because we know at least one person {hey mom!}
who wants to see our christmas decorations.
here are some of our favorite things hanging around the house right now:

1. mistletoe ball in our entryway.
{not just pretty to look at, but we also enjoy the extra kisses.}

2. oval exterior wreath.
we're really hoping this survives the winter winds.
today has us a little bit worried because it has been very cold and very windy.
i can hear, and almost feel, the wind howling right now.

3. cozy stockings hung with care.
{note the nails used as stocking hangers. just 'cause we're very fancy.}

4. jingle bells on all our door knobs.
we've had these since our first christmas together,
and i love hearing the jingling all season long.

6. little red bird ornaments we bought last year post christmas season for 75% off!
{these are in fact hanging on our tree & not on the wall as pictured.}

these are some of the little details i love most at christmas time.
each and every one of them makes me happy.
and the entire house seems cheerier with christmas up.
{it's always hard for me to put everything away come january.}
but if you really want to see christmas done right, you've got to see my mom's house.
she does christmas better than anyone i know.
i think her name {carol} lends itself to this gift of christmas.
and we can't wait to be there this year.