It's the official beginning to our Christmas celebration tonight! Charlie and I have always celebrated "our" Christmas together on the 23rd- that way we're able to make sure that we get some much needed "us" time amidst the various family celebrations. We cook dinner together, open gifts, watch Elf, and eat dessert. It's one of my favorite traditions.
One of the little things that I'm excited about this Christmas is that the railing is finally painted. Hence, the garland looks even better this year, with it's clean, crisp backdrop. I'm a garland girl. A tree is nice, but if forced to pick between the two, garland wins ever time.
The first time we ever set foot in our home, one of my first thoughts was, "This is a Christmas house." That sounds totally dorky, I know. But there were all of these prominent railings just screaming for lights and garland, and I could already envision a tree in the living room. I suppose I broke the golden rule of not imagining yourself and belongings in the house before it's a done deal.
But I did. And this year, the white railings and the garland and lights looks awesome, if I can say so. My "photographing things in low light" skills are not completely up to par, but you get the idea. It feels great to see a house project dream come to fruition two and a half years later.
Merry (almost!) Christmas!