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Christmas Card Stair Garland

Happy almost Christmas everyone!  Are you ready?  We are wrapping things up around here.  Literally.  :)  I was going to gear up to face the crowds today and hit the mall for a few last minute things, but my little buddy isn’t feeling well.  He is asleep across my lap sharing space with my laptop as I type this right now.  Poor little thing.  Thank goodness for Amazon!  Guess I’ll be doing my last minute Christmas shopping on-line.  I can live with that.  :)  Thought I’d share some pics of our staircase decked for the holidays!  But first our Christmas card…
Last year we went with more of a traditional posed picture.  (Sharing this because I don’t think I did last year.  We were moving and my blogging was sporadic to say the least!)
So this year we chose more of a candid shot.
Back of the card is a pic of my three babies.  Who aren’t looking so much like babies anymore!  I can’t look at this picture without smiling.  Couldn’t ask for anything more for Christmas this year.  (side note:  it cracks me up that there is “snow” falling and El is in a sleeveless dress.  It was SO hot the day we took these pictures!  I had a long sleeved shirt picked out for Kole and a jacket to go over El’s dress and I just couldn’t tell them to put them on.  We were all sweating!  This picture is San Diego snow for sure.)  :)
In our previous house I loved decking my staircase with garland and our past Christmas cards each December.
The old garland I had wasn’t big enough for these stairs, so I put it on the outside of my house and decided to give real garland a try on our new staircase.  Loved the look!  And the smell.  So beautiful.  I really love the simplicity of it.
Fun to have the past Christmas cards and Santa pics all together.  A little walk down memory lane!  Can’t wait to get more family pics hung on our walls next year.
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I mentioned the garland only lasted two weeks (despite my attempts to mist it!) so I had to replace it once.  Such a mess when it dries out and comes down.  I don’t know that I’ll use it again on my staircase, but I loved the look this year.
A few days ago Kole decided he wanted to decorate the stairs too.  I think the bows make a perfect addition, don’t you?  :)  My girls have also been decorating up a storm.  All sorts of snowflakes and garlands and ribbon are hanging in their rooms and around the house.   I’m so happy have some down time with them all home with me!
I’m planning to post again before Christmas, but just in case I get sidetracked (tends to happen quite frequently around here!) I want to wish you and your families all the happiest of holidays.  I can’t thank you all enough for your kindness and support.  Enjoy this time with your loved ones!  xo

xoxo, Erin
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20 thoughts on “Christmas Card Stair Garland

  1. Erin – your Christmas card is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the candid shot on the front and the photo of your three adorable children on the back!! I agree – the real garland LOOKS wonderful, but it is just a mess!! I hang my past Christmas cards on our staircase ever since I saw it posted on your blog a few years ago!! Thank you so much for this blog – I love it!!!

    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!!

    1. Merry Christmas Susan! Thank you so much. You are such a sweetheart. Next year I will probably be going back to the fake stuff. :) Enjoy your holiday sweet friend! xo

  2. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Erin! May it be filled with magic. I sure do hope Kole feels better soon. So not right for a young person to feel yucky this time of year. :( Your photo card is great and OH so Southern CA. I can say that since I grew up in the San Fernando Valley. :) The staircase looks great, but you are a braver woman than I to deal with the real stuff. I’m sure the smell can’t be beat or bought in a stick. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you Jeanne! I don’t know if I’ll ever be this brave again. :) At least I have pictures now to show I did it! ;) I hope your Christmas is a wonderful one! xo

  3. I really like your idea for displaying past family Christmas cards/photos. It’s incredible how much children change in a year. I plan on doing this next Christmas season when I will have a staircase to decorate! Merry Christmas!

  4. Beautiful Family Erin! I love the staircase! I feel like such a loser because I rarely send out cards. We don’t do family pics often enough! Merry Chistmas my friend!

    1. Thank you Marcia! Fingers crossed everyone stays healthy for you! Kole has strep throat. :( Good news is that we got him on an antibiotic so hopefully the worst is behind us. Merry Christmas! xo

  5. LOVE your Christmas card photo! It turned out great! The posed pictures are always nice, but the natural ones are often even better. Hope you guys had a great Christmas!!

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