Decor · Holidays

Christmas Home Tour {2017}

Welcome to my Christmas home tour! I always enjoy decorating for Christmas, but this year I’ve been dreaming and planning about it since early fall. At the end of the post you’ll see the video tour – it’s a short 5 minute video with a few extra peeks that didn’t make it into the post!

A word about seasons during this season of my life I am blessed with plenty of time to decorate my home to my heart’s content. That’s not always been the case. In 2010 I only put up a few decorations because my wedding was the week before Christmas! In 2012, we had only been in our new house a few weeks – I put up a few simple decorations and kept unpacking boxes. The Christmas of 2014 I was working full time at a very busy retail job and came home physically worn out every day. This year I’m only working part time, so I took my time and decorated until I was satisfied!

Life is an experience in seasons. If you’re in a season with little ones who keep you busy, an elderly parent who requires lots of care or a job that sends you home with an aching back or frazzled brain at the end of the day – take heart. If this season isn’t the one for intense decorating, another season will be!

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Decor 2016

Christmas Decor 2015

Christmas Decor 2014

Christmas Decor 2013

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18 thoughts on “Christmas Home Tour {2017}

  1. I love all of the cozy lights in your decor! It’s so warm and inviting. πŸ™‚ I’m thinking I need to invest in a mug tree, as mine are all over the place. And very wise words about there being seasons in which more decorating happens. Some years it’s hard just to keep going!

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  2. I have that Christmas bedtime stories book too. It was mine when I was younger and I actually gave it to Marissa so she would have something to read this year if she wanted. So fun to see your holiday home!

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  3. Whitney, it’s beautiful, you are a good decorator. The kitties make it extra special, and you have lots of nooks and crannies and the decorations are all special!

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  4. Yes! We have 2 rooms worth of furniture in our living room right now, so we have very few decorations out, and only a Charlie Brown tree, and everyone is still happily enjoying the Christmas season. As long as there’s a Hallmark Christmas movie on the tv. πŸ˜‰

    And Evan’s concern through this whole video was β€œwhere’s the other kitty?!”. And he asks to watch Paul’s stocking video every day. I think Paul should do a video of your stocking again this year, too.

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