Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Wish Countdown #16

                                                             Just one wish a day...

Image Source: Salvatore Vuono 
  Portfolio is:
#25 to Mend All Broken Hearts
#24 for all to have A Proper Nest
#23 to Give Selflessly
#22 to Remember to Look Up
#21 Delight in the Sweetness of Christmas
#20 Reflect on Favorite Years' Past
#19 to Play for Him pa rum pum pum pum
#18 to Begin or Uphold Family Traditions
#17 May you be inspired to Sing With the Angels

                                                     My wish for you today is that you may

                                                 Deck the Halls and Find Christmas Cheer

It's a LOT of work.  It takes time.  The boxes have to come out of storage.  For a day or two, there might be a terrible mess.  The decorations all have to be put in JUST the perfect spot.  The tree stand has to be found, then the tree has to go up....and straightened....maybe two or three times.  Water with sugar goes in the stand.  The skirt covers that.  The train that whistles and blows REAL smoke has to be put together and placed under the tree. 

The lights need to be strung.  Don't forget the mantel.  Hang the stockings while in the background,  Christmas music is playing. (go ahead...sing with the angels!)

                                     Don't forget to set up the village with all the snow....

       and the Snow Babie's Skating Rink....
         (they are in constant motion!)

                            The Santa Bear Collection....

Unpack the special Christmas dishes....the festive towels for the kitchen and bath...ALL of this is time consuming and even a little overwhelming.   It's ALL part of it.  It is what makes Christmas.  Without all the decor, the just doesn't feel quite like it's supposed to.

Over the years, it has been really nice to have the help and assistance of elves.  Yes....elves.  Amazing, and adorable.  Simply the best help EVER!

                                                  Ofcourse, I am this family's favorite elf!

  May your home be festive.  May the elves help you with the carrying and the unpacking.  May the decorating bring only JOY and CHEER.  May you dim all the other lights except the tree and the lighted decrations, so that at the end of the day, you can just marvel at the Christmas magic that you all just made together... You and your elves. 

If you haven't yet's time.  May you deck the halls and find Christmas Cheer. 

                                                             and sleep well thereafter...


  1. Our house is FULL of Christmas cheer!
    Dachshund Nola

  2. What a great helper you have!!

  3. Beautiful pictures, especially the last one. :)

  4. Hey Scrappy!

    Hope you're having a nice weekend.
    That is a really sweet sleigh you have there!

    kim and kip

  5. Yes, I need to break out the boxes and cheer up the house - thanks, Scrappy - your home is so festive!

  6. I love this. And I LOVE your little Christmas sleigh! I am trying, in all the business of the season to take some time to enjoy it all. Looks like you are, too!

  7. Wow, very sweet post! Love the skating rink and all of the other decorations. They definitely make the season bright and festive. Gotta have holiday lights.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  8. Love you in the sleigh Scrappy. We are definitely decking the halls and having some cheer here!

  9. Ahhh! That pic of you in the sleigh is adorableeee!! :)

    Woofs & hugs! <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  10. love the decorations...
    happy holidays

    adri and mickey.

  11. Fun! I love Christmas decorations.

  12. Hi widdle Santa Paws!

    It's nice of you to share your wishlist with everyone.

    Happy holidays and keep those adorable pictures coming.

    Huggies and Cheese,