Welcome to Day 1 of the Creating Christmas Link Party hosted by Jann of Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson.
I have been busy for several weeks Creating Christmas at our house -
from the entry
to the kitchen
and the dining room.
Changes were made in the guest room,
the living room
and our bedroom.
Christmas is everywhere.
Yet, it is so much more than just decorations.
I've been "creating Christmas" for my family for 45 years and the stockings I made in 1971
now have companions to accommodate our larger family.
This ugly Santa, all tattered and torn
has been a part of my Christmas since I was a child.
A vintage copy of A Christmas Carol just looks like at old book,
but it belonged to my 92 year old aunt who passed it on to me.
Maileg pixies look cute in a little rocking chair
that belonged to my grandfather
while my grandmother's school slate is tucked into a vignette in the kitchen.
This little book sitting on the tray
was purchased by Steve for his mother, Virginia, as one of her last Christmas gifts.
Although I have quite a collection of Maileg pixies,
these two are dear to my heart because they were purchased on a special vacation.
I know you too have been busy creating Christmas around your house,
so please join the party - there is a different theme each day.
Head on over to Let's Add Sprinkles to see Katie's beautiful Christmas trees.
Cecelia of My Thrift Store Addiction for Keep Calm and Collect Jadeite
Today our wonderful host, Jann, of Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson is sharing Christmas Crafting and Cooking.
For our final day of Creating Christmas, visit Camp and Cottage Living for Creative Christmas Porches.
The parties will stay open until December 24 and you're welcome to come back and link up again and again.