Less is More
As we get older, sometimes Christmas becomes too much about the presents and the hustle and bustle of giving and getting. As I watched my baby girl gaze in wonder at the simple beauty of our little Christmas tree, I think about how Christmas really is much more simple and wonderful for our little ones. They have fewer cares and enjoy the holidays so much more. I guess it really is true.... sometimes less really is more.
There are many houses with Christmas lights around where I live, but I loved the simplicity of this house that simply had the star of Bethlehem overhead. That's what it is really all about, right?
Our tree has many ornaments that we love because of the memories they are associated with. This particular ornament is my boys' favorite because they can pull the string and make the nutcracker move. They don't really understand the sentimentality of this ornament though. My husband was given this ornament when he was just a boy and I suppose he enjoyed pulling on its string as well.
Cup of Cheer
I was discussing this weeks photo prompts with a friend, and said that I didn't know what to take a picture of for this prompt. When she told me that a cupcake is a "cup of cheer" I thought she was absolutely right and not to mention brilliant! After all, a cupcake is a cup that can cheer up nearly anyone, right?
I LOVE nativities. I have three larger sets on top of my piano and several other smaller sets. One of my favorites though is this ornament on my tree that my mother-in-law gave me last year. I love the simplicity of the silhouettes and the light shining through the glass.