We are one day closer to Christmas! Today's ornament spotlight showcases an adorable little Santa that brings me joy every time I glance his way. He is located front and center on my tree as he encompasses the peaceful, cozy vibe I would like my tree emanate. Is it just me, or does it appear that his cute little beard it flowing in the wind? And those wooden legs. Doesn't get much cuter than that. But its his sweater and hollyberries on his hat that takes him to the next level of cuteness. #adorbs What about you? What ornament is front and center on your tree?
Today's ornament spotlight is a hoot (pun intended)! I have so many ornaments that I will not get a chance to showcase, so when I decided it was time to spotlight one of the most popular animals displayed on just about anything and everything these days, I could not choose just one! What is it about owls that make them so wildly popular? Is it because they are wise? Is it because they are beautiful creatures? My first exposure to owls was while watching Winnie the Pooh. If I recall correctly, his name was just Owl. He didn't need a catchy name like Tigger or Winnie because everyone loved him anyway for his wisdom. Does anyone else find it a little freaky that they can turn their heads around a full 360 degrees? Its freaky, but I wish I could do it. Which is your favorite from my owl collection? I have a sweet affection for the furry gray one. But they all hold a special place in my heart.
It's ornament spotlight day thirteen! Today I chose to showcase an adorable snow bunny that I picked up a few years ago. Like the snowflake I chose for spotlight day 12, this little guy brightens up my tree with not only sparkly glitter, but also a charming face and chubby tail! I still can't figure out if it is a boy or girl though. Handsome or Pretty? I can't tell. Either way, he/she adds a little something special to my tree. What do you think? Team staches or team lashes?
Greetings! Today's ornament spotlight showcases a beautiful, glittery snowflake I picked up from Kohl's a few years ago. This ornament is a bit fancier than my cozy woodland creature collection or my cute Santa collection, but I think it brightens things up on my tree. It truly is a beautiful ornament when the tree lights hit it at certain angles, making the glitter pop like a real snowflake. Speaking of snowflakes, have you ever heard that no two snowflakes are alike? That is so amazing to me. Think about the billions of snowflakes that fall each year. Also, a two dimensional snowflake has natural symmetry. I appreciate this fun fact as I am a former Geometry teacher. I know, I'm a nerd! But when I look at this snowflake ornament, I desperately want a white Christmas. We do not get those often here in Tennessee. Most of our big snows come after the new year. What about you? Do you like the snow, or could you do without it? #letitsnow
Greetings Santa fans! It's that time of year all the small towns across America are holding their Christmas tree lighting ceremonies. My small town's tree lighting event is this evening. I will try and post pics tomorrow!
Yesterday's ornament spotlight, I took it back to the woodland creature collection. Today, I'm taking it back to my cute Santa collection. This little guy brings rustic charm to my tree. His body is made of pine cone while his arms, legs, hat, and fluffy beard is made of sparkling felt. He comes bearing an adorable pint sized wreath dusted with snow. I think he looks ready for Christmas. What do you think?
Greetings fellow ornament lovers! Today's spotlight ornament is very near and dear to my heart. As you can see, the ornament is a pickle. Yes, a pickle! Some of you may have already heard about this old tradition, but for those of you who have not, well, the lid explains it all! The Christmas Pickle makes its appearance every year on Christmas Eve. It is hidden somewhere deep within the tree, and the child who finds it receives a special gift on Christmas morning. My daughter loves this tradition. Her elf, Gumdrop Lollipop, brought it as a present a few years ago, and it has been an annual tradition ever since.
The lid says this is an old German tradition. You can find all kinds of fun legends and myths about how this tradition began on the internet. I'm not sure if anyone really knows how the Christmas Pickle came about, but I say pick the story that speaks to you the most to pass down to your children or grandchildren. I discovered the Christmas Pickle when I was a little girl touring the Belle Meade Mansion during their annual Century of Christmas. That tour must have made a huge impression on me as a young girl, because I still remember how beautifully decorated the plantation was. But what really stuck was the finale, getting to see what a real Victorian Christmas tree would have looked like. It was gorgeous, and unlike the Christmas trees I was accustomed to. I specifically remember seeing an orange and a pickle on the tree. I was so curious. Why on earth would someone put an orange or pickle on a Christmas tree??? Turns out the pickle was an age old tradition, and the orange was a sweet treat during a time of year when fruit was scarce. Gifts sure have changed through the generations!
I found my pickle at Dillard's a few years ago, so I do not know if you can still find them there. However, you may have luck with Amazon or Etsy. What do you think of the Christmas Pickle tradition?
Greetings! If you read yesterday's blog, you know that I love my Christmas tree ornaments. Specifically little Santa's and woodland creatures. Yesterday, I posted a little Santa ornament that warms my soul with nostalgic vibes. It reminds me of an ornament that would have adorned my tree as a child. If you haven't seen it, check out my post from yesterday.
Today I decided to showcase one of my favorite woodland creatures, a hedgehog! He may be small, but he makes a mighty impact on my tree. Just as cute as a real life hedgehog (Have you ever seen a picture of one? They are the cutest. Look it up on Pinterest!), this little dude is handsome as can be. For the life of me I can't remember where I picked him up, but chances are I got him at Hobby Lobby or Cracker Barrel. I love their ornaments! Let me know what you think! Do you have any woodland creatures on your tree??? Thanks for reading!
Happy Holidays from Bee Visual Events. I love this time of year, but the holiday season never seems official until I have put my Christmas tree up adorned with all of the ornaments that I have carefully collected over the years. I typically put my tree up the day before Thanksgiving. I know some people who refuse to assemble their trees until the first day of December, and others who simply cannot wait until Halloween is over so that they can get their household into the spirit. I personally say no rules and no judgments when it comes to decorating for any holiday. If it brings you joy, put the tree up whenever you feel ready!
One reason why I love my tree so much, is because I have hand selected each ornament. I really enjoy seeing pictures people post of their trees every year because it is a little peak inside that person's soul. No two trees are ever the same! I have friends whose tradition is to go find a real tree every year. I, on the other hand, am a pre-lit fake tree kind of gal. As far as ornaments go, I love woodland creatures. I can't get enough of them on my tree. I also love cute Santa's.
Since I love seeing everyone else's trees, I have decided to showcase some of my favorite ornaments to honor the 25 days leading up to Christmas. The ornament I have chosen to showcase for December 1st is a very nostalgic Santa holding a little Christmas tree dusted with a bit of glitter. He is nothing fancy, but it reminds me of an ornament that would catch my eye as a child. I honestly cannot remember where I picked him up, but he brings me joy when I look at him. What are some of your favorite ornaments? When do you put up your tree? Do you prefer a real tree or fake? I would love to read your comments! Thanks for Reading!