This Christmas in our house, we aren't really buying presents for anyone. I might have spent $50 this year and that's it. It's actually quite freeing when you tell everyone that we aren't doing presents we're just enjoying the season and being together. You should try it sometime, it's awesome! Since the babies will be ONE this year, and technically it's their first Christmas we decided to save as much money as possible. So, we have wrapped an empty box from Will and I, for them to open on Christmas day. I know some of you might think that's awful, but honestly, are they really going to remember ?! It's an actual present we bought them for Christmas, we just gave it to them a little early... and isn't the most fun part about opening presents, is opening the actual present?
I also wanted to share with you our Christmas decorations this year. It's super simple, but super fun! I didn't want to deal with two babies messing with an actual Christmas tree this year, so I put up my two small little trees; and I think they are super cute!
Here's our first little tree that holds all of our Starbucks ornaments. This year, I also made L&L's First Christmas Ornament with one of the Starbucks cups from their 2013 collection!
Our second tree is a bit taller, and holds all of the ornaments that are special to us! Including an ornament I made will when we were dating in 2004, L&L's first ornaments that they ever picked out, our first family ornament, and our first ornament as a married couple. I love it!!
Underneath the trees: A few presents, Starbucks stuffed animals I purchased a while back, random fabric for skirts, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" book from Grammy (which will be a new tradition to read to the kiddos).
When you walk in the front door:
This is my sister's favorite that I put together for the kitchen table:
And of course the best decorations of all... the kid's nativity in their play area!!
So, you can decorate your house, without buying anything new, just reusing the same old decorations year after year! We hope you have a very, Merry Christmas full of fun and lots of memories with your families! We are a little bummed we won't be with family on Christmas day, but it's time for Will and I to start our own traditions with our two littles... we are looking forward to a relaxing, and fun day!