Around here, 'tis the season for holiday traditions! We wanted to share some of our favorites with YOU.
There's nothing more fun than decking the halls with our favorite holiday decor to kick off the Christmas season. This year Sheri went with traditional red, silver, and white.
Holiday baking makes the season even sweeter. Pour in a few ingredients...
mix it all up...
and soon the house is filled with the warm and sugary scent of fresh-baked goods. Jess makes cookie tins for her friends every year--sugar cookies, rice crispy treats, Russian tea cookies, and gooey chocolate chip.
When the kids were little, the family would spend cozy fire-lit evenings gathered around the Christmas tree singing all our favorite carols. The music of the season puts us in the holiday spirit every year.
After Christmas Eve mass we come home to enjoy a festive holiday meal. Dad makes his traditional French onion soup, and in these last few years we've been pairing it with a hearty side, like this yummy truffle-oil, bacon-Gouda mac and cheese.
Like most kids, Jess, Nel, and their brother couldn't wait to open presents on Christmas Day--so we started the tradition of opening just one on Christmas Eve.
All our presents from Santa are marked with a big black initial. It's always a treat to see a S, J, or D under the tree.
Each and every year, we make a point to spend the season celebrating and giving thanks for the many blessings we have in our lives. And we're especially thankful for YOU, dear friends. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy season of celebrating your own holiday traditions.
Thank you, Jemma, for inviting us to be a part of your 'Tis the Season Blog Tour! To all our merry friends, we hope you'll be sure to check out the creative bloggers who are spreading the holiday cheer this week!
Monday, December 9th
The Cafe Sucre Farine
At Home with Jemma
Tuesday, December 10th
Wednesday, December 11th
Home and Lifestyle Design
Thursday, December 12th
Cozy Little House
Friday, December 13th
The Feathered Roost
Saturday, December 14th
Across the Way
The Dedicated House
A happy Christmas season to you!
~ Sheri, Jess, & Nel ~