I don’t fight the crowds shopping on Black Friday. No matter how great the bargain, it is not worth the crowds to me. I do something much more fun…I decorate for Christmas! I start with the porch and put out the red and white plaid and bring the sled and skates out.
I love these little black skates I found several years ago at a thrift store. I brought them home, put a ribbon through them and they are a tradition on my porch in the winter. For Christmas I use red and white plaid, and for the winter I go with a burgundy ribbon.
This picture was used at my old blog that I had several years ago. One of the porch companies ask to use it, and I gave them permission. Then one evening I am looking through Pinterest when I see this picture. I think to myself, “Wow, that looks like my skates…and they even used the plaid ribbon I use. Look at that, the house color is just the same as my house color…OH MY GOSH, it is my picture!!” Someone had pinned it from the porch site and there it was! I laughed and was pleased so many people liked the pin. Sigh…I just wished it had my new blog linked to it.
No matter what we are decorating or doing for the holiday, let us remember the reason we do this. It is because Joy came to us int he form of a sweet, pure baby. Immanuel, God With Us, the reason we celebrate, decorate, cook and share gifts with each other. May your home be blessed this season with not only beauty, but Joy!
Welcoming friends from the Christmas Home Tour at Inspired Room!