Wednesday, October 27, 2021

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

 I have started to think about Christmas...how to make Christmas fun this year!
We missed out last year...
I missed the cookie bake, the visit with Santa and the big meal with family on Christmas Day.
This year will be different and I want to appreciate all of the little and big things I missed last year.
With a little planning and forward thinking, I know I can make the holiday fun for everyone.

I started shopping, for my little nieces and nephews.
I only buy gifts for the young ones, the adults in our family do not exchange gifts.
I got a lot done in a cute little toy store a few towns over from us...
and I have knitted a few hats for those who need new ones.

We went to Cracker Barrel a few days ago 
and I just had to share pictures of this "nature tree" with you.







This tree was stunning and it really struck a cord with me.
I would love to load it up, as is, and take it home with me!

- the best gifts in life will never be found under the christmas tree -
- those gifts are friends, family, kids, and the one you love -

15 comments:

  1. I love the owls! I may stop in at Cracker Barrel next time I'm in that area. They do have some of the prettiest things. Enjoy your day!

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  2. Hello Debbie, Those Snowy Owls are beautiful. I haven't given Christmas much thought, but it's fast approaching, so perhaps I should. The shops are all decorated with Christmas Trimmings, but my heart isn't really in it to be honest.

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  3. Christmas is fast approaching. The snow owls are lovely.
    Greetings from autumn Poland.

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  4. That is a beautiful tree. I am seeing advertisements for Christmas decorations and that makes me excited. I love Christmas.

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  5. I love the nature tree, of course, It is so beautiful. You are way ahead of me with Christmas. We have such a large posterity that I mainly do gift cards now. I would love to make some things. There was a day when, one year I tied quilts for all my grandchildren, now I have way to many. I do look forward to our family Christmas Party. We have the younger children dress up in Nativity costumes and we have a dinner. Not all can come, but a fair amount do. I guess I better get busy planning too. Blessings and hugs!

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  6. Hi Debbie, I've been thinking about Christmas too. Haven't done anything... just thinking. We only give the grandchildren too. The adults don't exchange gifts any more. My daughter has at least 8 Christmas trees in her house. I think at least one has either birds or woodland animals.

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  7. I love the Christmas time, it is a special atmosphere.
    A very beautiful tree.

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  8. I love the owls, they are pretty ornaments. I bought a few presents for my grandson.
    Take care, enjoy your day!

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  9. I love the decorating at Cracker Barrel! They really know how to do it!

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  10. Where is the Cracker Barrel? Is that the one in South Jersey?

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    1. this one is in hamilton twp. about 1/2 hour south. it's a nice easy ride and now is a great time to go as the fall foliage is beautiful!!!

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  11. Hope you enjoy a wonderful Christmas this year. That tree is gorgeous, I bet they just love using all those goodies they get to decorate the trees :)
    Love the quote at the end too, just missing the best gift of all, Jesus!

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  12. Beautiful! Christmas is my favorite, but I can't believe it's already that time again.

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