Decking the Schneider halls!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

I'm linking up with Andrea for a Christmas decoration Show and Tell and with Alisha, Jess, and Amy for Bits of Cheer! I love Christmas sharing!

This year my most favorite addition to our house for Christmas was Elena's stocking. I actually ordered it months ago and have had it out to admire it for weeks.  When we finally hung all four stockings up I was doing a happy dance! I love a FULL mantle of stockings!!
My kids favorite part of the house is definitely the train around the Christmas tree.  We got this for Ty for his first Christmas because I knew he'd love it. Now it's all he and Elena do when we are home!
This is our tree. I love how most of my red balls are beginning to be replaced by ornaments given to or made by Ty and Elena. 
These are all things given to us by our parents. I love the glass nativity scene. Justin mom gave it to me on our first Christmas.  

My mom gave us this cute tic-tac-toe game with Santa pieces and snowman pieces.  

The Frosty ceramic was painted by my mom before I can remember. Every time I pull it out I remember my childhood Christmases.
The outside of our house was a big deal for Justin this year. He wants to make it the brightest house on the block for the kids.  We added a few things that I mentioned here
Also mentioned in this post was the story behind our little Christmas village.
Besides the ledge that we have the Christmas village on, we had another ledge that I wanted to use. My mom gave us these small Christmas trees and I knew they were perfect for the last empty ledge. This small forest makes it feel like Narnia in our house! 
This is my manger scene. My mom gave it to me when I moved out. I love putting it up every year.  He is the reason for the season, after all!
Here are some other small things that bring the Christmas cheer into our home.
We got this ornament the night we got engaged at the Biltmore Estate.
I love having all the Christmas decorations out every year. It's always been my favorite time. I think I was born half human half elf.  Now, though, my favorite part is how excited and happy it makes my kids to see all the decorations in the house each day. And how their eyes light up every time they see Christmas lights. CHRISTMAS CHEER!!!
Also linked up here and here.


  1. Your decorations are so fabulous, lady! The glass nativity is so beautiful!

  2. I love how the holiday things really collect and grow over the years. That little train around your tree is adorable-where did you find it!?

    1. At Michael's Arts and Crafts! I couldn't believe it. They have a little bit of everything there!

  3. That manger scene is so beautiful! Very pretty decorations all around :)

  4. Beautiful decorations!! I love everything but the Santa and Elf going up the steps are so cute!!

  5. Everything looks fantastic. I love your village (my parents have the New England village and it was always my favorite to put out each year). That card holder with the angel is also so pretty and a fun way to display them!

  6. This all looks perfect and I LOVE the train around the tree! :)

  7. I love seeing all the Christmas decor!! The Santa and Elf on the stairs are too cute!! I love that you bought an ornament the night you got engaged... how special is that?! Love!

  8. Your tree is stunning! I love your Christmas village!

  9. Your house looks amazing!! We had a Christmas village growing up and it brings back so many great memories :)

  10. Everything is beautiful! I especially love the trees on your ledge, I might have to copy that as we have the same ledge above our entryway closet. :)

  11. Everything is so pretty! I have a Santa and a Snowman tic tac toe game, too. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  12. So many beautiful touches. I really love that Biltmore ornament - I've been there as a kid. I'd love to go back now. I need a train for our tree! I've always wanted one, and Aria would definitely love it.