But my Christmas set up is on hold until we move in a week. I've been having a hard time waiting so I've been living vicariously through others.
Over Thanksgiving we went to my Grandma's house. (she made these cute little turkeys)
After the feast we decorated Christmas trees for Festival of Trees (a local charity event for primary children's hospital)
Most the trees there have a theme. Ours was in honor of my aunt. It was a privilege to try and create something that symbolized her life.
My mom and sister made these hearts with words that remind us of her.
I think the angel is self explanatory but I have to say it anyway. The idea came from a book that is going with the tree, as well as it's sister tree, which is for my Grandpa. I was super excited when they decided to use the angel for this tree. I can't think of a better way to describe my aunt Karen. I came up with this design for the angel but my wonderful family helped make about 50 of them.
We found these heart ornaments at Hobby Lobby for about a dollar on sale. If you live in Utah you probably won't be able to find them because I went to all the stores in the Salt Lake and Utah valleys.
The end result...