By having its own special little table, the nativity becomes a focal point (as it should be) rather than getting lost in a larger vignette.
I've never shared pictures of our basement family room before, but you get a little peek for Christmas.
As I mentioned, this is where our little village now lives. We bought everything at a neighbor's garage sale a few years ago and the kids love it so much. It is their favorite part of our decorations.
Another holiday favorite of my children is the "fireplace show" on Netflix. Hunter's favorite part: when the hand comes in and adds a log or stirs the fire. He is down there as I write this, cozied up in front of both our fires!
Right next to the fireplace is our "children's tree." The kids are totally responsible for decorating this one, right down to the leaning star on top! Notice that their tree is done, while mine is... not so much. This is the first year that they spaced out their ornaments, usually they would all be bunched up in the front middle area. Hunter even built a Christmas train track around the base.
I am not the only one who has slowed down to enjoy the holidays. We are all enjoying lots of cuddling, and lazy reading in the winter sunshine.
What about you? Do you decorate all at once and get it done and over with, or do you drag it out over several days (or weeks)?
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