Friday, December 24, 2010

Our Christmas Mantle

I love my Christmas mantle. It is a Christmas tradition around my house. Growing up, Santa & these little elves & mice graced our fireplace mantle every year. My mom gets tickled at me because she never knew it was a tradition to me until the year she tried to change the mantle decorations. I. Threw. A. Fit. And I was about 16 or so. It wasn’t pretty (The fit that is.). Funny how many Christmas traditions grow out of something that you never intended become a tradition. She gave me the decorations so that I could use them in my house.

Here are a couple of closer looks.

Through the years the little mice & elves have gotten chipped and pieces have broken off, but I don’t care. I’ll use them until they are unfixable. Poor Santa bit the dust two years ago now. My husband tried to fix him, but so far he hasn’t had much luck. He was a cutie though. Here he is in a mantle picture from 2007.

Mantel 2007 santa

We have started creating our own Christmas traditions with our boys now. My favorite one is eating Christmas Eve dinner on china in our Christmas pajamas. So. Much. Fun.

What are some traditions you hold dear?



  1. Our traditions include putting the tree up usually the day after Thanksgiving, doing Christmas Eve dinner and gifts with my family, then seeing most, if not all, of Brandon's family on Christmas Day. His grandma always does a prime rib dinner at noon Christmas Day. It's one of my favorite meals!

  2. That is so wonderful, your mantle is gorgeous! I like that idea of fancy plates and pjs ;)