Christmas 2022

Christmas is coming and I am so excited! We usually do Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at our house because it can hold everyone. However this year I am taking off from hostess duties. I am right in the middle of working on my National Board Certification of Teaching (NBCT) and have decided to take time to get all I can done now because the late spring is going to be a very busy time next year. My mother and my MIL will be hostesses at their houses instead.

I plan to have the house decorated, but pared down to keep my time focused. But don’t worry- it might not be as full of Christmas as it was this year, or last, but it will still be full of charm. With that being said we will still have an amazing holiday full of beauty, decorations, treats, and lovely things to eat! Plus, I plan to celebrate finishing 2 of my 3 portfolio components for NBCT during Christmas break with a very special English Christmas afternoon tea with my family!

Before I even started decorating it was candles-in-the-windows time and cookie making time- this was done over Thanksgiving break! Here is my page for Christmas cookie making.

Now that we are off to a great start let us have tea and plan and play for the holidays! Let me get out my journal…

Now that you’ve seen my journal entries I’ll show you how I put them to use inspiring all the decorating in the house!

We will start the tour like a child would, waking up on Christmas morning, coming down the stairs. Only the lamps and the candles in the windows and lights on the tree are lit…

Turn and face the beautiful tree!

Next look in the living room, see the tree from the living room, and come back out into the hallway and all the way to the end with our fireplace nook.

Peeking into the library to see the stockings hung by the chimney with care; the fan blowing heat to keep Santa warm!

Our leg lamp in the window- this is hubby’s favorite Christmas decoration!

Now on to the dining room with its curved tower windows.

The china cabinets are lit from the inside adding to the coziness.

The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it yet within our reach, is joy. Take Joy!

-Fra Giovanni

I hope you enjoyed this post and that you choose to take joy this Christmas!

With cozy Christmas joy to you form Kansas Street,


2 thoughts on “Christmas 2022

  1. Merry Christmas, Jaime!


    1. Thank you! Merry Christmas to you too! 🙂


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