Christmas Then and Now

Christmas is by far my favorite holiday, and this year was the best one yet! Cory and I got to spend a lot of time just the two of us, and after, spent some time with both of our families. This was also the first year I made a Christmas card! It was so much fun and I love how it turned out! It’s been SO exciting receiving cards from friends and family and I am already getting inspiration for next year’s card. 

Christmas traditions
Our Christmas card
Our Christmas card
Cory and I spent Christmas morning alone because we thought it would be special to wake up in our own home and have some time together. Like I wrote in our Christmas Traditions post, we woke up in our matching pajamas, made cinnamon rolls, and sang happy birthday to Jesus. It was a perfect morning!
Christmas mugs
Christmas home decor
Later that afternoon we took the short trip to my parents house for a night and then went to Austin to see Cory’s family. While at my house, we watched home videos from when I was little (and cute) and it inspired me to find some old photos from Christmas time to post. What’s Christmas without looking back on Christmas past? I would have to argue that Cory is the most precious kid ever, but I might be biased.
Old Christmas photos
Well, that’s a wrap for Christmas 2016. I hope that you had a blessed holiday season with friends and family as well. Comment below what you did for Christmas this year. I would love to hear!!!

P.S. In my last post I mentioned that our Christmas tree was dying. In case you were concerned about it, I wanted to share that our tree is now officially dead, but it did make it to Christmas morning. Wish us better luck next year! Haha!

Amy Cotton

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  1. One of my favorite parts of Christmas is the candlelight Christmas Eve service. That always puts me in a joyful and reverent mood.

  2. My favorite part of Christmas is my church's Christmas Morning Service. It is at 5 in the morning(yes I know very early!!). The only lights on our in the choir loft. At the end of the service the pastor and his wife light candles and then the choir lights candles from the pastors, then the choir members some around and light everyone else's candles. We end with the candles and sing Silent Night! It is beautiful!

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