Christmas Countdown #16 = Holiday “Stuff”

Today we unpacked the “guys” that sit on the family room sofa at Christmas time.  Yes, our family room becomes a virtual Toyland for the holidays.  Not in a fabulous decorator-style way, either.  Just in a homey, things-that-we-are-nostalgic-about way. It’s not fancy, but it suits me just fine.

First and foremost is the Santa Head pillow.  I received this as a gift from one of my second grade students the year we got married, so I have had this since Christmas of 1992.  Thank you, Cale (and Cale’s mom!).

Next is our gingerbread man from Grammelie Groo (That’s David’s mom; Quinland named her that when she was little).

They sit together over on the right side of the sofa.

This little elf was given to me by Fred, my friend and former teaching partner.

Auntie Heidi gave us our other gingerbread man!

Zumu gave Quinland this little guy last Christmas:

The three of them hang out on the left side of the sofa.  (Is this the most boring commentary ever, or what?!  All I can say is, I am documenting our Christmas traditions for posterity.)

Last, but not least, here’s a shot of the very first thing Quinland put up this year:

This Santa’s hands are weighted and he can hang from any flat surface.  He has traveled around over the years and currently hangs beside our nook desk.

So that’s the tour of our stuffed Christmas guys!  Do you have any items you put out every year for nostalgia’s sake?

Daily Check-In:

  • I’m grateful! for the weekend.  Even Monday seemed like it should have been Friday this week.
  • I’m lighter! I cleaned up the main floor with David, hung another under-cabinet light, and did a bit more decorating. I still have a lot of chores to get done over the weekend.

I would love to hear your thoughts!

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