Wednesday, December 14

12 Things I (Hope) Love About Christmas

Hello friends!  Hope here!  It's been a while since I've blogged, but I'm back and here with a list of 12 Things I Love About Christmas! 
(in a kind of random order)
1.  I like to make the cookies for Santa.
2.  I like making Christmas cards for all of my friends.  I make each one special.
3.  Waking up on Christmas morning and feeling the excitement rush through my body!
4.  Decorating the Christmas tree.
5.  I like my advent calendar and the fun prizes and activities.
6.  Finding the elves on Christmas morning after Santa hid them.
7.  I like doing Christmas pictures.  (it's more fun this year with a little sister!)
8.  Watching Christmas movies!
9.  Reciting the Christmas story on Christmas eve at church.
10.  Making the reindeer food and putting it out for them.
11.  Giving the gifts that I have picked out or made for each person I love.
12.  Handing out Christmas cards.
What are your favorite things about Christmas?  I have lots more! 
Thanks for reading!  See you next time. --Hope
P.S.  Can you tell my sister was crying in that picture above?  She doesn't love Christmas pictures.

43 comments:

  1. Awe your list is perfect! I love it! I love giving at Christmas, I love to see others smile! I love when you can tell people have holiday cheer! Your pictures are too adorable!

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  2. I love watching the movie The Snowman. I have tried to watch every Christmas since it was first released (which was when I was a little girl). It always truly feels like Christmas when I watch it ...

    Kelly @ 
    Elegantly Academic

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  3. great list and even greater photos :)

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  4. Such a wonderful (and adorable!) list! <3 I love the photographs of your two beautiful girls too!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

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  5. Your list ist just perfect.

    p.s.-Lovely photos, cute girls. :)

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  6. What a great list! And I love those pictures. You make a great big sister.

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  7. Gorgeous pictures! And it's nce to know that your favourite things about Christmas are more to do with giving gifts than receiving them - good girl!

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  8. In Holland, we have Sinterklaas (Saint Nicolaus) on the 5th of december. That is when we make stuff and give presents.
    At christmas, we mainly come together with family, eat (a lot) and think back over the year. So a lot of things out of your list are not common here, and reading them makes me want to do them to! Maybe this year I'll give some homemade gifts and start a tradition!

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  9. such happy christmas things! beautiful beautiful christmas girls too!
    xoxo

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  10. your girls are amazingly gorgeous!! hope you all have a wonderful christmas! :)

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  11. Hope, your posts are always so brilliant! One of my favorite parts of Christmas is holiday baking. :) I love the photos of you and your sister...so cute! Happy holidays~

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  12. Aww I love your list! So sweet! Your sister looks pretty happy in the photo to me!! lol =P

    http://julies-thisandthat.blogspot.com/

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  13. Hello Katie, I discovered your blog last month and I like it very much... so fresh, so inspiring... your style is amazing! (and sorry for my bad english, I'm french)
    Have a nice day and merry christmas to uou and your family! :)

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  14. Great list, Hope! I love making the cookies for Santa, too. We used to feed the reindeer by putting carrots in our sneakers. :) Merry Christmas!!

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  15. you and your little sister are beautiful!!!! and what's even better than being pretty on the outside?? being pretty on the inside!! and you are both, merry christmas !!!

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  16. I love decorating the tree and putting lights up everywhere in the house! And baking cookies :)

    Your Christmas dress is perfect by the way!

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  17. sweet happy christmas list. i always like to see photos of your darling daughters! they are precious.

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  18. That is a great list of favorite things! I love the red and green dresses! I wonder if my boys would let me dress them up for a day? ;)

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  19. this is the best christmas list, with the cutest pictures to match!

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  20. What a lovely list Hope! I like those things too :) I love spending time with my family and friends, and cooking lots of lovely food for us all to enjoy x

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  21. LOVE this post, Hope! I'm enjoying reading all the fun Christmasy things around the blogging world and your is my favorite so far :)

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  22. I love how food is left out for the reindeer too!! That's very nice of you to include them. Such beautiful Christmas pictures! I'm sure your sister will learn to love Christmas as much as you do ;)

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  23. Hope,
    You and your sister are adorable. That's an awesome list. I love all of those things too! My sister and I are planning on taking some pretty fun Christmas pictures with our kitties pretty soon!

    P.S. I love your dress and bow! Very cute, little miss.

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  24. Awesome post, Hope! YAY for leaving Santa cookie's and his reindeer some food. I'm sure they're hungry after their journey. :) I love reindeer!!!

    I also love Christmas morning... I have a hard time sleeping the night before. The excitement I feel is so fun, though! Oh and I love Christmas picture taking as well!!!

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  25. You and your sister are so cute. ; )) Nice Christmas list and beautiful pictures!

    PS Little Poesy looks like yours dad ;D
    Kisses from Poland

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  26. Those pictures are the cutest! What great memories.

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  27. Aww,cute pictures and a great list! I hope your family has a wonderful Christmas! :)

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  28. hope! your'e so cute! we all love the same things as you do... the excitement doesnt fade with age :) the picture of you and your sister is so presh!

    <3 steffy
    http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  29. These photos are the cutest! They are mini version of you and you hubby!
    -andrea lynne rose
    http://madmus.blogspot.com/2011/12/15-days-of-scarves-day-3-vintage-golden.html#comment-form

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  30. those photos of the kids came out beautifully!

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  31. the girls are so darling and this list is so sweet!

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  32. Great list. Your girls are so adorable. I just had a girl myself. I love the way your girls dress. Hope seems like such a fun little spirit.

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  33. what a great list! my favorite thing about Christmas is making fudge - it's a super-secret family recipe. My mom, sister & I all know it by heart! I also love to watch the movie White Christmas.

    You & your sister look full of Christmas spirit! Happy Holidays! :)

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  34. I'm glad to see you back, Hope! I've missed you. :) You look so pretty in your Christmas dress (so does Poesy!)!

    Some of my favorite Christmas things: curled up on the couch in the dark with just the Christmas tree lights and a candle or two; Christmas cookies!; church on Christmas Eve; getting out all my ornaments and decorating the - every ornament has a story; getting cards in the mail; opening stockings.

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  35. These photos melted my heart a few nights ago when Katie showed them to me. I had to come and comment. Such a great blog post Hope! I can't wait to see you all in a month!!!

    Also, Poesy is to die for! It's always nice to find such insightful postings from the next generation. It gives me hope for our little ones :)

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  36. Merry Christmas, Hope! I loved reading your list :)

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  37. Wait is that teddy ruxpin OMG I had one !!!!!! Saw it peaking under the tree. Classic !!!!!

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