With Christmas being one of my favourite times of year, I was delighted when Jan from Poppytalk asked me to share a Holiday Vignette. It’s important for me to focus entirely on family and friends over the holidays, and with that comes a lot of decorations, festivities and home days.

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I decided to take it down a notch this season (believe it or not) since my friend, Shannon, always reminds me “less is more”. But one thing that will always remain the same is our Noble Fir Christmas tree, decorated with ornaments that we have been collecting over the years. My gnomes, little houses and deer make me so happy!

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I reached out to Gloria at Flower Factory to help me with our wreaths. I promised myself not to go crazy and buy a whole bunch of stuff I don't need. And so, I treated myself to these beautiful handmade wreaths. We hung three eucalyptus wreaths (finished with roses and cotton) in our family room. As always, the Flower Factory surpassed any and all expectations.

IMG_0306 Celebrations aside, the best part about Christmas is experiencing it’s magic through the eyes of my children. Our imagination is a wonderful thing; I’m often reminded of this when we read 'Twas The Night Before Christmas and put the cookies and milk out for Santa. I don’t ever want these moments to pass…. our time here on earth is so precious. Hold your loved ones close and enjoy every second. Screen shot 2015-12-28 at 5.19.59 PM

From my family to yours, Happy Holidays + Happy New Year!