Hi, my name is Abby and I am a Christmas super fan. If I had the opportunity to come back in my next life as an elf at the North Pole – I would. This is the best example of what I look and act like while preparing our house for the holiday season…
This time of year is pure magic for my boys and I cannot help but see it all through their eyes. The houses that glow at night, lining the streets in a parade of pure magic. The smell of Christmas cookies cooling just waiting to be covered in frosting and sprinkles galore. The restlessness on Christmas Eve, when our entire house tosses and turns in anticipation to get the green light from Dad with the video camera to come running down the stairs.
And the shrieks of pure surprise that come from my boys mouths while mom and dad rub our eyes and cover our yawns because we got only 2 hours of sleep after hosting our late night Christmas Eve bash. The tea-pot whistles as we tell the boys to let us get our caffeine poured and to sit anxiously with their stockings. 3…2…1….. Let the chaos begin!
Each year it amazes me how those little hands can tear through dozens of presents that took those sweet little elfs months and months to build, and even longer to wrap in just half an hour. 30 minutes of pure unfiltered happiness that results in days and days of not being able to wipe the “Santa came” smirk off of their sweet little faces.
When it comes to The Thome Home’s holiday décor, I try my best to collect different pieces each year so that the next we have a few more pieces to sprinkle throughout our rooms. I have to hold myself back through November to not jump ahead and decorate too soon, but this year, I just could not help myself. Our decorations were up the week before Thanksgiving and I have enjoyed having our home for the holidays a bit earlier this year.
Wayfair has always been my one stop shop for home décor, and their current line of holiday pieces did not disappoint! We found the most gorgeous “PEACE” sign to set above our fireplace this year and it is even better in person!
It comes in 5 different sizes, we chose the 24H x 36W and it fills our fireplace mantel perfectly!
On a chilly winter night while the fireplace is roaring, this PEACE sign balances this space perfectly!
I think this wall art will be one on constant rotation each holiday season, one that our kids will remember and we look forward to bringing out each and every year!