{Our} Home for the Holidays

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays! 

*Happy dance!*

This is officially my favorite time of year!  November and December are just so much fun!
In our house it means:
– Thanksgiving dinner with our families
– Ravens game on Thanksgiving Day this year!!
– Black Friday shopping with mom
– decorating the house
– Christmas shopping/craft making
– “Tree day”
– baking and eating goodies
– wrapping gifts…one of my favorite things to do
– visiting family
– advent activities including a drive-thru nativity and a Christmas chain
-ornament exchanges
– peppermint mochas
– riding around looking at Christmas lights
– Cookie give-away {more on that later}
-Operation Christmas Child
– my birthday: December 14th!
-sledding and snow tubing
– latkes and menorahs to celebrate Hanukkah
– church on Christmas Eve and reading the Bible story to Little Crafter
-our anniversary: December 29th – 10 years this year!
…and so much more!
What does the holidays look like at your house?
All of us have special traditions, recipes, and activities that are unique to our families as we celebrate this wonderful time of year.  This season, I have invited twenty-two of my bloggy friends to share some of their traditions with us here at One Artsy Mama.  Each weekend between now and Christmas, the week before Christmas, and the week leading up to New Year’s, they will be inviting you into their homes for a glimpse at “{our}home for the holidays.”  I hope you’ll join me in welcoming them and enjoying the special things they have to share.  You are going to love seeing how they celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s!
Here’s a sneak peek at the lovely ladies who are going to be sharing with us:

November 5: Jen from Sunny Vanilla

November 6: Kara from Happy Go Lucky

November 12: Krista from While He Was Napping

November 13: Kayla from Sweet Anne Designs
Sweet Anne Designs

November 19: Rachel from I Heart Crafty Things
Featured Button
November 20: Kim from A Real-Life Housewife
November 26: Jane from Mama PeaPod
November 27: Jamie from For Love of Cupcakes
December 3: Darby from Life With the Hawleys
December 4: Carmella from Creative Carmella
December 10: Melanie from Bear Rabbit Bear
December 11: Kelli from The Turquoise Piano
December 17: Terry from These Peas Taste Funny
These Peas Taste Funny
December 18: Katie from My Darling Days
December 19: Jaime from Polkadots on Parade
December 20: Lorie from Reading Confetti
Reading Confetti
December 21: Hannah from Rubies and Pearls
December 22: Nicole from Three’s{4}Me
Three's 4 Me
December 23: Janelle from Of Pinks and Fairytales
December 26: Amanda from Scrap Project 365
December 27: Meagan from 2 Little Love Birds
December 28: Whitney from Home Delicious
Home Delicious

December 30: Amanda from Joy in the Jumble 
Whew!  What an all-star lineup!  I personally can’t wait to see what they have to share, what about you?
Want to play along?
We’re also going to have a running linky party starting tomorrow that will stay open until New Year’s Day.  It’ll be a place where you can link any post that tells about something you and your family do to celebrate the holidays.  It can be a recipe, a craft, a tradition…anything that represents your home for the holidays.
I can’t wait!!  See you there!

Similar Posts


  1. Like you, I LOVE November and December. Tonight I’m up WAY too late looking at fun craft ideas on Pinterest. Time to get my craft on!! Looking forward to linking up with you gals!

  2. What a wonderful idea. I find myself enjoying the holidays more and more now that I can pass on the traditions I grew up with, as well as creating new ones, with my little man.

  3. WooP WooP! I can’t wait to read about all the traditions! I loved your post – so many fun times. Is “tree day” the day you decorate the Christmas tree because I love that day!? I’m also really excited for black friday shopping!

    For Love of Cupcakes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.