I’ll admit it: I’m one of those people who absolutely rejoices once the holiday season comes around. It was always a big deal around my house growing up, so decorating, listening to Christmas music, and cooking up a storm are the highlight of my year. Unfortunately, being married to a man who works retail puts a little damper on my celebration. His busiest time of the year often leaves me to all the Christmas plans on my own; however, I have made it a point to have a few holiday traditions that the two of us can share together.
I don’t mind putting up most of the decorations, but I always save the tree for Aaron and I to do together. The Christmas music blasts (while he makes fun of my knowing every word to every song) and we trim the tree together. We also exchange a Christmas ornaments and host an annual Christmas Eve dinner with friends. He might not quite revel in all things holiday like me, but I think he’s coming around…little by little. Besides, who can be grumpy with twinkling Christmas lights around the house? Not this girl.Another reason to keep me smiling? Cute holiday-themed everything. I may not be quite confident enough to rock a tacky Christmas sweater around the mall, but this adorable tshirt from Skip N’ Whistle makes the cut, especially when layered with my all-time favorite: chambray!
What are your favorite holiday traditions?
Tee: Reindeer Christmas Sweater c/o Skip N’ Whistle, Chambray: J.Crew Keeper Shirt, Pants: Joe’s Jeans Corduroy via Marshalls (similar), Necklace: local boutique find (similar)
I love that you took these pics with your tree – and the ornaments are super cute!
This tee is cute! My boyfriend and I always do the tree together too, it’s fun and a nice tradition for us.
Love that top!
So fun!! I’m really into Christmas too but I don’t always decorate. So much work for one person! But I do love the traditions, music, food, family-time, and excitement of the season
The tree looks so pretty and you look adorable in the reindeer tee! I’m glad you guys were able to decorate the tree together 🙂
The Tiny Heart
Your tree looks so pretty! I love traditions around the holidays–and coming up with new ones! 🙂
That t-shirt is sooo flippin’ cute! I think I need it.
I have the kitten version of this top- love it!
Love this on you Lauren!
You look so cute! Love that reindeer t-shirt!
That T-Shirt is Beautiful. I also love it layered on top of the Chambray. And gorgeous tree. I love the personalized ornaments. We did a couple of those this year, for the baby. =)
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I love your outfit! I also love Christmas lights. I love having the tree on while i lay on the couch and sip my coffee or just take a nap.
Love your festive outfit! I do most of the baking and decorating at home too. The rule is Jesse has to at least be in the living room when I decorate the tree haha.
My sister works retail so I know how busy it is. Hope you guys get some extra time this season. It sounds like y’all had fun with the decorating you were able to do together. We blare the Christmas music too….or at least I do. This is such a fun time of year!
everything about christmas makes me so so happy!! i love this tee and your tree!
You are so cute in that christmas sweater. I definitely decorate the tree on my own.. I’m really particular about where each ornament goes, haha! My hushand is in charge of getting the tree into the stand and putting on the lights. 🙂
I love holidays too. Everything about them. Even the crowds in the store don’t really get to me. Your tee is so pretty and your tree is lovely.
Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights
I am the exact same way! The day after Thanksgiving I go into Christmas mode 😀
we have our tree tradition too – it’s the celebrated birthday of my dog, since the day we adopted her is also the day we got our christmas tree 13 years ago, and we always listen to the charlie brown christmas special while we decorate it. traditions are what make the holidays special and meaningful, and i love them all.
We always decorate our tree together, too. It’s so nice to find ornaments that have meaning from past years and remember those memories while we hang them! I love that tee too – so adorable!
YAY for fun holiday shirts and decorating!!
There is everything about Christmas makes me so so pleasure!! i like this tee and your tree!
Cute holiday-themed everything. I may not be quite confident enough to rock a tacky Christmas sweater around the mall, but this adorable tshirt from Skip N’ Whistle makes the cut, especially when layered with my all-time favorite: chambray!