Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Past vs. Christmas Present {A few of my favorite holiday posts}

This holiday season has been different than any other for Drew and I. Having a newborn around definitely changes some things, but in the best way possible! We love our little guy so much!
2013 vs. 2014
Instead of planning and having our annual Tacky Sweater party, I bought a sweater for Aiden and we got pictures taken with Santa.

Instead of coming up with cute holiday crafts, I am planning to get my baby's footprint in a mold and call that an ornament.

Instead of putting up lights on our house, we drove around and looked at other peoples.

Instead of putting up our big artificial tree, I decorated a ladder

Instead of Drew and I going out on a festive holiday date, we spent an evening snuggling on the couch with Aiden watching Elf and eating Peppermint ice cream.

Would I change any of it? Not for the world. I am seeing Christmas in a whole new light this year. I am so thankful to have Aiden around and to see things through his eyes. The twinkling lights, the sound of bells, the love and joy of family.

All these changes have meant that my blog hasn't been very festive this holiday season. I haven't shared many holiday parties, festive crafts or recipes and I miss that. So I decided to share some of my favorite festive posts from Christmases past...

What festive things have you been creating and doing this holiday season?

8 comments:

Katie said...

I still love the idea of a Christmas card book...I need to do that this year!

The Heart Of A Woman said...

Your blog has been perfect because it's filled with pictures of a handsome baby boy!!!

Kayla MKOY said...

I SO remember those anthro inspired globes! Love!! I also can't get enough of your adorable little family. So happy Aiden has brought such joy to your lives!

Brittany said...

I'm so, so happy for you! I know you're the craftiest, most festive girl ever, but I'm glad you're still enjoying Christmas in a different way. I also stole the Christmas card book idea from you and love it! :)

Mimsie said...

Have the happiest Christmas ever with your sweet baby.

brittany @ g squared said...

We skipped our annual Christmas party this year too, and I do not mind one bit. Such a different season, but I agree it's a better one. Merry Christmas to you guys!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Aww, so different, but in SUCH a good way! :)

Anne said...

Ahhh, his little Christmas outfit! I think we had pretty much the same one last year and this is making me nostalgic :) Belated Merry Christmas to you all!