Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Works For Me Wednesday: Quick Family Christmas Cheer


Does anyone else have goofy kids? I have goofy kids. This could not possibly come from their mother, since she's such a quiet and unassuming lady. I therefore hold that it comes from their father. (Right?)

In our house, a fun way to spread a quick bit of Christmas cheer is to keep a stash of Santa hats by the front door. Everyone loves to wear them, and you never know when grabbing the mail or answering the front door just might call for such an item. They're right there in plain sight, reminding us to have fun and be a bit silly. (Something no one remembers to be quite often enough anymore in this all-too-serious world of ours.)

I keep them in the Santa snacks bucket I got on after Christmas clearance about seven years ago:


Proof of Christmas cheer: (Or maybe it's gangsta cheer. Can I say "gangsta?" Is that allowed on a "mom" blog?)


And since you're all thinking, "Her house looks so nice and clean and tidy, which I can tell by the snapshot she took of this very small space," (because that's what I think when I look at the perfect pictures on other people's blogs), I want you to know I'm real:


And just to make sure we're clear on the, "I really don't have it all together, I just try to make it look like I do in photos" thing, my Christmas stuff isn't all the way up yet, and my boxes aren't back out in the garage yet:


And there's how you get a Quick bit of family Christmas cheer! It's what works for me. If you'd like to check out more great Works For Me Wednesday tips (even though I'm technically posting this Tuesday night so I can be all look-I'm-one-of-the-first-ones-ish) check out Shannon's blog at Rocks In My Dryer. (Does anyone else notice how I begin way too many sentences with the word "and." My Writing & Lit profs would have my head! But it IS my blog.)
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Lynn said...

This is a really great idea! I'll bet you could have fun surprising the mailman, UPS man, etc.

Krisi and Adam said...

We have a few hats I will have to put them by the door to remind us to put them on.

Wendy said...

I love your decorations! (Even with the boxes still out.) Nobody ever comes to our door, but my kids wear our Santa hats around the house whenever they happen to notice them.

Merry Christmas!

Sherry said...

That is a cute idea! :D

Merry CHRISTmas!
Sherry

Pam said...

I love it--a simple, fun way to get out of the doldrums.

Yunia said...

lol :) like the pic with they boys and their hats - your christmas tree loos beautiful in the pic

Raise Them Up said...

What fun! I saw hats and dear antlers at the Dollar Tree. How cool would it be to fill a great BIG basket for holiday gatherings!?

Frugal Finds said...

I have that same Santa Snacks bucket!! I use it to hold all the Christmas Cards I get!

Audra Krell said...

Your house looks really beautiful and it's not even done yet! I love your tree, your decorations will be fantastic this year! I have Santa hats laying around the house, but what a great idea to keep them by the front door!

Susie said...

I totally need to have Santa hats by my door. Maybe it will get me into the Christmas spirit?

Monkey's Momma said...

The boys posing "gangsta" is hilarious! My kid is strange too. I think they all are in their own way.

Diana said...

I think all your "And" starting sentences is what gave this blog such a fun (breathless) cadence thay I'm STILL giggling away!