dil·i·gence:careful and persistent work or effort

Proverbs 13: 4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Monday, December 16, 2013

An uncomplified Christmas

It was The Nester who originally came up with the term uncomplified, and it is exactly what I've striven for this Christmas season.
Sometimes it seems things are unnecessarily complicated.  Uncomplifying things makes so much more sense.

One of our favorite traditions is to cut down our own tree.  We went to Garver Farm in Mt. Airy this year and found the most perfect Fraser Fir.  Blakey was lucky enough to join us.

I had planned to put out only the Christmas decorations that I absolutely love this year, and Colin even surprised me by requesting that we put only our favorite ornaments on the tree.  It may be more bare than some would like, but - really - what does that matter?
I pulled out the P-E-A-C-E banner from Sharon at Elizabeth & Co. again this year for the mantle.  Sharon was kind enough to make this for me last Christmastime, and I treasure it.
And, this cute little red deer is the inside (cut-out part) from a free printable cut out that Amanda at Our Humbe Abode had up on her blog several weeks ago.  My sister had printed and cut it out and had it on display at her house one day when I was over to visit.  I immediately fell in love with it and told her how cute it was.  So, she fished the cut out part from the trashcan, and all of the sudden we both had new Christmas art!
Here are a few more shots that I took from around the house this weekend after I had cleaned in preparation for a family get-together yesterday.
I hope this Christmas season you, too, will take the path of least complification.  Simple is beautiful, and it leaves a lot more room for things like love.  And family.  And friends.  And all those things that really matter.

Merry Christmas, friends.  And, if you're local- stop by, would you?  The door is always open.  And, I really mean it.

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