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


19 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!


  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!


  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!


  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.


    1. Bless your heart – hopefully next year you’ll be able to enjoy decorating again! πŸ™‚ I try so hard to get Thelma Lou in my videos, but she’s just not as keen to be in the frame as Peggy. πŸ™‚


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