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Our 1st Married Christmas

This Christmas season has been so special because it’s our first married Christmas. We are able to start our own traditions and borrow some of the ones we had growing up. This time of year has probably been one of my favorite parts of our first year of marriage. We haven’t had a shortage of celebrations-Christmas parties, weddings and quiet nights at home by the tree. We’ve had too many baked goods, lots of hot coco and Christmas shopping. I even got to carry on one of my favorite traditions of going to see the Nutcracker with my aunt. That ballet will never get old. And the kids at school make Christmas even more exciting, because we literally listen to Christmas music all day long while we do some sort of Christmas craft or Christmas themed lesson. Ps. Is it weird that I still haven’t gotten over Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You? 😉

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Christmas Gift Tags

Happy 1st day of my favorite month of the entire year! To say I love Christmastime would be an understatement. The BEST. The very BEST. I’ve been listening to Christmas music for a while and am already making a list of all the fun Christmas stuff I plan to do this year.

I’m sure I’m not alone in this, but I genuinely love wrapping Christmas presents. One of my favorite things about this season is going out in search of the perfect gifts for family and friends, and then wrapping them in some really creative or DIY-ish way. Let’s just say I spend a lot of time on Pinterest as I prepare for Christmas. Haha. :) Anyway, here’s one of the many Christmas crafts I enjoy doing and it makes gift wrapping a little more colorful. Plus, it’s super easy.

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