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Welcome, Christmas spirit!

Monday, December 03, 2012

We're glad to have you here! You were a bit difficult to find this year. Things have been difficult and our minds have been preoccupied with many thoughts, most of them on the negative side. So, I guess Christmas spirit had a slight difficulty entering our hearts. But there's a blessing in being a parent. Actually, one of many blessings. Children have their own way of bringing the holiday spirit in a house. They carry it in their smiles and they generously spread it through the excitement in their eyes. That's what happened in my house this past weekend. My children made me realize that through difficult times, when there's struggling, when hope seems difficult to find and when uncertainty and fear about the future dominate our everyday lives, that's when we need the holiday spirit the most. That's when we need to liven up hope and remember the importance of giving.
So, we started by decorating our house. And I thought I'd share some pictures with my Sparkfriends. This is the holiday version of our house!

Our Christmas tree!

The nativity set!

The fireplace has been my favorite spot to decorate ever since my husband built it. It gets most of my attention all the time!

Our little village on the mantel. My little daughter wanted a family of four there so she added the doll on the right!

The little side table...

...and the center living-room table!

The fire was a "must" to make the place even warmer and cozier!

And the proud creator! The rest of the team were in their pyjamas, so they'll have their pictures taken some other day!

Thank you all for reading. I hope the Christmas spirit is alive in your hearts. I hope the true meaning of Christmas fills your hearts and minds with kindness and hope.
May we all have a blessed holiday season.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KANOE10 12/24/2012 9:30AM

    That was a lovely blog. I love your photos and your reminder about the love of family during xmas. emoticon

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JSTETSER 12/18/2012 11:34AM


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HAKAPES 12/11/2012 4:54AM

    Looks lovely! :-)

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LVMAMAW 12/5/2012 3:11PM

    You are so right! The decorations are beautiful and you are blessed to have those little Christmas Spirits running around your home! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GODIVADSG 12/5/2012 10:39AM

    How very nice!

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CLAIREINPARIS 12/4/2012 3:21PM

    How lovely! You all did a great job of it! Have a beautiful Advent season, until Christmas!

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MADAMES 12/4/2012 2:20AM

    A beautiful home....glad you have found the holiday spirit! Very inspiring.

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MICKEYH 12/3/2012 7:59PM

    Thanks for sharing Christmas spirit. You have a beautiful Xmas tree.
Have a wonderful season and happy holidays"!!

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THOMS1 12/3/2012 7:11PM


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TINAJANE76 12/3/2012 5:41PM

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful decorations with us. Your place looks fantastic and full of Christmas spirit!

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MILLIE5522 12/3/2012 5:30PM

    emoticon emoticon Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas! Gorgeous decorations!

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ANNIEONLI 12/3/2012 3:33PM

    Thanks for sharing your holiday spirit!!! Looks lovely!!!

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BAKER1009 12/3/2012 11:58AM

    Your tree is beautiful, and your fireplace is AWESOME!! I'm jealous!

You are so right about our children bringing in the holiday spirit! They are just wonderful, aren't they?!


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JACKIE542 12/3/2012 10:05AM

    Beautiful! Now this is motivating me to finish mine. Thank you! emoticon

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WILLOWBROOK5 12/3/2012 10:03AM

    Love the decorating! Just beautiful. I plan to clean and deck the halls on Thursday when I sill have a day off.

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MRSJERRYBUSH 12/3/2012 10:03AM

    Beautiful message. And may your home be filled with Christ's love today and always.

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SHANTODD420 12/3/2012 10:01AM

    What a beautiful tree and other holiday items. I love you took a picture of each item. Thanks for sharing.

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SUNSHINE99999 12/3/2012 9:52AM

  Loving the tree and decorations. A blessed holiday season to you and your family.

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