Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Christmas Around Our House

Every year, I love sharing our Christmas Card on my blog.  By now, I think our mailed cards have reached family in Maine and San Diego, so it's fair game to share.  Here are links to past cards: living with our friends in our "frat house" in 2012, engaged in 2013, married in 2014, our first Charleston Christmas in 2015, and our card/moving announcement in 2016.  We kept it simple this year so that we'd have room to write messages to friends and family we haven't seen in a while and used one of the photos from our shoot with Ashleigh this fall.
Now for our home: like last year, we went all out for our exterior.  Ever since we lived in Connecticut and inherited decorations from our roommate's family, it's been our favorite part of decorating.  The best change for this year that Mike came up with and i executed is our golf hole for the moose.  Even our golf cart got in the festive spirit.
Not going to lie, the one thing that suffered with all the time spent exterior decorating was our tree.  We got one in November (nice and early!) and immediately put lights on it... aaaand that's it.  To be 100% honest, I absolutely love the way Christmas trees look with just lights, so it doesn't bother me one bit!   Mike even rigged it up so we can ask Alexa to turn the tree on and off.  I'm also in love with our wrapping paper from Minted this year - here's the link.  How cute are these Charleston doors?!
What do you spend more time decorating: the inside or outside of your home?

14 comments:

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

lol the kitties. i love it. and R2 and BB8! i die for them. your place looks great! and love the cards. i'm a fan of simple and this one is cute

xoxo cheshire kat

Tanya said...

I love the Star Wars inflatables! Have a wonderful week-before-Christmas!

Kristin said...

Because we've always lived in places with lots of snow, rain, or wind in December, we've never really decorated outside. Just wreaths on doors. I love your Star Wars decor!

Our tree has only personalized ornaments on it so I don't have a theme or anything. Each one has a purpose/meaning. But I agree that the lights are the most important part anyway!

Carly Blogs Here said...

I love the card design you guys chose- I've never seen one like that! Love all of your outdoor decorations too- the lights around all of the windows are so pretty!

BLovedBoston said...

Your card is so unique!! The kitties seem to really be embracing the decor! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Rebecca Jo said...

All so fun & festive.
We've never been,outside light people.,being in the country, only deer would see it. Haha

Missy said...

I love your card, so cute with the state cut out! I definitely decorate more inside than out. I live under a big tree that sheds everything right about now and ruins the fun!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card ! I'm loving your holiday spirit with all the lights, I need to do better at decorating our outdoors next year. You cats are gorgeous, I've wanted a cat for many years but my husband is so allergic. Have a Merry Christmas !

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

I spend more time decorating inside for sure, while I have a heart attack every year while H climbs on the roof to do the outside lights. LOVE your card, how fun that you incorporated the shape of your beautiful state <3

Green Fashionista

Julie said...

How cute! We have alexa rigged to, works the greatest with our outside lights because then we don't have to go outside in the cold to turn them off. I hope to up our outside game next season.

Laura Darling said...

That's so cool that you connected Alexa to your tree! Your house looks adorable!

Lauren said...

Sadly, we've only got the tree up this year, but hopefully there will be even more decorations next year! Your house looks great!

Jen said...

Your card turned out wonderful!! Merry Christmas!!

Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate said...

Your card is beautiful! I love that you left room for personal notes too! I can see why you guys won the neighborhood light contest!! I LOVE that you incorporated your passion of golf! It's perfect! xo - Brenda // ChattingOverChocolate.com

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