A Warm Holiday Welcome…

Having a home that welcomes friends and family is all part of the magic; a place to create warm moments where hectic stops and peace begins ~ home
The spirit and cheer the season so naturally brings…at the end of the day; it is not about how much you have spent on decorations, but more about the warmth and joy you bring to the holidays…the scent of sugar cookies baking, the sound of children giggling as they play, the sight of hot chocolate mustaches, and wet mittens drying near the stove. Our kitchen is where most folks gather, our kitchen warms the home for the holidays; (both literally and figuratively) with baked goods and family dinners, it somehow always becomes a gathering place for great conversation and lingering.

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is the chance to have family and friends over for a relaxing Christmas Eve dinner. We have fun together…besides eating and watching football. We get out the cards or board games, play touch football, go sledding or tell stories. We even have sleigh rides (in a mini-van) after dinner. (If that’s seems odd, it is and not possible to explain really, you see Jenn was 11 and driving around the farm). We combine traditions. Celebrate our family’s history. Make those treasured recipes in memory of those who aren’t there— family members volunteer to bring their favorite dish for the meal. It makes everyone feel involved, and makes for less stress. Sights, sounds, and scents of Christmas stir memories of good times, great people and fond feelings, so surround yourself with things that make you feel good. Don’t have a big family, invite friends and co-workers who might be alone for the holidays and create your own Family Celebration. If we remember it’s all about love and laughter, and helping others, we’ll all get so much more from the holidays!
Welcome Home. Enjoy some Christmas lights from our home town. I hope you enjoy them.

A warm Holiday Welcome

white house, warm glow

all the warmth of the season

A beckoning welcome

snowman ...no snow

head down the side streets..off the beaten path

red house, drive by...on a busy street

the porch...


a friend's home...so cute, almost as cute as she is.

Welcoming entry...

a warm glow...

neighbors share the joy

Small town Doctor, friend to all.

Town Common

From my home to yours...

My Holiday wish for you; May this Christmas be so special that you never ever feel lonely and be surrounded by loved ones throughout. May the good times and treasures of the present become the golden memories of tomorrow. Wish you lots of love, joy and happiness. MERRY CHRISTMAS.

12 thoughts on “A Warm Holiday Welcome…

  1. Nicely written post with beautiful pictures. You describe what home & celebration is all about, very nicely in this post. And these pictures speaks a lot about the celebration that going to take place there.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to You too!


  2. Wonderful post, full of joy and loving. I am thrilled that you have so much family around you at christmas, you certainly deserve it. The lights are lovely. And thank you for your help and comment earlier today. Mama was up and eating this afternoon so maybe she is getting a little better.. c


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