Comfort & Joy Christmas Album
Christmas is going to feel a lot different this year.
Instead of large family gatherings, we’ll be keeping it simple.
Sharing a little Holiday Encoragement
This year, the Eileen Hull teams got together and decided to celebrate the Holidays by creating
Comfort and Joy Albums and asked the Eileen Hull Facebook Fan Club to join along.
For my album, I choose the theme Decking the Halls.
You can find the Eileen Hull Facebook Fan Club Page here.
My Comfort and Joy Album uses the Eileen Hull Journal Die* and papers and embellishments
from Simple Stories Simple Vintage North Pole Collection*.
Instead of giving you a tutorial on how I made the album, I’ve decided to explain the inspiration
behind the album and share with you how I decorate my home for Christmas.
Materials Used: (*affiliate link)
- 661906 Sizzix Eileen Hull Journal Die*
- Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting & Embossing Machine*
- Xyron Creative Station*
- 13626 Simple Vintage North Pole Foam Stickers
- 13610 Simple Vintage North Pole Scrapbook Paper: Holly Days
- 13602 Simple Vintage North Pole Scrapbook Paper: Dear Santa*
- 13614 Simple Vintage North Pole Scrapbook Paper: 4″ x 6″ Elements*
- 13603 Simple Vintage North Pole Scrapbook Paper: St. Nicholas*
- CH321 Clear Hero Hues Enamel Dots*
- Red Chrome Adhesive Craft Vinyl*
- StyletechCraft Clear Transfer Tape*
- StyleTechCraft Vinyl Tool Kit*
- Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine*
- Red and White Twine*
- White Cardstock
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Because my family won’t be together this Christmas, I’ve asked my daughter and daughter in law to send me Christmas pictures for my album. I will have a family album filled with Christmas Memories.
I also come from a large extended family, which usually gets together for a big Christmas party. I’ll be honest, the thought of missing all these celebrations makes me a little sad.
While making my album, I got the inspiration to take this weekend and drop off small gifts to my siblings. I’ll be able to take a few porch pictures of the families and get my much-needed family fix.
Decking the Halls
When it comes to decorating the outside, I like to keep it simple. We wrap twinkle lights around the large bush by our lamp post and hang icicle lights on the upper balcony.
Sprucing Up with Holiday Greens
I cut pine branches from the large pine tree in the yard and spruce up my pots with Holiday greens.
The Front Door
The front door has a simple wreath and a decorated sled.
The Christmas Tree
A few years ago, I got this frosted tree and absolutely love it. I keep it simple with a red and white theme. (I only use a fraction of the ornaments I’ve collected throughout the years)
While working on the decorations, I moved these gnomes on top of the books because my little pup thought they were dog toys. I liked the way they looked, so I kept them there.
In my Dining Room, I have a large fireplace, which I decorated the mantle with a few of my Santa’s from my Santa Collection.
My Santa Collection
I’ve got Vintage Santas, Skiing Santas, Golfing Santas, and Toymaking Santas. I scatter them randomly around the house.
Keeping it Simple
I would love to one day have a fully styled house for the Holidays. Instead, I keep it simple.
I create small vignettes around the house to make it feel festive and homey.
Even my sweet little pup, fresh from the groomers, matches my decorations.
Dexter and I would like to wish you all a Happy Holidays filled with Comfort and Joy.