Grandma’s Delight is my theme this Christmas season!
I was a little short on inspiration this year. Usually, I am so full of ideas. Not this year. But you never know where inspiration may from come!!
When the bins were brought down from the atttic, I must confess. I was not sure how I would use those decorations to create a Christmas Home for us! Can we agree it has been a tough year for many of us. Christmas is the season of hope and joy. It is the celebration of the world being changed with the birth of Christ.
What happened for me was a surprise and a delight!
The bins were stacked up in the middle room. A few had been opened.
I had been slowly going through the bins to decide what to use. Or not! I do love Christmas time, the carols and celebrations. I love the decorations and gathering of friends and family.
I just wasn’t very excited about decorating this year.
All of our grandkids were at the house that afternoon for dinner and to help decorate. I just didn’t know they would be ‘decorating’ my heart! I started looking through the bins and pulling out decorations, bottle trees, mini trees and ornamentswith their help.
When I saw the joy of my grandkids with the tree decorations in their hands asking, “Can we, can we decorate the tree Grandma?” Well, you know what I said! Of course!!
You never know where you will find your inspiration!
I knew what to call this year’s Christmas season decorations….Grandma’s Delight!
They looked through the bins and picked out what to hang and how to hang it. They did not want ribbon. They wanted the shiny string beads!
Red was the main color! All the woodland animals were hung. Each one took part in the decorating.
The little ones decorated the mini tree, then they all worked on the large tree.
One thing I noticed; they weren’t missing or expecting more. They were enjoying the moment. They loved decorating the tree!
I decorated the dining room earlier but wanted to do something with the chandelier. As we say around the table to eat, I knew nothing more was needed. All of us aroung the table together made the room complete.
Suddenly, when I was seeing their smiling faces that Saturday afternoon as they looked through the decorations, I was enjoying their delight in the fun of going through the ornaments, decorating the tree and the bottle trees they took out of the bins. It was refreshing. I wasn’t so tired any more.
Smiles and love and happy hearts are good medicine for the heart!
Not sure how their mom felt about them walking out to the car with their bottle trees and the boxes of mini ornaments! I am sure about their joy!
Best of all, my own decorating expectations were realized! My grandchildren were showing me the joy of Christmas!
Our tree is just perfect!
At the end of the day when the house was quiet, we just sat by the fire and enjoyed the Grandma’s Delight tree!
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