Christmas Tree Ornaments

  Hope your Thanksgiving was full of wonderful time with family and friends.

I have started my Christmas decor and wanted to show you some of my ornaments on my tree for this year.

My tree each year has many angel ornaments that I have collected or were gifted over the years.  Of course front and center is my beautiful angel Hope.  She is dressed in a vintage Christening gown and wears her pretty jeweled crown.

Hope wears my grandmothers angel brooch.  My sweet grandmother lived to be 2 months short of her 100 birthday.  She always had a pretty pin on her sweaters and this angel was one of her favorites.  So happy to have it on my Hope angel.

My Hope sign added into the tree.

Hope looks so pretty at night with the tree all a glow.

Along with my angel ornaments I like to add nature to the tree too.

Pretty chandelier ornaments add some sweet bling to the tree.

This ornament was gifted to me on a package last year from a dear friend.

This is just a sampling of all my ornaments I add to my tree each year.  They all have such wonderful memories attached to them.

 Are you getting your Christmas decor going?  Enjoy this beautiful time of year.  May all your lights sparkle and glow when you plug them in!!!!!!  Happy Decorating.
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Hope your Turkey Day was wonderful.  We certainly have a lot to be thankful for in this family and it was nice to join hands and eat delicious  food around our family table.

Now it is onto the down hill slide into Christmas!

I wanted to show you this cute and  inexpensive advent calendar idea.

Target had these advent calendars with chocolates inside each little door for $2.50.

Target had all sorts of different designs.

My youngest daughter's boyfriend is a huge Star Wars fan so I got this one to make for him.

Abby my 6 year old granddaughter is into Trolls so this one was a cute choice for her.

Every year I make each of my two daughters, SIL and now grand girls an advent calendar that I give them at Thanksgiving.  It is just a fun little tradition we have.  So each year I try to make a craft out of the advent calendars I give them.

I also found this cute Hersey Kisses Calendar at Cracker Barrel.  My daughter loves Hersey's kisses so this one was a cute choice for her.  Love that she gets a little kiss of chocolate each day of advent.

I got these tiny clothes pins with gold and silver glitter on them in the dollar bins at Target.  Gotta love those dollar bins at Target!

I took Elmer's glue and put a strip of glue on each little advent door.

I then added a glitter clip to each of the windows of the advent calendar.  This way I can add something personal to each day and clip it on with the glitter clips.  Each day you get a chocolate inside the window with a little message or toy attached on the outside too.  Just makes these cute little chocolate advent calendars a little more personal and fun.

For my daughters and SIL I added a $1 lottery ticket on each of the windows.
My adult kids love the lottery ticket scratch offs along with a yummy chocolate each day.

I used these fun crackers that you pop open to reveal a small prize on Abby's Troll Advent.  She loves to pop these open to see what fun little prize she got for the day.

These Advent Calendars are just a fun little way to give a sweet treat to your loved ones each day until Christmas.

Now on to another fun item to show you.

I wanted to show you a cute little party favor I did for each of the girls coming to my girlfriend party next week.

I got these cute tote bags at TJ Maxx for 99 cents.  Just adorable and each girl will have a sweet tote to take home all the goodies from the party.  Oh la la just too fun and cute!

I just rolled them up and tied them off with some white ribbon.

Easy Peasy cute 99 cent favor to give each girlfriend at the party.
Some of the sweet tote bags they have out at HomeGoods and TJ Maxx this year are just adorable.  I like to use recycle bags when I go shopping so these are not only eco friendly but super cute.

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and now let the shopping, wrapping, baking begin!!!!
Have a great week as we head into the festive days ahead.

Wishing each of you a beautiful week preparing for the big day on Thursday.
May you enjoy all the blessing around your tables this Thanksgiving.