The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! // Personal

It's Christmas season, y'all! Much like each one of you (probably), I LOVE Christmas. It is far and away one of my favorite days of the year, with only Valentine's Day (also my birthday) as a close competitor. This may seem ridiculous, but one reason I love Christmas is that I feel like I can actually decorate my house appropriately! Sure, I put out some kind of fall centerpiece this year, but other than that and a festive tablecloth my house looked pretty much the same.

But not during December. I decorate the whole house, and try to make sure each room that I'm able to put stuff in looks just as cheery as I feel. Of course I always start with a real Christmas tree and go from there. Each time I try to do something a little different that I'm excited about - this year I love what I was able to do with the landing! I visited Ikea for the first time this year and picked out this cool vase thing that fit perfectly in the space I had, which can be a little awkward. So I decorated around it this year, and I love what it ended up looking like.

I hope you love your house this season, and if not, go drive around and look at lights that somebody else put up! Trust me, it'll put you in a great mood :) Oh and thank you to our awesome neighbor who gave us all of the snowmen you're about to see plus some other Christmas decorations. We have put them to good use!

 

 LOVE this nativity scene. Half off at Hallmark, too!

LOVE this nativity scene. Half off at Hallmark, too!

 Hallmark nativity scene
 Hallmark nativity scene
 Hallmark nativity scene
 joy at christmas
 Christmas ornament tree
 Orange Christmas light
 Christmas gifts in snowflake wrapping paper
 Not my stocking hanger. Don't judge. I couldn't find mine this year :(

Not my stocking hanger. Don't judge. I couldn't find mine this year :(

 Snowman with skiis
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 Christmas tree in living room
 Snowman Christmas decoration
 Snowman Christmas decoration
 Pine cone Christmas decoration
 Here's what the landing looks like! Ok let me share one artsy picture of that cool Ikea vase :)

Here's what the landing looks like! Ok let me share one artsy picture of that cool Ikea vase :)

 Ikea vase with branches
 Yep, a snowman is even in the bathroom

Yep, a snowman is even in the bathroom

 Real Christmas tree in the living room
 Wood & cranberry Christmas tree star

Maria Grace Photography

My name is Maria, and I am a wedding and family photographer based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, but I am always excited about traveling. I love families who truly enjoy spending time with each other and living life together. I love couples that are looking forward to their wedding day because they are so excited to finally be married to.