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Now that the Christmas is over I have a little time post about our Christmas. Every Christmas Eve we read the kids The Night Before Christmas. For the past two years my oldest has read it to the younger children.

Then we leave cookies out for Santa. This year I didn’t get to the cookie baking so Santa had to make do with Vienna Fingers and Oreos.

We mixed things up a bit and went to church on Christmas Day. It wasn’t crowded like the Christmas Eve masses. Who knew? We then had a wonderful dinner with family.

Here are some pictures from around the house.

I took a branch that my husband trimmed from the tree and decorated it. This is the vase from my fall branches project.  https://mommyidea.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/fall-branches/ I added lights and silver balls to the vase. Then I put snowflakes and silver butterflies on it.

Here is my picture card wreath that I described in the Christmas card display post. https://mommyidea.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/christmas-card-display/

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Every year I tape the photo cards that we receive to a door in my kitchen. It gives me pleasure to glance at them during the day.  When they are taken down I save them to scrapbook in a Christmas album. That’s another great tip. It’s so neat to look through the album and see how the families change and grow. Every year I line them up and cover the door. This year I wanted to change it up a little. I cut evergreen branches out of dark green vinyl and put them on the door in the shape of a wreath. I spaced the branches out because eventually most of the space will be covered.

My cards are arriving and I can’t wait to see it filled.

Do you have a tradition when the cards start to arrive? Are you ready to change it up?
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