree
The finished look

Just a thought: For so many people Christmas will come and go without decorations, lights, a tree or presents. Think about about it...No, do something about it and give to someone who may not have any of these things this Christmas.

Merry Christmas!



  1. Beautiful decorations - I like the ornaments hanging from the shelves!

  2. It does look great! Love the BHG inspired shelf look!

  3. What goes on the top of the tree?? No star, no angel, no hat, no... nothing? Time to start a tradition, I think! My friends have a rotating system where they alternate who gets to pick what goes on top. This year was the wife's turn, and she chose... a toy doll of Edward from Twilight. No joke.

  4. Molly, I have a whole other post about the tree topper situation so stay tuned, my post on that is coming in the next few days.


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