Christmas is arriving
Posted: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012
Photo by Lora Denton Photography.
Originally from England, Sarah Ryberg has lived in Charlotte for the last 12 years and is a graduate of UNC Charlotte. After two whirlwind weddings - one in Charlotte and another in her homeland - Sarah is settling into married life and learning what it takes to be a Mrs. You can reach Sarah at email@example.com
I behaved and waited until Thanksgiving had passed, but now Christmas is arriving full-force in the Ryberg household. Of all the holidays, Christmas is my favourite and were finally celebrating in our own place. I cant begin to explain how excited I am.
We dont have as many decorations as I thought, but thats the fun part. Were just starting the holiday traditions in our new place and we can build our décor over the years. Can anyone say post-holiday sales?
My favourite decoration right now is an idea I found on, you guessed it, Pinterest. I took wooden letters and spelled out Noel, surrounded them with an apple garland, and placed the whole piece on top of our kitchen cabinets. Ive always felt that cabinet area looked empty and this fills the space nicely. Im actually thinking about getting other words after Christmas is over.
Then again, Robert did surprise me with a Mickey Mouse light for our porch, so thats a really close runner up to the kitchen. The fact that hubby picked the Mickey light, particularly when he doesnt like Disney, made the surprise really special to me. The last thing he wants is more Disney, but he brought it home because its important to me and Ive been talking him up ever since (well, more than I already do that is).
On top of the décor, all the festive smelling soaps and candles have emerged. I think decorations are great, but the smell of gingerbread or cinnamon really brings that holiday feeling alive for me.
Alice doesnt seem to mind the smells or the decorations either. In fact, these days I can always find her lying under the tree. I cant wait to spoil her with lots of toys and I know she will make this Christmas even more memorable than the others.
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