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    I start putting up my decorations the day after...

    I start putting up my decorations the day after Thanksgiving and start taking them down the day after the epiphany (Jan. 6) Most of my friends wait til after Jan. 1 to take theirs down. I put out...
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    My favorite Christmas gifts were 5 Jim Shore...

    My favorite Christmas gifts were 5 Jim Shore Santa ornaments which reflect the ethnic background of our family: Scottish, Irish, English, German and Russian. Quite a mix! I will probably make a...
  3. I love sending cards. THey keep me in touch with...

    I love sending cards. THey keep me in touch with some of my friends and relatives whom, I'm sorry to say.I don't stay as close to during the rest of the year. I want folks to know they are in my...
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    This is my husband's favorite christmas movie. ...

    This is my husband's favorite christmas movie. We both were elementary school age in the early 50's and the clothes and the neighborhood in the movies could have been ours. We both really identify...
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    I've had theme trees for years. In recent years...

    I've had theme trees for years. In recent years I've stuck with these themes:
    Foyer tree--White snowflakes and icicles
    Guest bedroom--small tree with toy ornaments
    Man Cave tree--reflects my...
  6. We took our Australian Shepherd to a Sheep and...

    We took our Australian Shepherd to a Sheep and Fiber Fest last summer and of course I found a Christmas item which I bought. It is a Santa handmade a by a woman from the wool from her own sheep. ...
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    Actually for the first time in several years the...

    Actually for the first time in several years the whole family was able to gather at our house(even my 96 year-old mother-in-law)for our traditional Christmas. We had turkey, my husband's special...
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    I love and celebrate the changing seasons and I...

    I love and celebrate the changing seasons and I especially love autumn. It is spectacular here in West Virginia. I came across this quote years ago. I don't know the source but I love it:
    "Winter...
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    My trees are down but I'm still putting some...

    My trees are down but I'm still putting some Christmas items away. I put out my snowman collections all over the house after Christmaas. It keeps the house looking jolly through the dark days of...
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    I like all kinds of Christmas themes abd colors. ...

    I like all kinds of Christmas themes abd colors. I'm so indecisive so I use various themes and colors in different parts of my house. The foyer is a winter wonderland white. The dining room is more...
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    I remember when I was 10 years old or so and...

    I remember when I was 10 years old or so and didn't believe in Santa any longer my parents started taking me to midnight Mass. The church was candle lit and cozy and smelled like pine. I loved...
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    I have a brass chandelier with 5 short curved...

    I have a brass chandelier with 5 short curved arms and 5 long curved arms. I weave pine rope garland through the arms. Then I use either decorative hangers or thin ribbon to attach ornaments to the...
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    I also have to put away my usual decorations to...

    I also have to put away my usual decorations to make room for Christmas. The basic plan is always the same with some variey in the details. The foyer tree is white lights, white crochet snowflakes...
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    My husband gets everything down from the attic...

    My husband gets everything down from the attic for me the day after Thanksgiving then retreats to his den while I get to work. It takes about a week for me to do the whole house. He doesn't stay in...
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    It has been HOT all summer here, often in the...

    It has been HOT all summer here, often in the high 90's during the day. Sometimes it is hot and humid, sometimes hot and rainy. Sometimes it cools down in the evening and it is pleasant to sit...
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    My first name is Mary and I've shared my adult...

    My first name is Mary and I've shared my adult life with 4 wonderful canines. Three of them are "angels" now. I'm always happy when I remember the good times I had with them so my name is in their...
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    Since I use artificial trees, I buy pine and...

    Since I use artificial trees, I buy pine and balsam potpourri and put it in a small container near the base of the tree for that Christmas smell. It is hidden by the tree skirt. All of our trees...
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    I have a separate Christmas account that I put...

    I have a separate Christmas account that I put money into every month. During the year if I see the perfect gift for someone I buy it using the money from my Chrisstmas account. Since I started...
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    My favorite Christmas decoration is my collection of Santas. I start to smile when I unpack them and put them out and they make me smile everytime I look at them.
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    I like the way LED lights look but my old lights...

    I like the way LED lights look but my old lights are still usable so I'll stick with them til they wear out. I usually look through my collection of Christmas books for ideas. Sometime something...
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    Years ago when my husband and I began working...

    Years ago when my husband and I began working different shifts it became very difficult to find enough time to select a tree and decorate it together. Since I am the main "Christmas Elf" we decided...
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    Every summer we vacation at a beach town that has...

    Every summer we vacation at a beach town that has a HUGE Christmas store. I promise myself I won't go there but it just doesn't seem like a vacation if I don't. Sooo I do buy at least a few...
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    "Do You Hear What I Hear" and "Little Drummer...

    "Do You Hear What I Hear" and "Little Drummer Boy" get on my nerves when I hear them. Ironically "Little Drummer Boy" is my husband's favorite!
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    We have a large floor-to-ceiling window divided...

    We have a large floor-to-ceiling window divided into three vertical sections in our living room. I hang a pine rope garland along the top and sides hung with crystal icicles of various shapes and...
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    I seem to be the grand old lady at 61. I'm still...

    I seem to be the grand old lady at 61. I'm still a kid at Christmas!
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