I love everything about it.
I love the lights, the movies on Lifetime, I love the SMELL. And by smell I mean Frasier Fir and orange peel. I don’t care if it’s the 4th of July, I can smell either one of those things and I instantly think of Christmas.
But I do not go nuts on Store Bought Christmas.
I go nuts on Natural Christmas.
Or maybe I should say Organic Christmas.
This is my very first project of the Christmas Season.
I like to do a different chalkboard every year. This year I chose a quote from our favorite movie to watch in December. I think we have six versions.
Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843. It was published on December 19th of that year. He wrote the book in hopes of bringing the plight of the poor and needy to light. There is a small , red first addition of Mr. Dickens’ book on display in the library at the Biltmore House here in Asheville.
I personally think he probably put the fear of God in to a lot of people as well.
My very favorite thing to do when it comes to decorating for Christmas is bring in fresh evergreen in to our home. I used cypress clippings in the arrangement. They look good for a least a couple of weeks and they don’t shed!
I also use red and green books in my Christmas decore. You’d be amazed how lovely a small stack of red books looks on your coffee or bedside tables.
In keeping with Mr. Dickens’ wish I would like to encourage you to keep the needy in mind this Christmas. Clean out your coat closet. Donate a couple of blankets.
Don’t pass by that little red kettle.
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