In that spirit I have decided to simplify my Christmas-ing. I usually do a pretty big house decorating job...three trees, lights and Christmas items everywhere. I love how my house looks at Christmas but it is a lot of work and takes me several days to complete. This year I decided to really cut back to something more manageable. I have given our big 9 1/2 foot tree to my daughter (passing the torch...errrr...tree!) which was a bear to put up. It's a gorgeous tree when fully decorated but I think it's better in her house where she, her hubby and her two little kiddos can enjoy it. I put up a small tree in my living room and one in my dining room...and a few lights around and my house is done.
Although I gave my daughter many of my ornaments I did keep some of my favorites...like this little frame...which has a picture of my two children dancing at her wedding.
And this cute sock monkey because he's just cute and makes me smile...
And this cute little car which I gave to my son a few years back to commemorate all the years of getting live trees when he used to be the champ at picking the best tree out!