*Official* September Release Party Contest

I am absolutely smitten with all of this month's new releases and I can tell by the excitement that some of you have shared with me that you are too!  A big thank you to each and every one of you who have joined us tonight during release festivities!  

To celebrate the upcoming holiday season and our amazing September release line-up we are giving away a fabulous prize package tonight!  Practically the entire September release,which has a $230 value!!!  All you need to do to have your chance to win is post an answer to the following question in the comments section below.

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Congratulations, Amy!  Please be sure to contact customer service with your shipping information within 30 days to claim your prize.  And a BIG thank you to everyone for playing along!  Such wonderful stories and memories you all shared!  Truly inspirational!  Have a wonderful night everyone!

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  • 1
    kryssi ng says:

    candles!!! we have pretty multi colored ones, dont light them, but they are sooo pretty!

  • 2
    Sara says:

    My favorite piece of decor is the stockings. I love stuffing the stockings. I plan from the moment I put them up what I’m going to stuff in them and how much I can fit!

  • 3
    Helen says:

    Oh, that’s easy! Every year I put an angel on our tree made from a piece of my mother’s wedding dress. She died 2 years ago, so it’s even more precious to me.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Helen

  • 4
    Sandy Kay says:

    I have this scented caroler figurine that my girls always loved – it’s been over-loved through the years, but it still smells so good!

  • 5
    Kathy Hering says:

    My tree and the stockings are my favorite!

  • 6
    Lynne Phelps says:

    My nativity sets! I love them, and that’s what Christmas is all about!

  • 7
    Noreen says:

    Our Advent Calendar. I made the calendar and my kids helped make the ornaments that go on it when they were small. So it’s very special.

  • 8
    Cathy Weber says:

    I set out a Santa Claus statue made from plaster that my mom bought the first year I was born. (Many, many years ago!) It has been painted and repaired so many times I can’t count, but is very precious to me.

  • 9
    Mary (Happy Now) says:

    I am still discovering family traditions to cherish with my young family, but I do love our stockings!

    Have a great night!

  • 10
    Abbigale Joseph says:

    My favorite piece is my nativity set. It was made by my mom and I when I was a little girl and it has a special place in my heart.
    Abby

  • 11

    I love dangling my pine garlands and dressing them up with cinnamon scented pinecones around a few stuffed snowmen I have. It reminds me of winter back home in Massachusetts no matter where the military sends us.

  • 12
    Jeannine says:

    that would be the Christmas ornaments that my parents have bought me every year since i was born. (which is quite a few) thanks.

  • 13
    Jess says:

    The angel for the top of my tree. My little brother got it for me years ago and it’s just beautiful. I love the thought he put into that sweet gift!

  • 14
    Karen says:

    We have a lot of Christmas decorations, but my favorite is the musical angel that my son loved as a little boy. He turned 30 last week πŸ™‚

  • 15
    Carmen says:

    An advent calendar… It’s in the shape of a X-mas tree, and you put the decorations on.

    I love it, because it reminds us every day that X-mas is getting closer…

    My kids are now 16 and 12, and they still like to do it!

  • 16
    Liz Knips says:

    It is a manger set which my single mother and I purchased at Woolworth’s in the 1940’s. It has been touched by every child in our family and it touches my heart as well.

  • 17
    Theresa S says:

    Snowmen! We have a set of three plush holiday snowman that we set out on the table every year. They are adorable and wish I could keep them out year round πŸ™‚

  • 18
    Kristina says:

    My favorite piece of holiday decor has to be my Christmas tree. I’m allergic to the real ones, but was fortunate enough to purchase a pretty good looking fake one. There is something magical and transformative that occurs when the room is filled with the tree. The lights, gold ribbon, the star, the ornaments… It harkens back so many beautiful memories of my family at Christmas time. I always look forward to the day after Thanksgiving, when the living room gets rearranged!

  • 19
    Lisa G says:

    My menorah collection. It is the best on day eight!

  • 20
    nina says:

    Hmm, I just made it last year but it’s an advent calendar for my 2 boys. I think this is my favourite already!

  • 21
    Kiera says:

    I love hanging the stockings each year. It’s always been my favorite part of Christmas morning and I love the idea of my children having the same stocking for their whole life, just as I’ve had mine.

  • 22
    bonnierose says:

    My fave piece of holiday decor I set out is this pretty white snowball and snowflake gardland, made out of yarn and pompoms, with glittered threads.. I love it!

  • 23
    Giovana says:

    I love Christmas lights! My husband and I light up the whole front of the house, we love the reflection on them in the snow. SO pretty, not too many houses around here.

  • 24
    Sarah says:

    I love to put out my wooden Star of Davids for Hanukkah. I also have a collection of dreidels that I put out.

  • 25
    Crystal says:

    Anything with snowflakes on it! My decor changes from year to year, but that is the constant.

  • 26
    Beth says:

    My best friend gave me those beautiful carolers – one a year for many years. I put them on the mantle every Christmas. I lost her 2 years ago and now, they mean even more to me.

  • 27
    Tracy says:

    The tree itself is our family’s favorite decor. We love to go pick out the perfect tree together (we’d love to cut it down, but due to military living, that usually isn’t possible), then trim it together. We’ve built great memories each year.

  • 28

    Would have to be the garland & wreath. Ok so that’s two sorry! My BFF helped me create a wreath after we moved into our house 7 years ago. I then added garland on all the railings & bannisters. Ohhhh all the little twinkling christmas lights with all the house lights out is just so magical!

  • 29
    Kara says:

    I have a little candle holder that belonged to my father’s mother. The candle has long since burned down to the bottom, but I put it out every year. My grandmother was a special lady. Everyone says I would have loved her. Unfortunately she died a month before I was born and we never got to meet. All that I have heard about her over the years have made her very special to me!

  • 30
    Allyson says:

    My favorite piece of Christmas decor is a little miniature Nativity scene set that my husband and I purchased the year we were married. The little pieces are so dainty and so beautifully painted, and I love that it reminds me of when we were first married, as well as the birth of our Saviour and Lord, Jesus. πŸ˜‰

  • 31
    Pamm says:

    When I was a child my mom’s best friend had a kiln and one year they made these HUGE santas. My mom gave me hers right before she passed away three years ago…..it is the first thing that goes out and the last thing to be put away….(usually in March!!!!)

  • 32
    Anna Was says:

    My ornament collection. My Grandmother gave me an ornament each year to add to the family Christmas tree. Each is labeled with the year and frequently they were from places that my Grandparents visited. I would hear a story about each one when I received it. I love to get them out each year and tell the stories to my kids. My Mom continues the tradition with my kids!

  • 33
    Lynn Darda says:

    My children’s stockings! Even though they are both in their 20’s I love hanging the stockings since they have had them since their first Christmas. It brings back so many memories.

  • 34
    Jessica says:

    A nativity set that has been in my family since I was a little girl. Just love it and it holds so many wonderful Christmas memories.

  • 35
    Valerie H. says:

    I always display my Santa doll that was given to me by my grandma. It doesn’t seem like Christmas without it.

  • 36
    Deb C says:

    My Favorite holiday decor is my Christmas china. My mom bought most of it for me, so I think of her when I see it. And it is a holly pattern (Holiday from Lenox)which is one of my favorite Christmas images.

  • 37
    Shelly says:

    A small nativity scene that was set out every year at my house when I was a child. I am 58 yrs. old and it was displayed every year when my daughters were growing up and now for my grandsons. The true meaning of Christmas!

  • 38

    I’ve only been decorating for Christmas on my own for 5 years – but I always use the tree skirt my mother made! She’s also bought a new ornament for me each year since birth, and has continued the tradition for my girls – so that’s how the tree is always trimmed!

  • 39
    Jennifer S. says:

    We have a beautiful nativity scene that we put out at Christmas time to remind us of why we celerate. It’s Jesus’ birth.

  • 40
    Carla Grace says:

    I have an awesome set of brass pumpkins that stack up very high, and I absolutely love them! Every year when I bring them out I know it is the beginning of the holiday season!

  • 41
    Sallie says:

    My favorite piece of holiday decoration is a skinny,artifical,table-top tree that is decorated with mini Faberge-like eggs that Smith & Hawken(now gone) offered for many years. Many were gifts from my daughter. I’ve always admired anything Faberge (the real deal) or items patterned after his fabulous work.

  • 42
    Bonnie Sharp says:

    I love my little angels that were from my Grandma! When you light the candles, the angels go around and around! Good memories for me and now fun for my grandchildren to watch with wonder!

  • 43
    Laura B says:

    I have numerous vintage Christmas tree ornaments that I just love – they were passed down to me and they somehow mix right in with the ornaments that the kids made! They add an elegant yet personal touch to our tree.

  • 44
    mrsci says:

    The wreath I buy every year for my front door makes it official that it’s holiday time, my most favorite wonderful time of the year! You just can’t help but be happy. πŸ™‚

  • 45
    CoreyW says:

    I have a 3 foot “woodland” Santa that I love to put next to my fireplace. I get so excited when the box comes down from the attic – Santa’s are my favorite and this one is by far my most treasured – and oddly, it’s not for sentimental reasons; he just makes me happy!

    I am already planning my holiday cards with sets I’ve seen in this release – I am SO excited!!!! {{{fingers crossed}}}

  • 46
    Vera Yates says:

    My Christmas bear cande holder. They’re just so cute & immediately create that cozy feeling in the house.

  • 47
    Kathy Archer says:

    I have a ceramic reindeer that looks like one from my Grandmothers house

  • 48
    Tammy Godwin says:

    The handmade beaded Christmas ornaments my grandmother made many years ago.

  • 49
    Lena says:

    My tree! I love the ornaments and my favorite are the lights. It gives me the impression of a cold and cozy winter.

  • 50
    Dee Rose says:

    I love hanging the stockings. They are so pretty and festive. I am very excited about the Stocking Prints dies.

  • 51
    Laura says:

    My most precious holiday decoration I put out every year is a vintage ornament that belonged to my grandmother. I used to have two of them, now this is the only one.

  • 52
    Jo Ann Mooney says:

    My favorite piece of holiday decor is a styrofoam snowman with a knitted hat and scarf that my Mother and I made together a couple of years before she passed away. I love it and always put it in a special place so I can look at it all during the holidays.

  • 53
    Claudette says:

    My favorite piece of Holiday decor is definitely my Precious Moments Nativity set. I absolutely love it and I have two different sets. Nativity set is a must in my family and what better way to display it than w/Precious Moments.

  • 54
    Lori Y says:

    The Nativity on the mantle is my favorite. The kids love to help put everything and everyone in the ‘right’ place. And we love to tell the story of why we don’t put Baby Jesus in the manger until Christmas Eve.

  • 55
    Becky P. says:

    I made my son an advent calendar using the triangle treat box and papertrey goodies. He gets so excited everyyear on the countdown to Christmas. He starts asking me about it after Halloween. It has been so nice to create some memories for him that he will cherish forever. Thanks to PTI, it is something I can put out year after year, and it always looks to be in style!

  • 56
    Nichole says:

    we have a special santa plate and mug that we set out every year with cookies and hot chocolate ( that has aleast 3 inches of whipping cream) and every year i catch one of my kids eatting the whip cream! I love that they still believe in the magic of christmas!

  • 57

    My favorite piece of decor has to be the bleach bottle and yarn Santa head my son made me in 4th grade. It’s quirky looking, but oh so cute and reminds me of him. He’s 19, in college and living away from home now, but when I pull out “Santa” and hang it on the wall, it reminds me of him.

  • 58
    Sandi Kuhlman says:

    I have a small collection of Vailancort Figurines. They are molded from antique ice cream molds and then hand painted with great care. Really lovely and I just love re-aquainting with them every year!

  • 59
    Caren B says:

    My tree ornaments – I like to remember who gave me each one or the story behind why I bought it!

  • 60
    Margaret says:

    I made a felt advent calendar when my kids were little. It is a christmas tree and there are 24 pockets below the tree with ornaments in them. Each day, you put one more ornament on the tree until Christmas eve. My two sons would take turns (one had the even days, one had the odd) and they have continued this tradition ever after they went away to college. They would catch up when they got home for break. I’m hoping to duplicate the calendar for each of them as they go out on their own.

  • 61
    KariLynn says:

    My favorite piece of decor is the Angel on the top of my tree. As it was one my mom purchased and used every year on our tree growing up. Not only is it beautiful but it has become a tradition for my kids to put it on top of the tree and each time I remember my mom and that a piece of her is still with me in spirit as it represents her as an angel to me now.

  • 62

    I put out my Manger Scene. My mother made it for me and it is Mother Of Pearl. I cherish this for it not only represents the true meaning of Christmas, but my Mother’s love for me as well.

  • 63
    Nita says:

    I love the card holders I put out. Not only do they reflect our faith in the sentiment on them, but I love to display the cards we get from family and friends. I feel so loved whenever I look over at the wall at all the pictures and cards.

  • 64
    Funkipickle says:

    My favourite piece of decor is a very old set of baubles that I was given after my great grandmother die. She used to have them on her tree when I was growing up and now they will grace mine until I get old. They look a little old but they hold very special memories every Christmas for me.

  • 65
    Hollie Christiancy says:

    The tree for all of the memories each and every time it is decorated.

  • 66
    Ellie says:

    Well I can’t say that I do it but my MIL. Every year I look forward to seeing her collection of Angels in different sizes,styles and any way you could imagine them. They are all so beautiful and each year she adds one to her collection. We know its the Holidays when we start seeing them around the house.

  • 67
    Patty Chalas says:

    my christmas tree, because ever since i can’t remmeber my mom used to put our christmas tree… and the most beautiful and significative item for it was the angel on top of it…. it was like a ritual for us to have our christmas tree… it was magical even thought we didn’t have that big christmas tree with lots of light but it was put all together and with much love.

  • 68
    seemarystamp says:

    That’s a tough question. I love all my holiday decorations, but especially my Christmas decorations. We’ve been collecting Dickens Village for a few years now. I love putting that out because my DH helps me do it, laying out the buildings, landscaping, and everything just so. We put the Christmas music on and have a really good time doing it.

  • 69
    Andrea says:

    A set of wooden snowmen and holiday candles. They are easy to put out and make it seem like the holidays even if we don’t go all out and put everything out.

  • 70
    Wendy F. says:

    My favorite piece is my miniature Christmas tree. I’ve been collecting Hallmark mini ornaments since I was a teenager and I love to look at each of them when I put it up. Now my son decorates it with me and he loves it just as much as me. I can’t wait to get it out!

  • 71
    Patty J says:

    Our manger scene that my husband surprised me with, and sometimes adds to, is my favorite since it gently reminds me whose birthday we are celebrating.

  • 72
    Paula Laird says:

    Not exactly decor, but the Hanukkiah I bought in Israel several years ago. The lines are clean, it goes with every kind of candle or other decorations, my sons love looking at the candles, and it has both personal and spiritual meaning. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 73
    Wendy Gilbertson says:

    I have made each family member their own Christmas stocking. They are hung by the chimney “with care” every Christmas season.

  • 74
    Barbara Hale says:

    My favorite Christmas decoration would be my tree skirt that my mother made for me many years ago. My mother will be 90 this coming February so we have had many Christmases to share together.

  • 75
    Oralia says:

    I love our beautiful, large, silver bells that dangle from our front door – they make a beautiful sound whenever the door is opened… it makes me smile every time. πŸ™‚

  • 76
    steph zerbe says:

    My favorite holiday decor that I set out every year are the clay snowmen my husband and I made the first year we dated. Back then he didn’t mind crafting with me. 9 years later, my husband is over trying to impress me by not minding to craft.

  • 77
    Diane Jaquay says:

    I’d have to say the homemade ornaments we put on our tree. For years I participated in ornament exchanges with friends, plus there are all the special ornaments my children have made. Almost every ornament on our tree holds a special memory of fun times and dear friends. I love that πŸ™‚

  • 78
    Cindi Loizeaux says:

    My favorite is my Lizzie High Nativity set. It is so simple and rustic yet so beautiful. I put the angel on a doll stand so she is raised and looks like she is flying and I have an electric candle that sits behind Baby Jesus. I take it out first and put it away last.

  • 79
    Chong McAfee says:

    A crocheted santa, with a bag of gifts and glasses. I didn’t make it but bought it at a craft fair. So much work went into it and it is my favorite deco.

  • 80
    Char says:

    I have a very special ornament of a red, feather cardinal in a birdnest. It was given to me more than 35 years ago by a dear friend who passed away not long after she gave it to me. I’ve told my children about the friendship and now have grandchildren to tell the same story to. It goes on my tree every year.

  • 81
    KellieC says:

    My piece of Holiday Decor that will be out every year is something we recently purchased. About 5 years ago, we were in Oberammergau, Germany and went shopping for some hand crafted wood items. We purchased a complete table top nativity set with all hand carved items. It is absolutely gorgeous! We then picked up a few extra italian baskets with bread and fish to add to it. there are baskets of all types of offerings for the Christ child, hand carved statues of the Maggi, Holy family, animals, angels hanging from the top rafters. I just love it!

  • 82
    Lea Ann says:

    My favorite decor piece(s) are the wee little blown glass mushrooms that my mother purchased in Germany when she was a young woman. They are the most delicate glass, with bits of moss at the base, and clip to the smallest of sprigs on our Christmas tree. Only a few remain now, and we treasure and enjoy them each season!

  • 83
    Jodie White says:

    I have an animated Santa claus that I put out every year because it was a gift from my dear grandmother who passed away a couple of years ago and christmas with family was very important to her so to me that animated santa is much more special and it makes me feel like she is still with us celebrating christmas each year.

  • 84
    Geri Greening says:

    Kind of tough picking one item but I would have to say it is our Christmas tree. We always cut our own from the bush and when we set it up the aroma of Christmas fills the house!

  • 85
    Katie L. says:

    My Santa, angel, and snowman collections that my husband and I have given each other since our first year of marriage. Also–mercury candle holders in silver and red. Fa la la la la!!

  • 86
    Renee says:

    A small set of ornaments that include baby ornaments and things the kids have made. They go on the tree no matter how the other ornaments change, these always stay the same. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 87
    Pam S says:

    My fave piece of holiday decor are all the Christmas cards that are sent to us, whether they’re handmade or store bought. We put them together on the mantel and I love it because it reminds us Christmas is coming. Looking at the cards also reminds me of all the friends and family, near or far, and keeps them close to my heart. Plus, the handmade ones are just gorgeous!

  • 88
    Susan Bennett says:

    I have an old fashioned looking Santa that has a list of “good boys and girls” that was hand made and lists my childrens name. My children are all grown up now, and getting it out every year reminds me of those fun Christmas times years ago. Cute question! Thanks for all the holiday stamps this month!

  • 89
    Jessica ML says:

    I have some of vintage ornaments from my grandmother, each year I put them out in a beautiful bowl and they shine and glitter with the surrounding lights.

  • 90
    Terri Bills says:

    My Disney ornaments are my favorites. I have tons of them, all preserved in the boxes. It drives my husband crazy to see me meticulously open every single box but it is a labor of love. I just love the holidays and I have been so impressed with all the projects this release.

  • 91
    Michelle N says:

    It is cheap. And will most likely not make it until I turn 50. But every year I have to take out my German Pyramid.

    In 2001, 2002 and 2004 I got to travel to Germany on mission trips and in 2002 we visited a small town full of Christmas shops. And there I bought my 20 dollar pyramid. And candles that were too big big.

    But every year I pull it out and I remember the beautiful country, the amazing people I met, my travelmates who have scattered across the country and relive a little piece of Germany.

  • 92
    Gladys says:

    Oh I love Christmas tree and reindeer! And Stocking too to stuff presents! Love your release! Can’t wait to purchase! Way to go PTI!

  • 93
    stampyblock says:

    Our stockings, without a doubt! My husbands mother made them for us and they are so precious to us! Checking out what is in my stocking Christmas morning has been my favorite part of Christmas since I was a child. The best presents come in small packages.

  • 94
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    I love my Fontanini nativity set – bought it at the after-Christmas sale a few months before our son was born. We’ve added a few pieces through the years, too. I love unwrapping it every year.

  • 95
    Kim Hill says:

    My favorite piece to set out are all the ornaments on our tree. The kids and I put them on together each year and talk about the ornaments that used to belong to me and the new ones that belong to them…. as we put them up. It is my favorite thing to do! πŸ™‚

  • 96
    Luana says:

    My absolute favorite things to display every year???? My collection of Santa and Mrs Claus…..I have about 15-20 and when I unpack them and place them on the table to determine their destination – it looks like a little army…LOL (kinda scary even) tee hee hee

  • 97
    Teresa Chapman says:

    Every holiday season I get excited to set out my grandmother’s antique glass ornaments. I have such fond memories of spending Thanksgiving weekend on my grandparents farm. My sister and I always helped her decorate her tree with them. I never dreamed that one day her ornaments would be mine!

  • 98
    Sheila says:

    I would have to say it is our Christmas tree using ornaments we’ve had ever since we got married almost 20 years ago. Our anniversary is 3 days before Christmas and it’s our 20th this year and I am planning on making something special with stockings to have to display every year from now on. We have our new lab this year too so he’ll have to have one too…lol. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 99

    I love seeing our Christmas tree with all of the ornaments…the ones that I have had for years, ones given to me by husband when we were dating, some from students, some my husbands’s sister made when he was little…and now the girls’ preschool/kindergarten masterpieces. I love that each time they come out of the box, I have a special memory for each one.

  • 100
    Michelle MNS says:

    Gosh there are many to choose from though for me it would have to be my 1st Family Christmas Ornament that has my Son’s name along with my husband and myself dated the year we became a family. My son will be 3 years old in Nov. and we are expectating our 2nd child in Oct. Needless to say this year’s Christmas Ornament will also be extra special.

  • 101
    Karyn says:

    Definately our manger/nativity scene. The true reason for the season.

  • 102
    Sarah F. says:

    When I was young my grandma started giving my mother pieces for a Christmas village each year. Now as an adult, I love collecting and setting up my own village because it makes me think of both of them.

  • 103
    Pat Gasko says:

    My favorite Holiday piece is my Nativity Set because it’s ceramic and the faces of the pieces are faces of children. I made this 13 piece set 30 years ago.

  • 104
    Mindy says:

    I have a glass ornament that I just love, especially when the colored Christmas lights reflects off of it. So peaceful!

  • 105
    Kari Bell says:

    candles or anything silver & red, our Christmas colors!! the smells of the candles put me in the Christmas spirit immediately!

  • 106
    Teresa says:

    The ornaments that my children made in Kindergarten. They bring back such wonderful memories of their shining eyes and sweet smiles as they gave them to me so many years ago.

  • 107
    Q! says:

    Christmas is big here and we usually decorate a tree or more in every room but my favorite is the tree designed upside down – it was built this way and I love it! It’s a great suprise for friends and neighbors when they see it in our window!

  • 108
    Heather C says:

    My fave is the 12th days of Christmas plates because each of the twelve days has a Christian meaning- the song was written during a time of persecution as a code. It is fun to print out each days meaning and the song verse and have each guest read their number.

  • 109
    Jannette E says:

    My favorite are my nativity sets, I have been collecting them over the years and every year I change them to another place in the house. I have big pieces and and small ones, from different places, my kids even have one set for each of their rooms! I love to remember why we are celebrating!

  • 110
    Jill says:

    My favorite bit of holiday decor is a framed construction paper snowman, pieces attached with brads, that I made in nursery school. I have been a snowman aficionado since about the age of two (I’m told I had Frosty the Snowman memorized by then), and have quite a collection now, but that piece will always remain my favorite!

  • 111
    Meg Tillery says:

    My mom made my husband and I stockings out of navy blue Dickies jackets well before we were married. They have our names on them on trucker-type patches, and she worked the zippers and pockets from the jackets into the design of the stocking.

    My husband always wore a blue Dickies jacket with punk band patches on it, so it meant a lot that she pulled all that together, and that she knew he was so special!

  • 112
    pcm says:

    ok, hands down it’s my tree. it stands just 18 inches tall but has a homemade snowflake that I made in college, small decorations that i have gathered over the years and lights that plug in. I just take it out of the box, plug it in and it’s ready to go!

  • 113

    My grandmother, who passed away when I was young, had a ceramic city complete with a bunch of buildings, sleigh riders, a train and a skating rink with skaters which she made. My grandfather passed the city on to me last year because it’s getting to be too much work for him to set up. He comes out every year to celebrate Christmas day and was so happy to see it all set up at my house. It means the world to me that I get that beautiful city and get to share it with him as well.

  • 114
    Leslie says:

    All of my Nativity sets that I collect.

  • 115
    Darla says:

    It is definitely my nativity sets. I have several and I love having them up so much, that I usually keep them up through January!

  • 116
    Dorothy C. says:

    I love my Santa ornaments but my Nativity scene would have to be my favorite and most important Christmas item. The figurines are painted porcelain with gold paint trim that catches the candlelight.

  • 117
    Debbie Gasko says:

    My favorite is my Precious Moments Nativity Set that my Grandmother gave me when I moved into my first house in 1977.

  • 118
    Kelly B says:

    I love getting the Christmas decorations out each year. By far, my favorite is the box of vintage European glass ornaments from my grandparents. They are displayed on a bottle brush tree and it is so much fun to put them out each year!!!

  • 119

    We have two different advent calendars, and those are by far my favorites. One is a fabric tree with velcro that we stick a different fabric ornament onto each day, and another is one that I made that I look forward to sharing the tradition with my future kids one day πŸ™‚

  • 120

    Great question! My super, favorite holiday decoration is my Santa on a motorcycle…I love it because my husband loves it…he says that it is the only decor he can vibe with, the rest are my favorites! LOL!!

  • 121
    Terri E. says:

    My Mom always put out this funky ghost and she just gave it to me a few years ago. It is my treasured holiday ghost LOL!

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

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    Vicky B says:

    My brother made me a manger a few years ago – totally unexpected – and this is the 1st thing I put out (on Thanksgiving night). The new products are amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Erin Drislane says:

    My Nativity set. It was always set up by my mom when I was little and I have such wonderful memories of putting it out with her. Now I set it up with my 2 daughters, who also love putting all the figures out in the manger. It just makes me happy all over to see it displayed after all these 30 something years.

  • 124
    Jen Gall says:

    When I was little, my mom designed and made myself and my brothers matching Christmas stockings. Over the years as we have grown up and moved on and had spouses and children of our own, she has made each addition to the family one of the socks. I love hanging our stockings in my house each year and thinking about what a special gift they are, a part of my mom to have forever.

  • 125
    Kathy McEntyre says:

    My favorite is my Christmas tree and all of its ornaments. Each one of those ornaments has a very special meaning.

  • 126
    Julia Muscari says:

    My stockings….hand knit by my mother for me as a child and for my husband after we married…Thanks, Mom!!!

  • 127
    Pam W. says:

    My collection of snowmen. They make the house happy.

  • 128
    JoAnn Dettbarn says:

    My nativity set. It is over 20 years old and my daughters would sit and play with the pieces. Now my grandson does the same thing. It is pretty special seeing Christmas though his eyes!

  • 129
    Miki says:

    Our stockings! I love how big they are and we have one for each pet too. Our dog has one that is a big dog print shaped one which is so cute!

  • 130
    Kristi Lewis says:

    So many favorites but probably one of my favorites would be an angel I made in 2nd grade. I cannot believe its still hanging on-its over 25 years old. I was so proud of myself-it reminds me that I was and am creative.

  • 131
    Renee Smith says:

    It would have to be the stockings, nothing says Christmas like stockings!!!!!

  • 132

    Our Christmas stockings. They’re the first holiday item my husband and I purchased when we first got married. It’s not Christmas time until the stockings are hung on the fireplace.

  • 133
    regan says:

    I really love big chunky candles..all in all anything with fall colours!

  • 134
    Natasha says:

    The Christmas tree, I suppose it may be a bit big to be considered “a piece of decor”. The whole process of setting it up, decorating it, listening to carols throughout, lighting the lights, then finally placing the presents underneath it- it just doesn’t get more fun!

  • 135

    Gee-which holiday? The creche is the most important piece that is put out every year for Christmas. It’s a Hummel set that I’ve had for almost 40 years. Some pieces have broken and been repaired and my dad made the wooden stable years ago. I love the santas and the snowmen, too but the creche with baby Jesus is the most important of all. I love the new wreath set Nichole…it’s the prettiest one I’ve ever seen and the samples were marvelous!
    Joyce

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    Rhonda M. says:

    The ornaments on my tree from when I was a child. My mom saved all the special ornaments that I made in elementary school and gave them to me when I moved away and had my first Christmas tree on my own. I love putting them on the tree each year!

  • 137
    carisa says:

    Since I’ve had my kids, I made a countdown calendar with little drawers & I love filling that up with treats, etc. for them to open up each day. They absoultely love it too! My 2nd fav thing is the golden crown for thorns we place on the tree each year to remind us of our reason for celebrating. Everytime I take that out of the ornament box each year it reminds me to be grateful for all the blessings we’ve had throughout the year. Gosh, it would be a total dream to win tonight!

  • 138
    Sue McRae says:

    The two stockings I made for my husband and I when we first got married (22 years ago). I cross-stitched our names on the stockings and they’ve traveled with us all over the world (military family) since.

  • 139
    Theresa says:

    My favorite holiday decor is our christmas tree. It’s a tradition in my family to have homemade cookies, eggnog and milk out when we decorate it. All of my kids look forward to it every year.

  • 140

    Stockings for each of my kids with their name stitched on it … they always peek everyday to see if Santa came over and left them a gift.

  • 141

    I adore the stockings my husband and I purchased a few years ago after we got married! They are enormous – a couple of feet long and really hard to fill! They are one of our first decorations as a family and I treasure them!

  • 142
    judy workman says:

    Every year we are sure to put out the Nativity set that my MIL gve to us the first year we were married. My husband has a tradition in his family that Mary and Joseph and other figures “travel” and get to the creche on Christmas Eve and Jesus is set out Christmas morning.

  • 143
    Melissa Miller says:

    Halloween Dept 54 Buildings!!! They are so wonderful!

  • 144
    Donna C says:

    Our ornaments for the tree all have significance to our family. They represent many special times, hobbies, and family traditions. I love all the festive decorations, but the tree with it’s ornaments is my favorite.

  • 145
    sarah says:

    i decorate with snowmen every year and add new pieces to my collection yearly. of my snowmen, i can’t wait to put out my wooden snowman box which holds all of the christmas cards we receive from family and friends. in this day and age of emails and e-cards, i still love getting actual christmas cards and photos.

  • 146
    Cristiane Howard says:

    a miniature snowman on a miniature frozen lake with houses decorated around it… I just love it, the snowman iceskates on it… and it plays music too, i just think it represents the Xmas spirit so well…

  • 147

    A Santa figure holding a chalkboard. I write something Christmas-y on it and it sits on my kitchen island.

  • 148
    Stacey says:

    The Little People Nativity Set that I paid way too much for on ebay. The kids play with it daily even though they are getting a little older. It’s nice to have a nativity that they can interact with.

  • 149
    Allene F. says:

    I have a very special Christmas ornament that goes on my tree every year. My dad was a master glassblower and he used to make Christmas ornaments. He was very critical of his own work. He had a stroke and can not blow glass any more. My mom gave me a red glass ball ornament that my father made and it is so precious to me.

  • 150
    Mary says:

    So many things but it’s not Christmas until we have the nativity set up.

  • 151
    Ally V. says:

    We have one favorite menorah that I found online shortly after my husband and I were married. It has nine little black iron chairs for candle holders and each chair has a different colored piece of stained glass behind it for the seat “back”. I absolutely love it!!

  • 152
    Lennie says:

    My favorite are the Christmas stuffed animals that I my mom has given me over the years. I line the stairs with them and it looks adorable.

  • 153
    jmp says:

    My must have holiday decor is the Christmas tree with white lights. I can forgo everything else but the tree πŸ™‚

  • 154
    Bryan says:

    I have these vintage photo frames that have a christmas theme–there are the same colors as those metal glasses from the 60/70s. lots of fun color and they just bring back great memories of my grandparents!!!!

  • 155
    Teresa says:

    My favorite piece of holiday decor would have to be our Christmas tree, hand down!!! It is truly a family affair! My husband gets the tree out, puts it together, and strings the lights while my daughter and I unpack the ornaments. We each have ornaments that hold special meaning to us and seeing them year after year really warms our hearts. Christmas carols are playing in the background all the while and finally we add our beautiful angel on top! I am looking forward to putting the tree up this year already!!!

  • 156
    Allison M. says:

    My favorite is an ornament we had personalized in Disney World on our honeymoon in 2005. It reminds us of a happy, magical time in our lives-good feelings for the holidays!

  • 157
    Alisha Trussell says:

    I love putting out all of my holiday Williraye Studios figures, especially my nativiites. They have such a cute and unique homey,country feel to them and Christmas to me is all about coming home.

  • 158
    Brooke says:

    Certainly our tree. It was a special gift from my parents in law who for me capture and remind me of the magic of Christmas. I love how our tree brings the Christmas spirit into our home. I have had friends over during Christmas and then again afterwards and they actually gasped at the difference when it was gone.

  • 159
    Dana says:

    An angel luminary my mother gave me the first Christmas after I got married…she passed away in 2003, but every time I see it I think of her as my *angel* πŸ™‚

  • 160
    Lisa F. says:

    I love the angel for the top of our Christmas tree! She is the perfect finishing touch to our country decorated tree! I also love the homemade ornaments…made by each of our children.

  • 161
    Stephanie Washburn says:

    My favorite item to put out each year is definitely our stockings- all hanging neatly on the mantle…. ooh… I can’t wait!

  • 162
    Necola says:

    My favorite decor is a door wreath. It is a nice way of welcoming all visitors and a beautiful sign of the season.

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    My tree skirt! I made it for my son on his first Christmas, featuring some of his favorite characters/toys, and now, 10 years later, it’s so fun to take it out and look at all the things he loved as a baby! πŸ™‚

  • 164
    Shaunna Lasley says:

    It would have to be my tree with all my ornaments. The ornaments are a collection of ones that were handmade by my grandmother for me from the time I was born to present or ones my mom gave to me from Germany and of course all the ones my kids have made for me every year! I love to sit in front of it, all lit up. It’s so peaceful and brings back so many memories!

  • 165
    Carla says:

    My favorite piece has to be my large wire snowman. I just love snowmen and this large figure just gets me in the mood for a little snow and a great Christmas with my family.

  • 166
    Connie Gregoire says:

    I love my Willow Tree nativity scene. For years I tried to find a nativity set that did not look cheesy and finally I did. My sweet husband let me order the whole set several years ago so it wouldn’t take me years to accumulate it piece by piece. I have a special place for it and I put a light in it too to emphasize it. It reminds our family of the true meaning of Christmas.

  • 167
    Danielle says:

    All my Christmas ornaments..each one is very special and tells a story. Seeing them all on the sparkly tree makes my heart so so happy!

  • 168
    Al Bills says:

    My wife’s birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks. She would be over the moon if I won this for her. I guess my favorite thing to put out for the holidays is our tree. Just the tradition of doing it is so enjoyable to me.

  • 169

    My favorite decorations are the lights. Outside & inside. I love to get up early in the morning and drink my coffee while the Christmas tree lights sparkle. It’s so peaceful and quiet. I love to drive around and look at the houses decorated too.

  • 170
    Bridgette says:

    After I was married, my mom knew a ceramic artist, and she gave us a ceramic pumpkin with our family name cut out in it, and there is a light inside. She also did a snowman one for us-our name is in the belly. I look forward to September every year since I know that we’ll have those pieces out thru January. Actually, the pumpkin is out right now. πŸ™‚

  • 171
    Renee says:

    All of our ornaments. I love remembering the people that have given them to us, and where we were in our lives when we received the ornaments.

  • 172
    Manle Hong says:

    My favorite is a wreath which I decorate each year with a different color theme. Love the smell of the pine needles as you walk into the door.

  • 173
    Chris H. says:

    It would have to be my nativity set. My Mom made it in ceramics many years ago and every year it is a reminder of her and our family. My tree has been downsized since my children have grown and I don’t always put up the entire Christmas village, but the nativity is a constant … it is what the season is all about.

  • 174
    Kathy says:

    It’s my Santa Bear collection. Even when my dog gets the look in his eyes “what a fun toy to play with”. Thanks for the chance.

  • 175
    Shelly says:

    I put some nice white lights throughout my buffet display. It doesn’t sound like much but it add such a warm glow throughout the house, I love it!

  • 176
    Harriet Skelly says:

    My grandmother’s menorah and my daughter’s menorah – one is very old and traditional and the other is modern. I love finding beautiful candles for them too.

  • 177
    Alli Parsons says:

    Our Ornaments! We pick out or make a new family ornament every year. Thay are all so unique and colorful it makes the tree look so warm and cozy.

    I’m so excited about the release! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • 178
    Trinka King says:

    The stockings are my favorite decoration…and as my family grows so does the stocking that are hung!

  • 179
    Emily W. says:

    I love putting out my christmas stockings. They are velvety with beads and embroidery and I love looking at them, and they totally feel like the holidays to me… and now that I finally have a mantle on which to hang them, I love them even more!

  • 180
    kisha says:

    my favorite holiday decor I set out is my nativity scene during the christmas holidays!
    kisha

  • 181

    My favorites are our stockings hung from the mantle. It reminds me of “The Night Before Christmas”, and we bought the book for La Princessa, and now DH reads it to her every Christmas Eve, our new family tradition.

  • 182
    Debbie Herfkens says:

    The decorations that the kids make at school, no matter how “bad” they look, the pride that shines in their eyes, is pure magic, and I keep them all and put them out every year to add to the new ones..

  • 183
    Jenn says:

    I love the lights both on the tree and outside. My favorite time of the night is when everything is done and everyone is asleep and I can just sit and really take it all in. I love the peace of it all. My daughter loves when we are the street over and she can see the lights on our house. It just makes everything that more magical to me, to see experience the holidays through her.

  • 184
    Sammie says:

    My nativity set, because it is the ‘reason for the season’!

  • 185
    Cindy C says:

    My favorite decorations are my snowmen… I decorate my whole sofa table with them & it looks so festive! Love my little snowmen collection!

  • 186
    Paula says:

    My favorite isn’t a piece, rather a collection. Every year I love going throgh the boxes brought down from the attic. Even though I’m the one that pack it year after year, I’m always excited to open all the little packages inside and look through my treasures. My favorite is the special box that holds all the ornaments that have either been given to me as gifts, made by my children throughout the years or ones we’ve made together. Always the highlight of my holiday. As the years go by, and the get a little more worn and aged, I love them all the more.

  • 187

    I love the sight of my silver “stick figure” reindeers from Pottery Barn! They have that “clean & simple” style that I love!

  • 188
    Marla J says:

    My most prized Christmas decoration is a wooden nativity set that my mother cut and painted by hand for my daughter, who is four. She arranges it however she wants, which sometimes results in all the figures pointing random directions, but she loves it and so do I!

  • 189
    Avril Tanner says:

    My favorite piece of Holiday decor would be a hard one! I think it is almost everything! I just love the christmas season! The twinkling lights, the christmas tree… wreaths on the doors.. and all the deorations around the house!

  • 190
    Diane S. (momoffive) says:

    We have a singing Frosty the Snowman that my kids have loved for many years now. I’m thinking the grandkids will be old enough to enjoy it this year too.

  • 191

    That is a hard question. I have MANY favorite decorations. I have a 10″ artificial tree that I put over 2000 lights and 100’s of ornaments on. I LOVE it. I have a lot of Possible Dreams Santas and a Dept 56 Village set as well. I LOVE Christmas! Iputup 5-6 smaller trees all over my house, a Gold one in the dining room and …. I guess I will say a 3″ Possible Dreams Fabric Mache Santa. But,…..
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Susan

  • 192
    Lee Anne says:

    My favorite piece is my mother’s Nativity set that I “inherited.” My Mema gave it to her and we set it out together every year. It makes me happy to think of those years of decorating our house for Christmas. It was her favorite time of year!

  • 193
    Kellie N says:

    The item I look forward to putting up during the holidays is my Nativity scene. This alone is what Christmas is all about to our family!!!

  • 194
    Carol says:

    I have a set of Christmas china that I put in my hutch every year. It was given to me by my parents. I love it and the memories!

  • 195
    sandy says:

    I have a collection of glass reindeer and Christmas trees that I set out every year. I try to add to it when I see something special. I add some white lights to the batting that I sit everything on to make it sparkle!

  • 196
    Charlette says:

    I have two favorites. My Santa’s, I have so many and I love to look at them everyday. They truly make me smile! I love each and everyone. Second would be my Christmas Tree’s one for each room in my home. The lights and decorations woo hoo. I love my home during the holidays.

  • 197
    good_day1214 (MJ) says:

    That would be my DS’s first ornament that he made in pre-school. It’s a picture of him in a popsicle-stick frame. Actually I have every ornament and Xmas decor that he’s made since then… he’s 9 now so there are not too many creations nowadays, but I love taking these small momentos out each year.

  • 198
    Christine says:

    My favorite things to put out for Christmas are my Precious Moments ornaments and Christmas Village. I have collected them for over 20 years and have so much family history stored in each and every piece.

  • 199
    Mariah says:

    The kids and I always decorate seasonally and always something that they have made…whether it be large construction paper leaves for fall or pine cones sprinkled with glitter for winter, there is always something out in the house to announce the seasons…and as the kids get older, we add to the collection. It’s great to look back and see what they have made over the years.

  • 200
    Krista says:

    I’d have to say either my crate of sparkly jewel tine egg ornaments OR my red feather tree. I’m smiling just thinking about that mini tree covered with red feathers.

  • 201
    Jamie Greene says:

    Our family doesn’t have alot of traditions yet and we are still aquiring decorations. But my favorite thing is when we decorate the tree with all of the ornaments that our kids have made. We have our regular ornaments, hallmark ornaments and we have homemade ornaments! They bring such wonderfull memories of our kids as they continue to grow every year.

  • 202
    Kristin B. says:

    I’m excited this year to renew a tradition from growing up. I just found the star for the treetop I made when I was about 9 years old up at the cabin. Can’t wait to put it back on the tree!
    -Kristin B.

  • 203

    mine is the Nativity. I would love to leave it out all year to remind us of the most awesome gift we could ever receive. Love came down from heaven. Hallelujah praise the Lord!

  • 204
    Allison L says:

    I would have to say my Christmas Tree. My children are grown & gone but it still warms my heart every year to decorate my tree with all my children’s homemade ornaments of years gone by!

  • 205
    Dana says:

    I have an antique German Christmas advent, that, when the candles are lit, has a turning “windmill.” It is very precious and sentimental to me and so I keep it packed away from my little ones. I have plans to bring it out when my youngest is or 3 (she’s 1 right now)! I still look at the picture every Christmas and remember Christmases past!

  • 206
    Anji Settles says:

    My husband and four sons (daughter is too little) set up my tree and use faux fruit and some little plaques that I made with the Fruits of the Spirit listed on them and decorate our tall and skinny artificial christmas tree. I’m not sure if it’s the decoration or just watching the most special men in my life have such a giggle doing it?!!!

  • 207
    Karen H. says:

    When we moved – since we knew it would be temporary, and much smaller – we stored much of our non-essentials (including holiday decorations). But I made sure I brought the stockings (even mine & my husbands, even though they never get filled) because that was always my favorite part of Christmas morning. My girls, however, love decorating the tree. So we bought a tiny tinsel tree with tiny ornaments. They love getting it out and decorating it.

  • 208

    My favourite piece of holiday decor is the beautiful, sparkly gold bird that goes on top of our tree! It has a feathery tail that moves gracefully with the air currents. The movement entertains both our cat and our toddler!

  • 209
    Steph W. says:

    I have a bell from an Advent calendar I made with my Grandmother when I was little and then all of my ornaments that have meant so much growing up that have been passed down to me. Those touches that bring back the family memories are what I always put out every year. I hope to create more of those memories to pass on to my family as well. I love decorating for the holidays so much that I never want to put them away! Thanks for another great release and an awesome prize package tonight.

  • 210
    Jeanie says:

    A hooked rug wall hanging of Santa. It was a project my mother got me interested in about 40 years ago. We worked on it every night after dinner until it was finished. My daddy even joined in a night or two. I thought it was soooooo cool. I still hang it up every year and remember the fun time I had making it with my parents. I miss them.

  • 211
    Mindy says:

    My sister taught at a Christian school in Haiti for 3 years and one year she brought me back a small Haitian nativity scene. All the little figures were individually wrapped in banana leaves and packed inside a coconut “inn”. I love getting it out every year because it’s so unique.

  • 212
    Lori M says:

    I have a latch hook piece I did many many moons ago when I was a little girl. It brings back such fond memories of family celebrations and how I loved working on it!! πŸ™‚

  • 213
    patty thomas says:

    Ok, this made me giggle. It is actually at work. I’ve been there 20 years and it has come out every year I’ve been there. It is a pathetic spiral metal icicle with a single jingle bell on the end. It is droopy and hangs a bit off kilter but it marks the beginning of the season and we all love it! It is the lab dingle ball!

  • 214
    Laura Fitzgerald says:

    I have a few favorite ornaments that are sentimental, and I really look forward to putting up the ornaments every year, because you never know when you will unwrap an extra special one!

  • 215
    Cibele says:

    I have a collection of crystal snowflakes that my mother started for my daughter when she was born. Every year she would get another one. When she passed away two years ago, we continued the tradition and I love putting them on the tree with my daughter every year because it reminds me of her and makes me feel that she is looking at us and wishing us well. I love the way the tree lights make the crystal sparkle.

  • 216
    Lisa Henke says:

    I could probably list 20 different things, but I always love setting out my handmade card tin (well, I didn’t make the tin, but I embellished it). I always keep it filled with last years cards and we always have so much fun re-reading them and looking at the photos. I also can’t wait to fill it with the new ones as they come in. I just adore Holiday cards! Mail time is always a happy part of my day the month of Dec.

  • 217
    Wendy Todd says:

    My fave holiday decoration is definitely our tree. Ever since I was a child, I’ve always loved setting up the tree and decorating it with my beautiful mum. Nowdays, I love sharing this time with my precious boys (aged 2 and 3). There’s something so special about preparing our home to celebrate the birth of our saviour and setting up the tree marks the beginning of that. I love it!

  • 218
    Maryse N says:

    Every year my mom paints 2 or 3 new ornaments for my tree. I love them! She’s very talented and I look forward to giving them to my daughter one day.

  • 219
    Lori says:

    My favorite is two ornaments of pictures of my boys when they were little. They made them with a favorite babysitter and I always put them out and smile when I see them.

  • 220
    KayS says:

    The handmade ornaments on the tree! And the Christmas themed picture frame of me & my honey!

  • 221
    Anika says:

    I adore our Christmas Tree and the Nativity set we have. It just makes me happy to see them in our living room!

  • 222
    Amber K. says:

    My favorite decor item is my fake Christmas tree. When my husband and I moved in together we bought it for our first Christmas. We didn’t have a car so we had to carry the big box on the city bus and walk about 5 blocks to get it back to our place. It was the start of us making our own traditions and collecting our first ornaments. I love getting that tree out each year and setting it up with him.

  • 223
    Deb says:

    I have a holiday table cloth that was made by my grandmother (she was a tailor). She made it for my parents for their dining room table (their first purchase as a married couple) and my mom passed it on to me when she also passed the table on to my husband and I.

  • 224
    Barby Thompson says:

    I love the colors green and silver, so I always put out my silver ornament tree from Crate and Barrel. It has neat hangars for beautiful ornaments, and fits great with my beautiful green table runner!
    You can change the ornaments each year too!

  • 225
    Carol J. says:

    My favorite decoration is a snowman about 2.5 feet tall I bought at a craft show many years ago. He is holding a small christmas tree with lights. I just love how adorable he looks. with his rosy cheecks, carrot nose & cute smile. I leave him at the base of my fireplace. Eeryone thinks he is sooo cute!!!

  • 226
    Julie says:

    I would have to say our christmas tree all decorated with the kids ornaments that they have made over the years.

  • 227
    melanie says:

    I love to decorate our 2 story winding staircase with greens, lots of white twinkle lights and ribbons, bows, and nosegays of ornaments and baubles. It has big sparkley snowflakes also(since we rarely see the real ones here in NC)I created it a few years ago, and store it all wound up in a big box so we can put it up easily year after year. It’s visible from outside our front door, so everyone driving or walking by can see the whole staircase. It’s so pretty and fairy-tale-like!

  • 228
    Amrita says:

    My tree is my favorite. Last year I traveled alot – both in the US and overseas. I was lucky enough to buy an ornament from everywhere I went. At the end of the year, all the ornaments on my tree told the story of my year!

  • 229
    Mel says:

    I have a very sentimental old red flocked mouse that I had as a kid, and I put him out every year on top of our clock. He’s lost all the flock on his nose, and he’s got to be 30+ years old now, but he’s so cheezy, he’s cute!

  • 230
    Ann Alyea says:

    I have a large collection of snowmen that I enjoy sitting out for my grandchildren every year. Since we live in Florida they have never seen snow.

  • 231
    Robin W says:

    I hang up a wreath banner that my son made with his painted hands when he was five; he’s now 23 and his hands are not so small. I love this concrete memory of when he was little.

  • 232

    My favorite piece is the nativity scene that belonged to my husband’s grandmother that passed away several years ago. Every year we put it out and every year the kids spend time rearranging the figures. It is a very special part of our holiday.

  • 233
    Kristi says:

    Our stockings. They are nothing fancy, but we love to hang them and wait anxiously to see what has been left in them on Christmas morning!

  • 234
    Kathy A Shuffler says:

    I have a slate door plaque that has 4 snowpeople on it. Each one has the name of one of our family members on it.

  • 235
    Alicia Graham says:

    Hands down, my favorite holiday decor is the matching Christmas stockings I made 18 years ago for our family of eight. Now our children are grown and don’t live at home anymore, and some of them have families of their own, but I still hang all eight stockings in order…

  • 236
    Donna Dirienzo says:

    I love to put out a nativity set that was my grandmothers. It was made in Germany in the 1800s. The angel is missing a hand and the three kings look pretty worn, but the handcarved wooden stable is beautiful. My kids help me set this up every year and I relive my childhood Christmas memories each time.

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    misse336 says:

    The Christmas stockings! Somehow it just seems like the Christmas season when I see the stockings with each persons name hanging from the fireplace mantle.

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    Patty J says:

    My favorite is our stockings (which were made/stiched by my mom) they make Christmas official in my house!

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    laura c says:

    My favorite piece is our tree. We have collected special ornaments – one for each family member each year. Each ornament represents what was going on with them that year and it is so much fun to pull out the ornaments and reminisce as we decorate the tree. πŸ™‚

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    Priscilla from California says:

    I’ve got a quilted wall hanging that a friend of mine made for me several years ago. The fabric is Christmas themed and I just love it!!!

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    Toni Slowgrove says:

    Every year we hang up 3 stockings that were knitted by a family member. She gave my husband & I ours when we were 1st married 25 years ago and our sons after he was born. It wouldn’t be Christmas with out them.

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    Vicky Gina says:

    In college, one of my high school best friends gave me a huge Christmas snow globe. It shows Santa’s workshop both inside and outside the globe and plays music! It’s gorgeous and after almost 20 years, I’ve yet to see another one like it. I always put that out – because it’s so pretty, unique, and special since it was a gift from a dear friend.

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    Audrey T says:

    My very favorite and most cherished holiday decorations that I can’t wait to put out every year is my Nana’s Santa collection. She collected Santa Clauses every year, of all different varieties, and when she passed away, I inherited them. I love pulling them out of the boxes, and recalling where she got them and the stories behind each one of them. Fills me with warm memories of her during a season that she loved so much.

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    linda monroe says:

    My favorite holiday decor is the Christmas tree. It reminds me that Christs birth means everlasting life for me. The evergreen tree is a beautiful reminder of the true reason for the season and my home doesn’t feel like Christmas without a tree – even if it’s a little one!

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    Kathy says:

    My antique deer collection. I love all the sizes and types with pine trees on the dining room table. Now I’ll have to make some lovely felt trees with my new die to add to the landscape!

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    Valerie S. says:

    My favorite thing to set out is my tree skirt. It was made for me by my Mom right after I graduated from college. That was 20 years ago and I still use it every Christmas. It is even more special now since my Mom passed away 3 years ago.

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    PF Goh says:

    Actually it is the X’mas wreath that I hang on my front door. As our apartment was not really big enough for a beautiful tree, I tend to spend more on the wreath. So I really love hanging my X’mas wreath!

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    My girls love our advent calendar. Every year, each girl wants to be the one who puts the star in on the 24th, so I have to put numbers in a hat & have them draw numbers. Besides our tree…ok, and the stockings we decorate every year, that is our family’s favorite decoration.

  • 249
    Kathy McDonald says:

    My collection of snowmen! I put them all on the buffet in the dining room, and I they make me smile every time I walk past them. Many were gifts from special friends. One reason they are a favorite is because I feel like I can leave them out past the holidays, because they aren’t specifically a Christmas decoration.

  • 250
    Erin says:

    Two large silver reindeer that make up part of my tablescape. They were a find years ago at Target and were similar to ones I saw at Pottery Barn for much more. Putting them on my dining room table is the first sign of the holidays at our house.

  • 251
    Viki says:

    my tree. i love each and every ornament we put on the tree along with the glow of the lights.

  • 252
    Kriss says:

    I have a set of ceramic snowmen that I made about 10 years ago at a local ceramic shop. They are glazed in blue and white, and I absolutely love them! My Mom and I did ceramics way back when I was in high school, so they remind me of all the great times I spent with her being crafty!

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    Silvia H says:

    My favorite decoration is a stained glass nativity scene. It reminds the family the real meaning of Christmas.

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    Trish says:

    My husband has been collecting Dept 56 Christmas village pieces since we got married – they are so pretty when they are all over our living room! I also love that building the village is something he and our daughter do together every year. I’m sure she will cherish the memories of that special time with daddy.

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    Mary Campbell says:

    The Nativity. The birth of Jesus is what Christmas is all about and we sometimes lose sight of that with all there is to do during the holiday season.

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    Robbie Baker says:

    The Christmas stockings that I cross stitched. Because it took me so long to finish them!

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    Jean Martin says:

    Our Christmas tree! Because it stands for everything Christmas πŸ™‚

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    Danell says:

    I think all the decorations and ornaments that adorn our christmas tree. With each passing year new ones are added to document our childrens lives and my husband I are lucky enough to have ornaments from our childhood as well. It is the most beautiful decoration in our home by far.

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    Elle Kasban says:

    My favorite piece of holiday decor just happens to be an ornament that my grown daughter made when she was 3. A cotton ball snowman with toothpick arms–so cute! We have ‘babied’ it all of these years (she is 35). It is displayed in a predomanent spot each year. It reminds me of the sweetness of childhood along with the memories of all of her Chrismases.

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    Katie M says:

    My nativity!

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    Carol says:

    Ah, the advent wreath. When my daughter was young living at home, we would light it each Sunday, say a prayer and sing carols, one the first week, two the next, etc., until Christmas eve- then it was always Silent Night. Now that it is often just the two of us, we don’t sing always, but we light it and watch the soft glow and get ready and we do at least sing Silent Night.

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    Ang says:

    My favorite decor item is actually some of my ornaments for my tree. When I travel I always look for local Christmas ornaments from my destination. This way I get to relive each trip and share the stories as I decorate my tree.
    Ang

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    Karen B. says:

    Its my nativity, hands down. The story of Christmas is what makes Christmas to me.

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    Annette S says:

    I think that it would have to be the Christmas tree. I love when my family deorates it. As we put the ornaments on we think of the friends that gave them to us or when we made them. What sweet memories.

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    isabel z says:

    My favorite Christmas decor is hanging the stockings that I made for each of my children.

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    Gabriela says:

    That is a great question, of course we always do the same stocking and our ornaments are hung on the tree with care and love, but my favorite decor, is one that we have done for the last 5 years… they are hand-cut snowflakes. My kids and I will spend a whole afternoon cutting up these white snowflakes and then we hang them up everywhere… as my kids are getting older I don’t now how long this tradition will last, but I will always hold these moments in my heart.

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    Detra Parks says:

    Definitely the Christmas tree with all of the different ornaments. Most of the ornaments have sentimental value. I think of the individuals that either gave me the ornaments or made them. Some of them are quite precious.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Sheri says:

    It is a Little Drummer Boy wall hanging that you pull the string and it plays the song. I got it almost 40 years ago and my memories of it are my girls when they were small and them pulling it until I thought I just could not hear that song again. Now I long for those days!

  • 269
    Mariana says:

    We have an advent wreath and calendar since my oldest was one, every year that’s how we begin Christmas season!!!

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    I have a collection of gingerbread men that belonged to my grandmother. I add to it each year. It is so homey and reminds me of my Nanny.

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    Lori Weinberg says:

    I am finally beginning to collect different holiday decorations, but I have to say I still love putting up the tree the most. I insist on having a fresh tree every year despite the mess it makes. I just love the smell! And then to bring out the different ornaments reminding me of years past, well it’s just the best!

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    I just love, love, love my snowmen sets from Partylite candles. I was a demonstrator years ago and collected every one of the candle holders and snuffers. I have a a beautiful radiator with a cover that sits next to our accented living room wall that is painted a deep cranberry. The whole set of them just look wonderful on it when I have all of the tealights burning in them. As an added bonus, when the tree comes down, I leave the snowmen out because, after all, snow in PA lasts until May! πŸ˜‰

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    Tammy says:

    Undoubtedly our tree. Watching my children delight in unwrapping each ornament and playing with the tinsel and beads. Decorating the tree and having it with us through that season is one of the best times of the whole year.

  • 274
    Jerri K says:

    I have two favorite ornaments that I put on our tree each year. The first is a pair of felt baby shoes that we bought the year our first son was born 38 years ago. They always bring back memories of my first pregnancy. I also have a felt angel that I made with my aunt when I was about 10 years old. These are very precious memories.

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    Ashley A. says:

    Stockings for sure!! They are the first thing we hang and the first thing we open on Christmas morning. It was a tradition my parents did with me and my sisters and I have carried the tradition on with my family and I still love it at 32 πŸ™‚

  • 276
    Angela H. says:

    Most of my decorations have great memories attached to them, but I must admit, I just love picking out and putting up our Christmas tree every year — nothing beats the scent of a fresh tree!

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    Connie says:

    Ok, I am not a decorative type person (I generally don’t decorate much for any holiday or season) but my favorite Christmas decoration is my nativity scene. It signifies that Jesus Christ is the reason we have Christmas at all.

  • 278
    Mimi K says:

    I bought a Fontanini nativity when my children were young. They loved to play with it and tell the story of Jesus. Now, my grandchildren are doing the same. I think it’s important to have something the children can enjoy and learn the real reason that we celebrate Christmas.

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    Becs Attwood says:

    Nearly 10 years ago when my husband and I had just moved into our own house I got hooked on making decorations by pinning beads & sequins to polystyrene balls. The few ornaments from that period that are still in one piece are brought out every year as a reminder of the first decorations I made for my very own tree.

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    Jenny says:

    White lights twinkling on the house and in the windows πŸ™‚

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    Brandi Pitts says:

    I love my Willow Tree Nativity set. My husband bought it for me a few years ago and it’s the first thing I put out!

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    Meghan says:

    My favourite piece of holiday decor is an ornament in the shape of a teeny tiny bible. It even has tiny pages in it. My kids used to fight over placing this on the tree every year. Now that they are older they take turns!

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    Wanda says:

    My tree, every year as I put on the ornaments I remember the special occasion that they came from, when my children were small to grown up..and entwined with them are clear icles and snowflakes….love the feel and smell of Christmas..

  • 284
    Mary W. says:

    I have a momento (memory) tree that is framed that was my moms. It is decorated with momento’s from my mom’s life (class ring, special earrings, etc.). It lights up and is so pretty. Actually, I keep it out all year, but only turn the little lights on it at Christmas time. My mom’s no longer with us, so I feel her ever so close during the holidays.

  • 285
    diana varga says:

    My Nativity set. It is a beautiful Lenox China Jewels set which my parents gave me piece by piece over many years. It is just beautiful. I look forward to setting it up on our fireplace mantle every year.

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    I don’t think I can just name one piece of holiday decor. There’s Swarovski ornaments I bought in New York, Reindeer that we received from a very special friend, a handmade Christmas collage. They all contribute to the Christmas spirit.

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    I love anything that makes it feel like fall, but my favorite is a set of three pumpkins I bought the first year my husband and I were married. They are kind of a rustic orange material.

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    Karen Murray says:

    I would have to say my nativity set. I love changing up my decor from year to year but my nativity set always has a prominent place.

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    mandy says:

    The tree. Definitely the tree. There’s just something magical about seeing a Christmas tree covered in lights! And, of course, it’s always a special time going out and choosing a real Christmas tree with family, and then decorating it together.

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    Beth SIlaika says:

    The last ornament we put on the tree is the ornament Todd’s mom gave to us. She passed away in 1999, and this ornament was from 1993, the year we got married. It is a little chipmunk listening to a tape player – and the button you press holds a recording of Todd’s mom’s voice – wishing us a blessed Christmas. It is the thing that warms my heart every year.

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    Lorus says:

    A few years ago, my sister bought our family a Schleich Nativity. Schleich is a toy company. The nativity is beautiful – it is prettier than our porcelain nativity was. The kids love to set it up and have Joseph & Mary ‘travel’ to the creche, then the shepherds come closer etc. I love that it is unbreakable!

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    Chris says:

    My hand carved nativity set! It’s the first thing to go out every year!

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    Steph H says:

    A hand-made felt Nativity wall hanging that was a gift from my elderly aunt when I was first married in 1972. She has long since gone on to live with the Lord, and the piece is getting worn and a bit tattered, but it has such sentimental value, I put it up yearly.

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    Sherrie T says:

    That would DEFINITELY have to be our tree. I love unpacking every ornament and the excitement my family shares reliving its origin. It doesn’t matter if it was handmade, one that was given as a gift, or picked up while on vacation, etc. They all bring happy memories and help to launch our festive season.

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    Scrappin' Aggie says:

    all of the different ornaments that we’ve collected over the years that remind us of something special about the year!

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    Roxann says:

    My favorite is our nativity set. I cleaned, fired, and painted each piece. My husband created the creche.

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    TLee says:

    My favorite decor are the snowflakes that my Mom crocheted for me. I have about 25 of them in all different sizes and they are simply stunning on my Christmas tree!

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    Cele Schaffer says:

    My decorative glass jar with glass Christmas balls in it. My mother always had a huge cut glass punch bowl full of the colored glass ball ornaments set out on the table. My sister had the bowl for many years which she decorated with. Even though my mother and sister are gone now my niece has the punch bowl and decorates with it every Christmas.

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    Sandy Curtis says:

    It’s my garland for my front door. I made it and I’m pretty proud of it. It’s so inviting and it really looks good. It really puts me in the spirit!

    Sandy C.

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    Kathy says:

    That would be my Doggie ornament collection.
    I adore each and every piece.

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    Teresa Brada says:

    My favorite holiday decor are all of my glass tree ornaments that I have collected for many years.Allot of them are from family and loved ones that have passed, making them so special.

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    Christine S. says:

    My favorite holiday decor is our Christmas tree – each year we pick a day to put up the tree together as a family – I buy a new ornament for each one of us that signifies something special for that person for that year. Our family loves looking at the past ornaments while we decorate the tree – brings back great memories. I love that day!!

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    k prakken says:

    Christmas Tree Ornaments. My mother always gave us a ornament for our tree every year. When our daughter was born, she gave her Christmas ornaments, too. My mother is gone now, but her memory is with me through the Christmas season, when I decorate and look at our tree.

  • 304
    Laurie says:

    My grandmothers jewel Christmas Tree. She made it many years ago, it is made with costume jewelry that has been glued to velvet and put in a fancy frame with little white lights! I LOVE it! I am working on making one for my sister this year for Christmas =0)

  • 305

    My new favorite holiday decoration is a top hat. I found a top hat last year and I am so excited about it. I can almost hear the song from Frosty the Snowman. Yes I think my top hat is just magical! It makes me think of the old Rankin and Bass animations that I cherish now and as a child. πŸ˜‰
    I used it as a tree topper last year and it was so fantastic!

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    Kathy says:

    My favorite would be the nativity sets that I have collected. One belonged to my husband’s grandmother. Another I made when my children were little and another is one that my husband and I purchased while we were in Rome several years ago. They all hold a special place in my heart.

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    Lorri says:

    21 years ago my husband went to a favourite spot he would take our small children for picnics and scavenging. This time he picked out perfect branches from arbutus trees and small fir trees to assemble wooden reindeer for our front yard. One he even threaded a wire through to the nose end to make rudolph. We have put those out every December 1 for many people to enjoy. Several people have come to our door to ask about them. We unfortunately had one stolen years ago so our remaining deer is situated closer to our door. It gives me and my husband great joy to come around the corner and see the red light shining our way home.

  • 308
    Peg C. says:

    I decorate our tree with the ornaments our kids (and grandchildren) made when they were little. It brings back such warm menories to see their Christmas art.

  • 309
    Carol says:

    All the little ornaments my kids (now adults) made when they were little. Oh how the memories come flooding back when I unwrap them each year.

  • 310
    Robin P. says:

    I have a nativity scene that I put out every year. It’s nothing fancy but it reminds me what the true meaning of Christmas is.

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    samtha johnson says:

    My favorite is simple, but the best part..the lights. They make all the others decorations sparkle.

  • 312
    Kristina says:

    I have 9 kids ages 13 on down to 2 year old twin tornadoes….I don’t set anything out because it would be destroyed in a heartbeat. LOL But we do have the Willow Tree nativity that is my absolute favorite. I actually try to keep it out year round so that I am always reminded of the blessing of the birth of the Savior.

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    itsterry says:

    My most-looked-forward-to Christmas decoration to display is my Precious Moments Nativity set. My husband purchased it for me on our very first Christmas 30 years ago. He has added to it every couple of years with purchasing me angels, animals, a stable, wisemen ….. it’s just so special to me–as is he!

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    Sara Roberts says:

    The ornaments for the tree. Some of them go back to my childhood and I love getting them out each year and remembering the stories behind each one. But I think my favorite ornament has to be my Strawberry Shortcake on from when I was little.

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    Darren Davis says:

    Christmas stockings

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    Deborah Wilson says:

    SNOWMEN are my favorite decor that comes out every year. They are just too cute!!!

  • 317
    Vanessa M says:

    My Christmas tree. I just love to turn on Christmas music while I decorate my Christmas tree. I sing along and feel so happy. For sure my favorite moment!

  • 318
    sarah says:

    i love my santa that counts down the days til christmas πŸ™‚ i love to see my boys’ excitement grow as the number gets smaller!

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    Toia Stevenson says:

    I have this little angel that my great-grandmother made out of bow tie pasta! One of the wings is broken, but I love it all the same!!

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    Trish says:

    It isn’t a piece of decor, they are the Christmas albums (33LP’s) that belonged to my grandparents. We play them every holiday, on the hi-fi stereo that also belonged to my grandparent’s. While the sound isn’t crystal clear like a CD, the memories they bring back are so precious to me. My grandparents are no longer living, but their love of music and dancing was certainly passed on to a very appreciative granddaughter.

    Trish

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    Dana says:

    The tree for sure. We cut it down ourselves every year, and use lots of ornaments (some even from when I was a kid) and of course lights πŸ™‚

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    annheidel says:

    My favorite holiday decor is a ceramic nativity that my father-in-law gave me soon after we got married. He used to do ceramics and he knew how much I love nativities. πŸ™‚

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    We have some beautiful little fake Christmas trees covered in “snow” that look so realistic. I love seeing them set up together on our dry sink amongst the Christmas candles.

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    Karen says:

    When my daughter was two I made an elaborate advent calendar. My husband thought no one would appreciate the time I put into it. My daughter is now 30 and her brother is 27. We still hang the calendar every year and if either of them are here, they are anxious to add the ornaments to the tree. It’s everyone’s favorite and one of our oldest decorations.

  • 325
    Marilyn Cline says:

    My Santa collection – I set them all around the house, but mostly in my living room and dining room. I just love to see all of the different Santas!

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    Peggy Nickelson says:

    My favorite piece of holiday decor is the Advent calendar. It signals the countdown to Christmas. It is something I have done all my life and it always brings to mind happy holiday memories.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Peggy Nickelson

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    Shawn Wenrich says:

    My mother in law gave us an adult and children pair of Christmas caroling figurines. The detail in them is exquisite and I adore them. I always think of her when I put them out and how lucky we are to have such a nice family. I will treasure them always and someday I’m sure my daughter will inherit them and carry this on. Great release this month Papertrey!

  • 328
    Karen says:

    My little reindeer!!! He has to go under our Xmas tree

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    Tanya Phillips says:

    My favorite holiday decor that I set out every year is a glass bowl full of handmade ornaments made my my husband’s great-grandmother. I have no idea how old they are, but I love them. I always take one and put it on the tree and the rest sit in a glass bowl that belonged to my hubby’s great grandma.

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    Linda w says:

    I guess my tree would have to be my favorite piece of Christmas. I usually go with a “gawdy” theme, totally not matching anything in my house. You know plastic stuff, funky lights, cheesy garland. Glad my Christmas cards are so opposite of this. Thanks to PTI for my Christmas ideas.

    stamp on…

  • 331
    Dotty says:

    This is an easy question for me. It is hanging the couple of dozen wood bear ornaments that my dad cut out and painted. My dad passed 10 years ago and they bring back so many memories.

  • 332
    Martha S says:

    I love going through each ornament as we put it on the tree and tell the story that goes with each one! Then the tree becomes my favorite decoration!

  • 333
    Alice Roushia says:

    I have this pink elf—yes pink, and it goes on my tree every year because, that is the ornament my parents got me when I was born “50” yrs. ago and it is also dated 1960 with my Mother’s handwriting so I will never forget to put this ornament up.It was given to me in LOVE

  • 334
    Tara says:

    I put out my grandma’s nativity set and the family Bible on a bed of angel hair. My two favorite things, besides the kiddos of course!

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    Priscilla Heistad says:

    When I was a single mom, my girls and I bought an angel tree topper. I have been remarried for years, but the girls and I still put the angel on top of our tree. It makes me so very thankful of where I have been, and also who I have become.

  • 336

    we have a train that we set up around the Christmas tree. The kids light up with excitment and it gives them hours of entertainment.

  • 337
    Teresa says:

    I love getting the ornaments out for the tree. I have bought at least one sometimes more for my daughter as she is growing up. Now that she helps it is fun to see what she is into at that time. And I will give them to her when she gets older and when she umpack them she will have those memories too.

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    liz says:

    My favorite is my Nutcracker collection. My mom started buying them for me every christmas when I was 9 and we went to see it. I love all the different ones I have from the miniature 2 inch to the huge 4 foot one! It’s fun to reminisce when I got them!

  • 339
    elaine says:

    It would be my Christmnas tree ornament collection from all the years we have been married and a family. Everyone has different ones that symbolize their individuality.

  • 340
    beckyh says:

    We have a white Christmas church that lites up and has a music box. My husbands parents gave it to us for christmas about 30 years ago. Brings back precious memories of the two of them!

  • 341
    Laurie Hunt says:

    Besides the tree, I have a set of three wise men that I put on a plant shelf. We have it set such that it is back lit and I just love looking at the wise men and thinking about the trek they made so long ago.

  • 342
    Maria from ChiTown says:

    My favorite piece of holiday decor is a Christmas Tree. Putting one up and decorating it with the whole family has been a tradition since I was little. Picking out and placing each ornament with my family is a blast!!!

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    Amy Everson says:

    I have a “bucket” that hangs on the wall that has a red and black houndstooth moose on the front at my grandmother got me, and my grandfather found after she passed. It’s the first thing I put up and the last thing I take down every year.

  • 344
    Sally M says:

    My Christmas village. I have an entire story that goes along with each house/piece and the family has to listen to it each year when I put it up. It’s a lot of work, but I love it.

  • 345
    Gena Shever says:

    my favorite decor is our veggie tales nativity! we have had it since our children were small. we loved hearing them tell the Christmas story in their own version – it was so precious! we will have our 1st grandchild this week, so we will get to hear those stories once again in a few years!

  • 346

    My family has a four foot tall artificial Christmas tree. When my husband and I first got married and were living in an apartment, we thought we wouldn’t fuss with a big, live tree. My mom insisted, so she got us this tree. This will be our ninth Christmas together, and it will be the first thing we put up!

  • 347
    Judy F. says:

    My favorite holiday decoration is a picture of my dad and I from the 50’s that I have in a vintage frame atop an old copy of “The Night Before Christmas” that he would read to me every Christmas Eve. He passed away when I was 17 and this preserved warm memory always brings a smile to my face when I unpack it and place it on my antiqued desk.

  • 348
    Helena Vanderwal says:

    I would have to say that my favorite holiday item would be the stockings. I made each of them for every one of my kids. It is special to them and even though they are not little chilren anymore they still love their stockings

  • 349
    Sheryl says:

    We have lots of traditional items we put out for Christmas decorating such as “Our First Christmas Together” ornament from….. 1981!!!! But, my more recent favorite is an advent calendar I made for our children in 1995 from felt and tiny ornaments. We added 3 more children after that and they all LOVE the calendar which makes it all the more precious to me as Mom! It is pretty nice , if I do say so myself!

  • 350
    julie coit says:

    I set out snowmen every where, on tables on the floor, hanging on walls, on my shelves, in the bathroom, in the kitchen, livingroom, everrrrryyyywhere! Got to love snowmen!!

  • 351
    Monica M. says:

    A snowman candle that one of my former students gave me. This student didn’t have much, so I’ve kept it as a reminder that the holidays are not about gifts, but rather gestures and thoughts.

  • 352
    Suzanne says:

    My favorite “piece” would have to be my tealight village. I love seeing the old fashioned schoolhouse, church, and general store all aglow. And the cinnamon scented candles make the while room smell like Christmas.

  • 353

    Its a ratty little village that we had when I was growing up. It reeks of 1970, LOL. I love it, it just makes me think happy thoughts.

  • 354
    Jan S says:

    I have a collection of Santas that I have been collecting ever since I got married that I unwrap every year and set them out all over my house. I love taking them out and marveling at the unique shapes and sizes of each and how different they all are! It is my favorite time of year seeing them all over my house decorating every corner!!

  • 355
    LouAnn says:

    My favorite decorations to put out are my nativity sets. I keep finding more that I like and now have quite a collection.

  • 356
    esther says:

    A tree, but I have problem with it the last two years with my new toddler. So for the last 2 years, I put up a small wooden decoupaged tree. Can’t wait to put up a big one again.

  • 357
    Amy Dann says:

    Aside from our Christmas tree, i would say our stockings! They represent “family” to me. I love that they can each be very unique, but since they are all hung next to each other,they are a symbol of family unity to us. Thanks for the opportunity to win a great prize! This was a super exciting month!

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    I love to set out my nativity. I actually have several, but the one that i love the most is from our wedding, the willow tree nativity. Love all of the great items you and your team have created for this release!

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    Marie L says:

    I have some pretty Santa’s that have to come out every year and the red ones go in the “red” room, the maroon ones in the room decorated in marroon and beige and green go in that room. I just love Sants’s.

  • 360
    Anne says:

    My favorite piece is the tree! Every year I love putting up the Christmas tree and picking out each ornament that will go on it. We usually pick a color theme and it is always fun to choose which will go on the tree and where!

  • 361
    Tracey says:

    I have my handmade quilted stockings that I made 18 years ago…there are the first thing I put out and the last to go away lol!

  • 362
    elaine g says:

    My favorite piece of holiday decor is a bank my father made from ceramics shop. It is a Santa with a jolly face and rosy cheeks standing by the chimney. Just by looking at him, you know he is contemplating the fact that he is a little too plump to go down the chimney! My Dad passed away when I was 5 – that was 55 years ago – and I still have my bank to remember his crafty talent! I still miss him so!

  • 363
    Maureen says:

    To name just one thing is very difficult. Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love to put up my christmas trees (3) and the cross-stitched christmas stockings that I made for my husband and kids.

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    Margaret Peltier says:

    The star on top of the tree for me – it is a gold star with an Angel head on it – you put a clear bulb behind it to light it up – my parents bought it the year I was born and I took it with me(along with tons of ornaments that when we traveled when I was a child – we bought an ornament everywhere we went) when I got married………

  • 365
    Jacque Haines says:

    My Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus dolls. The clothes were made by my mom and grandma…very special.

  • 366
    Jennifer D says:

    When we were in college, my now husband purchased a cute, but inexpensive little nativity set. (The figures are only about an inch tall!) I admired it when I first saw it, and he replied that the only way I could have it would be to marry him. After six years of dating, we did get married, and now the running joke is that I married him, so I could have the honor of displaying his nativity set in my home! πŸ™‚

  • 367
    sukaye1 says:

    I always put out my nativity scene out each year! By looking at it periodically, helps me put the perspective on the holiday season.

  • 368
    Michelle H in IL says:

    My favorites are the ornaments my son has made for our tree. He is always so proud of them and they make the tree so special!

  • 369
    Lee Cockrum says:

    I have a porcelain snowman collection that I LOVE! I really like any sort of snowman, so my house is very full of them!

  • 370
    Shannon says:

    My favorite piece of holiday decor that I put out every year, without fail, is a wooden reindeer set that consists of three reindeer. Mom, Dad and a Rudolph. My father hand crafted a set of these deer for each of his children and I have cherished mine since the Christmas I opened them well over a decade ago. And these reindeer have survived so much. Two growing boys and two cats! Every time I glance upon them as they set out for the holidays I think of my dad. I will cherish them forever.

  • 371
    Monica L says:

    Stocking that our aunt knitted for me and my siblings and cousins when we were just kids. They bring back the fond memories of being excited to open gifts and starting with stockings.

  • 372
    Chris Hawley says:

    I set out my Willow Tree Nativity every year. It is usually the very first and most treasured thing for us as a family.

  • 373
    Susan says:

    Christmas is my favorite holiday for decorating especially theme trees – snowman tree, Santa tree and then there’s the big tree in the living room with nothing but Hallmark ornaments I’ve collected over the past 30+ years.

  • 374
    TammyButz says:

    I would have to say my collection of snowmen. I always keep them up after taking down the christmas decorations.

  • 375
    Teddra says:

    My favorite is a Christmas trimmed basket my mom gave me for the first Christmas in my new home. That was years ago, but the basket has survived four moves and is packed up and ready for move number five!

  • 376
    Dawn says:

    A door hanging that my Aunt made for each of her nieces and nephews out of rope taken from the hay loft in their barn (their farm has been in the family for generations). She decorated the rope for Christmas so that we each could hang it in our house and remember all of the Christmas’ we have spent on the farm.

  • 377
    Liz says:

    I love to put out star ornaments, because it reminds me of that first Christmas so long ago.

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    Louise says:

    I hosted an ornament exchange party for several years and hanging each hand-made ornament on the tree each year reminds me of treasured friendships, wonderful parties, and special memories. One memory was the year my daughter decided to give birth a few hours before my party–I was ready when people arrived, but my eyes felt as red as Santa’s coat!

  • 379
    Sofia says:

    My favorite ornaments for Christmas are some jingle bell santas with our names on, which I bought the first year I met my husband… and have enlarged my collection along with our family ever since!!!

  • 380
    Maureen L says:

    For the last 4 years it is my MArtha Stewart Christmas tree … I decorated it in white, blue and “ice” (even have an ice chunk garland) Its prelit with white lights and I adore my “grown up” tree.

  • 381
    Ted says:

    Well, now that I no longer have a cat, I think I’m going to enjoy setting up a Christmas tree and some other trimmings. πŸ™‚ I can’t wait!

  • 382
    Aimee says:

    Every year we put out my grandfather’s small Santa figurine that belonged to his own father, making it well over 100 years old. It’s wonderful to imagine my grandfather as a child with his Santa, and knowing that my own children share the delight and anticipation of Christmas as he did when preparing for the holidays.

  • 383
    Lesa W says:

    My favorite Christmas decoration is our stockings. When my Grandmother had to go into the nursing home we had to clean out her house. She had a lot of old quilts stored in the top of on of her closets. Everyone wanted to throw them away but I said no way. Finally we decided to use the worst ones to cut up to make stockings for all her grandchildren. And since I was in charge of them all I also made some for my kids and husband. So we now all have a stocking made from some of Mamaw Roses old quilts. They will always be cherished.

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    Kathleen says:

    I love pulling out my children’s ornaments from over the years—we bought a special one for every year—not necessarily expensive, just something the I can look at and think “oh, that was 5th grade”—because it just signified something big in their life that year. My oldest got married in May and I was just thinking the other day that I REALLY would miss having all those on my tree this year—-I haven’t handed them over…..maybe she can just visit them every Christmas….at MY HOUSE!!! It’s the sweetest part of the decorating for me!

  • 385
    Jeni says:

    My favorite holiday decor that I set out are all of the ornaments I’ve collected over the years. Some are new & some are my Great Grand Parents. Each ones has a special meaning in its own way.

  • 386
    Donelle u says:

    Our tree-I always say I wish it was “pretty” with matching decorations and little white lights but really, I like all our funny little ornaments and multicolored lights. Our tree is well-loved and decorated entirely by our three kids.

  • 387
    laura j says:

    Although a little more tattered and faded each year, Christmas ornaments that I made in my childhood continue to bring back so many happy memories (and are a reminder that I loved to craft even way back then!)

  • 388
    Angie says:

    My fav thing to put out is the oversized Christmas mittens my sister knit us instead of stockings Each one is knit in different patterns and colors and all personalized with our names… they look way cool all hung in a row, however I do also love the goodies that get stuffed inside them too =)

  • 389
    TraceyJean says:

    I have a coworker whose daughter is great at decoupage and makes the most gorgeous cigar boxes with pieces of old greeting cards. When I got my own place, she made me a miniature Christmas tree with a beautiful white lace fringe for leaves. It is “decorated” with silver and violet beads, and tiny violet ribbon roses. It’s the first thing I put out and the last thing I take down.

  • 390
    Christina M says:

    I just adore the lights at Christmas! There’s nothing like turning off all of the lamps and sitting by the fire with the glow of the tree lights. That along with some pine scented candles always set the mood for the holidays for me!

  • 391
    Angela says:

    Each year I think I should try more sophisticated decorations now that my daughter is older, yet each year I unpack the Fisher Price Little People nativity first. I can’t walk by without handling one of the pieces, and it always makes us smile as it reminds us of the real reason for the holiday.

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    Cindy Holshouser says:

    It’s an angel that my good friend hand crafted for me in 1982! Every year I carefully pack it away, and the following Christmas happily take it back out of the box. My decorations are pink and light green and the angel fits in beautifully.

  • 393
    Laura I says:

    My favorite thing to set out isn’t at my house, but at my mom’s house. She has a 2 foot ceramic Santa Clause holding a lantern that actually lights up. She painted it herself and it is beautiful. We always place it right in front of the Christmas tree to greet Santa when he comes on Christmas Eve. I hope to have something like that to share with my children someday soon.

  • 394

    My favorite is a silver reindeer and sleigh set. It is so beautiful, sleek and always makes me smile!

  • 395

    I have a tiny ceramic puppy inside Santa’s boot that my grandmother gave me one year. I lost her when I was 10 and I really miss that she didn’t get to see me grow and succeed. I put that little puppy out every year on the mantle so she can still be a part of my new family.

  • 396
    Martha D. says:

    We are never home for Christmas so my decorations are pretty limited. My favorite would have to be the ornaments that we have collected over the years. So many have special meanings and memories. I love going through them each year as we decorate the tree.

  • 397
    Lisa S. says:

    Love putting out all my snowmen. They get to stay out all winter!

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    michele huey says:

    Thanks for the continuous inspiration with this month’s release! I love each one you do! As for x-mas decorations, I always set out snowmen, on the tree, door hanger’s, or on the fireplace…

    Can’t wait to see the rest of the release….

    Michele h..

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    Gail E says:

    I love all my holiday decorations because so many have been so thoughtfully made and given to me. My favorite, however, is our nativity set handed down to us by my husband’s aunt. During all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it keeps me focused on the true reason for the season.

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    Michelle Levins says:

    My favorite piece of decor is the ornaments I hang on my tree. The ornamants are from all the differnt places we have been. Eveytime we go on vacation we buy an ornament to place on the tree. Also, I have ornaments from my grandmother that she has given to my children every year with the date on it. So, every ornament on my tree is VERY sentimantal to me. So, I LOVE decorating my tree because it’a all about memories.

  • 401
    Deepa Mishra says:

    I ADORE Christmas trees – every size, shape, color, and so my favorite part of the season is setting out my trees (6 and counting … of all different sizes πŸ™‚ and also going to see all the gorgeous colorful decorations and decorated trees at the stores to get ideas. Color makes me happy and collecting ornaments that have special meaning to me lets me relive fun memories every time I decorate the trees (and take them down)!

  • 402
    April W says:

    My favorite Holiday decoration is my Willow Tree Nativity Set. I collect the Willow Tree figures and this one is especially important to me…so much so that it actually stays out all year round. πŸ˜‰
    – April W

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    Kathy W says:

    The nutcracker my husband gave me. I came home one day from work before we were married and the nutcracker was guarding the parlor; I couldn’t figure out where he came from. It was like magic. Then I figured out that my now husband (who had a key to my house) had dropped it off as a surprise, but for that one moment the magic of Christmas was there; anything is possible. Thanks for the chance to win; what a great release!

  • 404
    Michele says:

    We have a cubicle decorating contest at work every year, and I always enjoy putting out everything for my theme — all my christmas tiggers, all of my christmas beanie babies, and all of my hand-made christmas items from last year. That is my favorite part of the holidays. At home, I like putting all my Tigger ornaments on the Christmas tree.

  • 405
    TinaH says:

    WOW – this is the easiest question ever. Definitely the Nativity Set. That is what Christmas is all about, isn’t it? Also, my MIL got it for us when we first married, and each year for about 10 years, she would add additional pieces for us – what a great question, and it definitely made me smile. In just 2 weeks, my MIL will have been gone for ten years, I bet she is happy with my answer!

  • 406
    karen q says:

    That is an easy one. I have 4 tiny little angel ornaments that must go on the tree every year. I got them when I was 2. There was a set of twelve and only 4 remain. I used to have to kiss each of the angels good night which I am sure drove my mother crazy but there are many good memories in this tradition.

  • 407
    laura Webb says:

    I love my nativity sets and handmade angels made by some lovely ladies that are no longer with us. Love those special memories.

  • 408
    ElizabethB says:

    A pink ceramic Christmas tree that my mom painted in ceramics class (early 1970’s). It has a wind up music box in the base that plays Santa Claus is coming to town. My mom still loves seeing it in my room every year. When my daughter is a bit older it will go in her room.

  • 409
    Yvette West says:

    My favorite (or one of them anyway!) holiday decoration is a pair of wood elves named Kringle, and Noel, that I made years ago. The little charmers climb a ladder and hang out in our Christmas tree! I have made and given several sets to family members since I made ours. It wouldn’t be Christmas without them!!

  • 410
    Kay Tillman says:

    Each of my three children have a Little Tikes nativity set and they are now 10, 8 and 3 and they each look forward to setting their set up evry year.

  • 411
    michelle l says:

    i have several pieces of holiday decor that I love, but my favorite things to unwrap each year are my ornaments. They are a mix of family treasures and heirlooms along with things I’ve collected in my travels. It is a lovely trip down Memory Lane each year when I trim the tree.

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    Gail genrich says:

    My favorite is a quilted tree skirt with a heart theme made by my Motner. She lovingly chose all the special Christmas fabrics, knowing how much I love hearts, and then stitched every piece together by hand. Every year it brings back all those warm memories of how special my Mom made all of the Christmases for our family and how much I miss her. That tree skirt fills my heart with joy and reminds me how much we were loved.

  • 413
    Mona says:

    Our Christmas tree is my favorite…love the lights at night, there is something magical and calming when it is lit.

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    Lisa says:

    My favorite piece of decor is the hand-made wreath which I made in high school year. I still keep it and put it on our entrance door every year. My family know that it is Christmas time by seeing it. I love it so much!!

  • 415
    Alyssa Clawson says:

    My favorite peice of holiday decor is a wooden train that my husband got as a little boy. We have set it out every year at Christmas time under our tree and, now that we have a little boy of our own, we can pass on the tradition to him.

  • 416
    Victoria N. says:

    The Christmas tree is my favorite piece of holiday decor because I inherited my grandmother’s Scandinavian tree ornaments. Ever since I moved into her house, I have enjoyed putting up her treasured ornaments each year at Christmas. They are a fond memory of her and our shared Norwegian heritage.

  • 417
    Anemone says:

    I LOVE putting up my tree every year. Dec. 1st – pop in some Christmas music, make some hot chocolate and then start decorating. I love putting up my ornaments that I’ve acquired over the years – from a great-aunt who gave us one a year until we were 16 (that we were to take with us when we left home to start our own trees); from siblings, parents, and friends; to ones I bought myself ’cause they were just too cute to resist. All with memories of people, places and Christmases past.

  • 418
    jadorepapier says:

    I have knit giant, personalized stockings for my family. They combine my favourite tweedy wools in earthy tones. Although I enjoy admiring my handiwork throughout the holidays, the best moment is to see them stuffed and grossly distorted on Christmas morning. Knitted stockings can accommodate an astonishing amount of treasure. πŸ˜‰

  • 419
    Joyce Pritts says:

    Russian hand carved toys that are over 100 years old that belonged to my father. They are 2 sleighs and a carraige all with horses.

  • 420
    Wendy says:

    My tree (and ornaments/decorations, of course! My ornaments, tinsel and ribbons are all shades of teal with a touch of *lime* green and I love how it fits perfectly into my home at this special time of year.

  • 421
    Kim says:

    My husband and I have ornaments for every year since we were born and every Christmas we have so much fun spending an evening playing Christmas music and unwrapping each ornament and remembering past Christmas and why each ornament was chosen for that year. It is a wonderful holiday tradition.

  • 422

    I have a church that lights up and changes colors, I love putting it on my mantle each year and sitting in the dark and watching the lights twinkle and change colors while listening to Christmas music!

  • 423

    Definetly our tree! So many memories, with all of ornaments. Dated ones, homemade ones, kids ones, all of our favorites. It’s a tradition to get a new one every year, so when my kids move out, they will have a stocked tree of memories of their own <3!

  • 424

    When we were little, I always remember being sooo excited on Dec. 1st when we brought out the advent calendar! My mom had made it – a big wall hanging stitched with a tree, and 24 pockets along the bottom that held little ornaments. Each day we would put one up on the tree. A few years ago, I recreated a similar calendar, inspired by the one my mom made. She is no longer with us, but I think of her every year when we get out the calendar… and I see the same joy and excitement in my boys when it’s time to start the “countdown”! That’s when it seems like Christmas is really almost here! πŸ™‚

  • 425
    shari walker says:

    My favorite holiday decor are my Dept 56 houses, I get them out each year and set up the village, its magical…

  • 426
    Gerri K says:

    Every Christmas I put out a ceramic house with 3 Carolers that my sister made me years ago. I love hand made gifts from loved ones.

  • 427
    Roula says:

    I love hanging my christmas wreath on the front door!! It’s dear and special to me as my daughter made it years ago!

  • 428
    Amy Kolling says:

    I just love every year getting out our Christmas tree and all it’s trimmings. Our entire tree will be covered with Hallmark ornaments….I love to see the kids unwrap them and hang them on the tree. What wonderful memories!

  • 429

    I have a scarecrow I put on the porch in the fall. Cute! I love the release this month!

  • 430
    Shannan says:

    We have a set of three wooden reindeer that sit on my mantle every Christmas. My father in law made them the first year my husband and I were married. My father in law passed away 8 years ago, so it’s something we have that always reminds us of him.

  • 431
    Lori Oglesby says:

    I think mine would have to be my Christmas tree with our collection of ornaments. My parents bought a new ornament for me each year. When I left home they gave me my box of ornaments. Each ornament is dated. Now we do the same for our daughter only we can never limit it to just one!!! Our ornament collection has grown so that we have a tree in each bedroom too. Each ornament has such special memories.

  • 432
    Regina M says:

    Our most precious piece of decor is the angel that tops our tree. I made it over 15 years ago and was, I am am realizing now, my first real paper craft! It is now a little worse for wear, but it still looks lovely at the top of our tree and reminds me of all the wonderful Christmases we have had together.

  • 433
    Mary Anne P says:

    My fake Christmas tree. Real trees cause breathing problem for the little ones in my family. My little ones are all teenagers now but, the same tree still is put up. All those memories of decorating the tree with my collection and each of the kids collections of ornaments. The most special ones are the homemade ones from school and the tree topper that my dad alway put on his tree. My father has passed but, putting this on the top of the tree makes me feel so close to my dad. Tree decorating night is how we start our holiday season.

  • 434
    Janet says:

    My favourite holiday decor is not traditional at all – it’s a playpen! For the last 5 years it has surrounded our Christmas tree, to keep little fingers from undressing the tree and opening presents early. It’s so special to share the wonder of Christmas with young children, and each year as I put the playpen around the tree I am thankful for the joy our little ones bring to the occassion, and mindful that all too soon the playpen will no longer be necessary.

  • 435
    Valarie Hilchey says:

    My absolute favorite is a rather homely angel,visibly tattered and a little torn. My son at the age of five bought this at his school’s “Green Christmas” where parents donate treasures to be recycled , students get to buy presents at extremely reasonable prices, and the school receives a little profit. He had to give it to me near the beginning of December, as he was too excited to wait until Christmas.

  • 436
    Sarah H says:

    Snowflakes that my grandmother knitted for me-she gave them to my husband and I when we got married. It makes me happy every year to open the box and see them again!

  • 437
    ~Lana B~ says:

    There are a few special ornaments that live in my china cabinet all year long. They mean so much to me and hold too many memories to just be packed away and only enjoyed a few weeks out of the year.
    Thanks for sharing!!
    ~Lana B~

  • 438
    Deb says:

    My PEACE stocking holders. Even though we moved to a new house without a mantle, we place them on a ledge.

  • 439
    Kristii says:

    The Christmas ornaments that my kids have made over the years are my favorite decorations to unpack and hang. They all bring back so many happy memories!!! Makes for a fun night of decorating with hot cocoa and sugar cookies!!!

  • 440

    It has to be our stockings. Every year our family makes a big deal about the new family members (pets included) and the family members that have left us. It’s always a special time.

  • 441
    Tammy W. says:

    Our Precious Moments nativity scene. My husband purchased it for me a few pieces at a time for our first couple of Christmases together. We were newlyweds and he was in the military only a few years then, so these seemed very expensive to us. Now 27 years later, they are more valuable than gold to me, and are the first things that get set out when we decorate!

  • 442
    LaceyNB says:

    We have a pretty small apartment, so we don’t have a lot we put out. Someday I hope to make a couple an advent calendar for each of my future kids. I’d love to start traditions like that for my family.

  • 443
    Maria says:

    Love the Christmas stockings, each with a name hanging thier waiting to be filled. Also it’s such fun collecting small gifts to fill them.

  • 444
    Anette Eakins says:

    My favorite is taking out the ornaments, especially the ones my boys have made over the years, and hanging them on the tree.

  • 445
    Roxanne J says:

    Many years ago I purchased a decorated wall tree that was prelit and even though the size of my family and home has changed many times since I have always found a place to hang this at xmas. Its warm glow is the one consistent in a very inconsistent and changing world.

  • 446
    Linda W says:

    We have a nativity set that has become a family tradition. The stable was built by my grandfather and my mother filled it with figures bought in the 5&10 in the 1950’s. Now it’s just my husband, Mom and me, but I can still see out sons placing the baby Jesus in the manger on Christmas morning, before opening gifts.

  • 447
    Bonnie says:

    Hello Ladies,
    How exciting the new sets are!!!!
    Anyway, I have to say the one thing I put out every Christmas is 2 ornaments which my mother gave me when I was little. One is a
    hand blown glass star and the other one is set of chime bells. They were hand blown by my Grandfather. They go on my tree every year.

  • 448
    Lisa says:

    My favourite is definitely the tree! I LOVE to decorate it, first with my family as I was growing up, and now with my husband! It is such a great tradition of a nice evening together getting ready for the holidays and all that they bring with them!

  • 449
    mary e says:

    I always enjoy getting out my boxes of ornaments and “discovering” them all again . . . that’s my favorite!!

  • 450
    Lisa J says:

    On the 14th of every month I log in, in part, just to see the comments come flooding in on your release contest posts… Amazing! πŸ™‚ Fingers crossed!

    I have a giant snowflake that I put out on my front door every year. Love it!

  • 451
    chandra murphy says:

    I love to do the light infornt of my house it make it look so festive.

  • 452
    Gina Kozuch says:

    My pencil tree in my kitchen, that my grandson decorates every year with a new ornament he picks out, I love watching his face as he puts everything on the tree, there is nothing better

  • 453
    Tonya Dirk says:

    Our Christmas stockings! I originally bought them on sale at Pottery Barn. At the time we only had two kids and I was pretty sure that we would have one more, so I ordered an extra one at the time. Well, four years later and we had our 4th child…and I didn’t have a matching stocking for her. That’s where I found a deep appreciation for Ebay, can you believe that I found ONE on there four years later?! I will confess it had the name Sue embroidered on it, but a seam ripper took care of that and I was able to have my dd’s name embroidered on it and you can hardly tell!

  • 454
    anababy says:

    My grandmother made this ceramic light up Christmas Tree that I have had since I was a child. It make me remember what Christmas is all about.

  • 455
    Connie says:

    I love all of my snowmen and I have a Christmas “Swoose” that I painted many years ago that is probably my favorite!

  • 456
    Sherry says:

    Definitely my Christmas tree because that is the one thing all 8 of us do together. We put on Christmas music and the kids decorate the tree while DH and I “supervise.” Each ornament has a story and I love remembering them each year. Then most nights during the season I sit in the room with the tree, a good book and some hot chocolate…..I just LOVE that tree!!

  • 457
    Theresa Grdina says:

    I set out my manger with all of the little figurines. When my mom and dad were married, they got a holiday postcard from a friend in Germany. My mom jokingly told my uncle to make her a manger set just like the one on the postcard. SURPRISE! He did!! It is a big part of my life growing up and I now set up the manger EVERY year in my house….

  • 458

    My favorite piece is a cermaic table top Christmas tree that lights up … it was hand painted by my grandmother many years ago and she gave it to me when I got married — I’ve had it for 24 years now and just cherish it πŸ™‚

  • 459
    ChrisTea says:

    The weekend after Thanksgiving we always go out to get our tree, which is so much more than decor. I love setting it up as a family and enjoying it for the entire month with its delicious aroma filling the house.

  • 460
    Donna K says:

    while my mom was pregnant with my sister in 1958 she made a bunch of ornamants from kits with styrofoam balls covered with velvet ribbon, pearls and glass beads. my mom is gone and the ornaments have deteriorated but my 2 sisters and I still cherish them.

  • 461
    jill jazz says:

    I love my navity by Willow Tree. I bought it the first year of marriage and love setting it up every year. It is what Christmas is all about.

  • 462
    Karen Ramsey says:

    I love our Christmas stockings. They are really large and everyone in the family has one. We shop all year for the most perfect stocking stuffers and we “open” our socks on Christmas morning before the gifts.

  • 463
    Nancy says:

    When my grandmother passed away, my mother took her fur coats and shawls and had a fabulous and unique Father Christmas made for each of us: for me and my two sisters; my aunt; and herself. My Santa is in elegant black minkβ€”I know that may sound horrid to some but the coat was probably manufactured in the 40s when wearing fur was acceptable. A little miniature framed photo of my Grandma, snowshoes that represent our love of winter and other treasures that remind me of her are tucked into his leather satchel. This is the first piece of holiday decor I bring outβ€”I think it should come out soonβ€”and the last I put away (usually by Valentine’s day).

  • 464
    Holly says:

    Candles! I love to pull out my pumpkin scented candles, my apple scented candles, and my vanilla candles and light up whichever one fits my mood. πŸ™‚

  • 465

    It would have to be our Christmas tree that holds over 30 years of memories. It includes ornaments my kids made and now the grandchildren. I love it.

  • 466
    Darlene L says:

    Our nativity set–very old, very worn and yet brings tears to my eyes every year. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 467
    JenMarie says:

    Hmmm…well, lately it changes year to year since we’ve been moving around. I love these three little reindeer that my bff got me many years ago!

  • 468

    We always cut down a live tree each year & decorate it with strings of cranberries, homemade beeswax ornaments & strips of homespun tied onto it’s branches.

  • 469
    kerri says:

    My little snowman decorated tree and snowman nativity set. It is so sweet! gosh i hope i win this fabulous prize!!!! cant wait to order my new stuff!!

  • 470
    Bridget P. says:

    I have a MDF cut out of the word “WISH” that is covered in ruby red glitter. It must be 9″x12″. It sits on my mantle and is magical, it reminds me of childhood. It probably means something different to everyone who sees it. I think it is funny that one word can make an impact piece in my holiday decor.

  • 471
    Julie E says:

    My favorite holiday decorations are the Christmas village my sister painted for me!!! This is truly a priceless decoration. My children have so much fun telling me where to put the houses and they enjoy it even though I keep it about 5 feet off the ground!!!

  • 472
    Carrie T says:

    My favorite holiday decoration is the angel on top of my tree. It was the first Christmas decoration that I bought on my own for my first apartment. I’ve had her for over 20 years and her delicate porcelain face just radiates peace & joy.

  • 473

    The Christmas Tree. Last year I changed my color scheme to teal and silver – LOVED IT! Plus, I got one of the pre-lit “skinny” trees with white lights.

  • 474
    Victoria Trembath says:

    I put out the 4 Santas made from wood found in the bayous – are they called “elbows”? I got them on my first trip to the States and have them out every year without fail.

  • 475
    cindye says:

    My favorite things that I set out at the holidays are my childrens “baby’s first Christmas” ornaments. I wrap them gingerly each year for safe keeping and when I unwrap them each year…I am completely amazed at how fast time has flown since they celebrated that first holiday. I love them.

  • 476
    Jackie W. says:

    When my husband and I lived in Japan a few years ago, a student of mine took a taxi to our home to deliver a large plant, decorated with small bells & red plastic apples, as a substitute for a Christmas tree. This touched me so much, especially since she herself belonged to a religion that does not celebrate Christmas. But she did it for us, knowing we wouldn’t have a Christmas tree that season we lived there. Each year I get out those small apples & bells and place them on our family tree and remember her thoughtful gift.

  • 477
    Amy G. says:

    I really love the tree ornaments. My husband and I have given each other ornaments every year since we’ve been married. I love looking back at those. I also enjoy seeing the ones that other people — friends, students — have given me through the years. It seem like each one has its own special story and reflects part of my life.

  • 478
    Niccole K says:

    My must have for the holidays is a wreath my grandfather made years ago. It fits perfectly outside between two big windows where absolutely nothing else would look right up there. Every time I drive in the driveway and see the lights on the wreath I smile and think of my Grandpa.

  • 479
    Cynthia says:

    hand painted pumpkin that I made when we were first married.. now it is 19 years old and still makes us smile when we put it on the door every year!

  • 480
    Lynne G. says:

    This is an easy one! I have a ceramic santa that my Grandmother put out on her mantle every holiday season since I was a kid. It is the first decoration that I put out each year *and the last one to be packed away), and it makes me smile every time that I walk by it.

  • 481

    I would have to say my tree is probably my favorite decor item. Christmas is my FAVORITE holiday – and my tree goes up the weekend after Thanksgiving, and stays up until Little Christmas. It kicks off the full swing of the Christmas season for me…

  • 482
    Rose A says:

    My favourite peice of Holiday Decor is a large (1 foot high) Nutcracker Music Box that I got from my parents one year.

    It plays different music, and spins to reveal different scenes from the nutcracker. I just love it and my son is in love with it too…he plays with it frequently throughout the year !!!

    Thanks for the chance to win such a fantastic prize !!

  • 483
    Ellen Hext says:

    I have a large collection of snowman, but when my very first snowman cookie jar comes out of storage, I know its holiday time!

  • 484
    Glenys says:

    My Grandmothers vintage glass tree ornaments
    the paint is peeling but revamping them is not an option. Each year as my boys get older the ornaments move further down the tree and they know they were once gran’s

  • 485
    Anne G says:

    I love to decorate our tree with all the Christmas ornaments we have collected over the years.

  • 486
    jeanie nieva says:

    we put out a small christmas tree.

  • 487
    Kalyna says:

    oooo, that’s hard to say, but my favorite is the didukh. What is a didukh, you ask? It’s a traditional Ukrainian decoration of grains stemming from pagan times, and is supposed to remind you of all of your ancestors. A simple didukh looks a lot like the stamp from First Fruits, actually….(gets idea for card :D)

  • 488
    Kristy says:

    My favorite Christmas decoration that will always be foremost amongst all the holiday items in my home is my nativity set. My set is made by Precious Moments and consists of small statues of little children dressed in costumes portraying all those present at the birth of the Savior. My children loved to play with them when they were small, and now my grandchildren enjoy them as well. They use them to act out there own story of the savoir. Even though the tip of Joseph’s staff has broken and there are a few chilps in the figurines, they are still treasures to me.

    The PTI releases for this month are truly magical and so beautifully illustrate the holiday season. I am excited to have what I can purchase in my own stamping collection.

  • 489
    Tracy Harp says:

    Ohhh, that is easy! It is a handmade (clay) manger scene given to us by one of the churches we served. One year when I was feeling like a humbug, we only had that and a tree. It isn’t Christmas without it.
    Fab new release btw!!

  • 490

    that’s an easy one…i have these two halloween decorations that are black vintage looking candlestick holders, but instead of a candle, there is a vintage looking jack-o-lantern sitting on top of black tulleing. it’s one of those with the huge toothy smiles. i really love them…halloween is my favorite!

  • 491
    Lisa says:

    My favorite piece of holiday decor is my Willow Tree Nativity…I feel it is the most beautiful and precious Christmas item I have…given to me by my 3 children for birthdays and Mother’s Day gifts over a couple years, and I treasure it!!

  • 492
    Kristin says:

    The singing Hallmark Snowmen! I love (and collect) snowmen (but they must have arms, no stick snowmen for me!!) and the Singing Hallmark ones captured my heart immediately. We have almost all of them and we put them on the main coffee table and our kids have a BLAST with them. Our only rule is after the first time of *all* of them playing at once is “only one at a time” and everyone stop and sing and dance a long. Makes wonderful memories and lots of laughs all season long!

  • 493
    Janet S says:

    My favorite is a nativity set my daughter made as a young child. She used clothespins for the people and each one has clothes of felt decorated with DMC floss, yarn, ric rac, whatever she could find. She even made a little manger out of popsicle sticks with baby Jesus laying in there. This nativity always has the place of honor in our home each Christmas.

  • 494

    An advent calendar with a big felt tree, 24 little pockets below and figures made out of felt that stick on the tree…it was made for me when I was 8 years old, by a good friend of my mother’s. (That was 42 years ago, and both those ladies are gone now, but I still put up the Advent Calender that Marge made…)

  • 495
    Kim says:

    My favorite are my glass ornaments. I have been collecting them since we got married 32 years ago this year. Each one reminds me of a different part of our lives.

  • 496
    Colleen K says:

    My favorite: The stockings that my kids made when they were 6, 5, and 3years old. They glued little pinecones, trinkets and lots of glitter onto them. They are a beautiful mess and I love them!

  • 497
    MegJ says:

    My favorite thing is ANYTHING to do with Christmas. I love my tree and my stockings that my mom needlepointed for my family. I love looking at my cheerful collection of Santas. Christmas time is the best time of year and looking at all the beautiful, cheerful holiday items warms my heart.

  • 498
    nancy n says:

    My favorite piece of Holiday decor would have to be the ornaments that hang on our tree. Every year since my husband and I have been married we have purchased or made an ornament to hang on the tree, in addition to that every year we also add an ornament for my daughter something that pertains to her life that year.

  • 499
    Mindy Eggen says:

    That would be my angel on top of the tree. My tree just isn’t complete until its there and we have the tradition now that my daughter puts it up.

  • 500
    Julie Batta says:

    We have a wooden Santa that counts down the days til Christmas that has to be put out every year. The kids love it and they all take turns taking a day off everyday and it is so much fun to see the happiness and excitement in their eyes to know that Christmas is one day closer.

  • 501
    Lisa Ragano says:

    Every year, I like to decorate the mantel with lots of pieces from my nutcracker collection. It’s growing bigger every year!

  • 502
    Pam Douglas says:

    My dad made me a poinsettia centerpiece for my table when I first got married. I love that centerpiece and I use it every year. Now that my dad is gone it means even more to me.

  • 503
    Anna (doctorfoodie) says:

    I always place a big glass vase on the mantle, and fill it with an assortment of shiney balls. It’s like a mini Christmas display. The colour scheme changes from year to year, sometimes I layer in ribbons or garlands around it, but I just love that little area. The Christmas tree is for the whole family, but the vase is like my own interpretation of the holiday every year!

  • 504
    cecilia chin-yet says:

    other than my tree it would have to be the wreath that i made the first year we were in our own place which has only been 5 years. however at my mother’s there is a nativity set that is treasured. we have glued those wisemen’s heads on so many times that we’ve all lost count. lol

  • 505
    Debbie D. says:

    My favorite holiday item is the framed photo of my son standing next to the “Charlie Brown” Christmas tree that we cut down at a friend’s house in northern Maine. My son was 4 years old at the time and so proud of his discovery. He is 21 now. Just thinking about that day makes me smile.

  • 506
    StampingJ says:

    All of it!!! Christmas is my favorite holiday. I suppose my tree (it’s artificial) is my favorite decoration. I have ornaments on it that I have slowly accumulated over the years and each has so much meaning to me.

  • 507
    June says:

    My favorite would be hanging all of the special Christmas ornaments made by my daughter as she grew up. Crafts from church and school and ones we made at the annual Christmas tree festival in own town. I especially treasure the Rudolph made from her fingerprint when she was about 8 years old. She is now married and has 2 children of her own.

  • 508
    Kathleen Pennington says:

    My favorite are the ornaments I have collected over the past 40 years. I enjoy putting each of them on the tree and remembering the memories associated with each.

  • 509
    Patti Bishop says:

    My tree of course! The decor may change but a holiday without my tree is NO holiday! It symbolizes the joy of the season!

  • 510
    Irene Sharp says:

    My wreath that I put on the front door. It’s the last thing I see when I leave my house and the first thing I see when I get home. It gives me such a warm feeling, I love it!

  • 511
    Heather says:

    Wow…that is a hard one. My favorite thing I set out each year at Christmas time is the vintage ornaments passed down from my mother. I get so excited every year unwrapping them from the tissue paper. I just stare at them for hours after I put them on the tree.

  • 512
    Lori H says:

    My most treasured decorations are the tree ornaments my children have made over the years, especially the ones that incorporated photos of the children. It is always so much fun unpacking them, checking the back side for a date and remembering way back to when the ornament was made. I have to admit it, it also makes me a bit teary eyed to see how much they have grown over the years.

  • 513
    Robin W says:

    My favorite piece is a Cookies for Santa tray I made a few years ago. I love setting the cookies and milk out on the tray every year with my boys.

  • 514
    Lori Kistler says:

    my stocking, as well as the rest of the families. I have had that stocking since my very first Christmas and that is a long,long time. I love to see all of the things that we have had in our family that I remember every year and all the happy memories come back every time I see them. Like old friends.

  • 515
    Rachel says:

    We have a tree on our mantel piece, sprayed gold branches in a large vase, we change the decorations for each season, Easter, winter, spring, Christmas, Valentines Day etc. The kids LOVE it.

  • 516
    Donna Simpson says:

    I can’t wait to pull our my tree skirt that my Mom quilted for me. I know that I will be using this tree skirt for every year to come.

  • 517
    Cammie says:

    The first thing I set out and the last I pack away each year is my Christmas china.

  • 518
    Lori at Eula says:

    I think mine would be my collection of quilted wallhangings that I have made over the years. My favorite is a large piece with all Santa’s reindeer. Each reindeer has a nose about the size of a quarter covered in French knots. I worked on that piece forever!!! I don’t think I ever want to make another French knot again but I sure love the wallhanging!

  • 519
    Ronna E. says:

    A festive wreath for the front door is must each year to greet our guests.

  • 520
    Renee Lynch says:

    My favorite is a snow family made out of gorgeous, white, unglazed porcelain, accented with gold. They decorate an antique buffet in my entrance every year, complete with snow, and everyone knows Christmas is coming when they come out, because they are always the first thing I bring out. And though they just came from Sam’s, I treasure them because we got them our first year back home in TN and our daughter’s first real Christmas (their 1st actual Christmas was spent in a NICU). They represent 13 years of beautiful and wonderful memories and I will be devastated if I were to ever lose them.

  • 521
    Lisa G. says:

    I have a beautiful ceramic menorah that I received for my wedding from a close friend and I love to display it all year round but especially at Chanukah!

  • 522
    Nicole R. says:

    I love anything with snowflakes and lots of candles!!

  • 523
    Kelly says:

    My favorite decorations are the 6 Christmas trees that we put up every year — each decorated with a different theme. We have a tree upstairs, in the basement, and in every room downstairs!

  • 524
    Jary Riolo says:

    The stockings that I made for my husband kids and myself!

  • 525
    T Grayson says:

    I have a crystal reindeer that I love. I always leave it out a little too long even after the holidays are over.

  • 526
    Kristy says:

    My favorite item is our nativity sets……reminds us of the true reason for Christmas.

  • 527
    Wahinelei says:

    Hhhmmmm, my favorite decor is my husband’s xmas stocking. It’s a huge stocking made out of raffia-type of material and trimmed with red ribbon. There is a picture of a Hawaiian type of Santa with a hula skirt, no shirt, big belly, and a red stocking cap on. It’s got a definite island flair! I bought it at a local craft fair because it totally reminded me of him. He got a big kick out of when I brought it home and hung it up. Now the kids love to see it at Christmas to remind them of their daddy who is in heaven now.

  • 528
    jamie nania says:

    So many to choose from…I made my grandparents a ceramic Santa a long time ago and after they passed on, my mother gave it back to me so that’s a very special piece I take good care of and love unwrapping each year now in my own home. My other favorite are all the stockings. I love seeing those up for my husband and our kiddos. I love everything about the holidays!

  • 529
    Kerry from PA says:

    Aside from the tree, we always put up a creche which has been in the family for years. Also, about ten years ago my mother bought me a set of small ceramic bears (similar in design to boyd’s bear) each holding a letter to spell “joy” which are one of my favorite decorations.

  • 530
    Ohhh Snap says:

    My favorite has actually be replaced by my daughter’s request. We were really poor when she was younger(things have gotten much better), but every Christmas eve I would give her two lunch bags to color which we would use for our stockings. And we would set up the tiny tree and when she woke up there would be gifts from a church that adopted us under the tree and Santa, of course. I wish I had been able to keep track of those little bags because they represented our little family. My gift to her one year was handmade stockings which we setout every year, so no more paper bags, but I’m happy the stockings bring her so much joy πŸ™‚

  • 531
    Chris L. says:

    At our house, the favorite piece of decor is the Christmas tree–everyone loves decorating it and the cats love sleeping under it!

  • 532
    Danny says:

    I love Christmas so we have a lot of decorations but my favorite is the Nativity figures because it reminds me to think of the true meaning of Christmas.

  • 533
    calliezant says:

    I have a Santa collection that finds a home up the stairs (between the spindles) in our foyer. They are the first thing to come out of hiding when the decorating begins.

  • 534
    becks faries says:

    I’d have to say mini white Christmas tree lights..they twinkle and add such an ambiance to any room with Christmas decorations..

  • 535
    Jennifer S says:

    My favorite holiday item to put out is my collection of Hallmark snowmen. I get a new one every year and I just love to press the buttons and listen to their little songs and watch them dance! My kids love them too!

  • 536

    Candles… Christmas scents! They make me so happy!

  • 537
    Jenn Copeland says:

    My nativity scene snow globe. It plays the song “Oh Holy Night”. I absolutely LOVE it! Thanks for the chance to win! πŸ™‚

  • 538
    Dawn Hoffman says:

    I love my nativity sets that I have collected over the year…especially my Willowtree set when it is put up against the dark brick of our fireplace

  • 539
    Denise says:

    My nativity set. I believe that it represents why I celebrate Christmas.

  • 540
    Rita says:

    A tarnished silver bell that was my dad’s favorite ornament from his childhood. Placing it on the tree every year is a way to celebrate and honor who he was…and who he will always be in my heart.

  • 541
    Angela Person says:

    I have a set of hand made Xstitch stockings that I made for my family. The best part is when my husband and I were first married he wanted to learn how to cross stitch, so his Christmas stocking is mostly made by him. Special memories.

  • 542
    Ivy says:

    I set out my nativity set every year. My dad and mom brought it from the Holy Land, so it is extra special.

  • 543
    Marisa G says:

    My favorite piece of holiday decor is a quilted Christmas Tree skirt that my grandmother made for me. It is brightly colored and ruffly, and just adds to the holiday happiness. Plus, it reminds me of her.

  • 544
    Trudie Vick says:

    I must say it has got to be the Christmas tree with all of it’s twinkling lights and decorations. Then the icing on the cake is putting all of the gifts under the tree. Of course this year there may be fewer after tonight. πŸ™‚

  • 545
    Annie says:

    My favorite holiday decor is the Christmas village that I display. It has become a tradition that I started when my son’s were very young. They are grown now, but they still look for the village when they come home for Christmas.

  • 546
    Rose Ann says:

    My Nativity is my favorite. It is the perfect reminder of what the season is all about.

  • 547
    Becky K. says:

    I don’t have any Christmas decorations of my own yet, but every year I love helping my grandma set up her tree with her Department 56 North Pole village underneath! It always looks so magical, especially when it’s all lit up!

  • 548
    foursenuff says:

    I love snowmen. I think they are so jolly and cute. Since we do not get snow much here in Alabama, it is as close as I am going to get. You northerners just laugh at our snow!!!!

  • 549

    If you come for a visit to my house at the Holidays, you will find my collection of hand-made stuffed Snowmen and Snow ladies lovingly scattered throughout the house!

  • 550
    Lesley says:

    My late brother-in-law was a glass blower. It makes me smile to bring out the ornaments he made us when he was a student and couldn’t afford anything “better” (ie. store bought) I only wish he had realized just how much he was appreciated when he was still around πŸ™

  • 551
    Robbin Clements says:

    I love putting all the Christmas ornaments my children have made through the years on our tree. My children are all grown up now and having babies of their own….but they love coming over and looking at those cute little creations they made. It seems that there is a story that goes with each one. As time goes by I will be giving those ornaments to them to put on their family trees!

  • 552
    Beverly says:

    I know this seems like a “well, duh” but my favorite thing is the Christmas tree itself.
    I have several in various shapes and sizes.
    I think the most I put up was 5 one year.
    My daughter graduated college mid-year after a long run at it and we had a celebraTION the whole month of December.

  • 553
    Patricia O says:

    Every year I still hang my stocking with care. My Aunt knitted it for me when I was born…a very long time ago. I think of her and all the traditions of my family when I was youg and the magic returns. Love it.

  • 554
    Katie J says:

    My Christmas tree! We cover it with ornaments that have so many memories. Every time we take a trip, we try to find an ornament that represents that place. It’s like a walk down Memory Lane!

  • 555
    Tammy says:

    My favorite piece(s) that I set out every year would be the miniature trees from Hallmark with all of their miniature ornaments. My husband’s mother started one for him years ago when he was a child. We continued to purchase them after we were married until they stopped making them. I love that even though the ornaments are tiny they have movable parts.

  • 556
    LoriO says:

    I love to hang my stockings above the fireplace!

  • 557
    saral says:

    My favorite thing is my nativity set that my grandmother painted. She painted it for me after my grandfather passed away as her “therapy”. She passed away this spring and even the thought of having something so special brings tears to my eyes.

  • 558
    Melanie Jones says:

    My nativity scene. It is so beautiful and reminds me of the meaning of Christmas.

  • 559
    PammyLou says:

    I have a string of three heavy brass bells on a beautiful burgundy cord. These bells belonged to my mom and dad and they were hung on the front door of our home every Christmas when I was young. My mom died when I was 10. Even though I received very little of her possessions, I was blessed to get these brass bells. I think of her every Christmas and know that her spirit is with me.

  • 560
    Breeonna Delaire says:

    Goodness, that’s a tough question. We’re a young family and still accumulating holiday decorations but I love to display our old and new ornaments. I also love to fill apothecary jars with bright glass balls to accent the season. I’ve found it’s an inexpensive way to use my jars in many seasons.

  • 561
    carin says:

    For the last several years (since I “grew up,”) I’ve picked up an ornament everywhere I’ve traveled – decorating the tree also serves as a flood of great memories with family and friends – it’s definitely my favorite part!

  • 562
    Liz Thomas (wifelady) says:

    I’m a huge fan of the TV show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (You know the one with the Bumble) — I have a ceramic town/village set based on the show and it has a ton of parts and takes forever to put out but I love it!

  • 563
    Amy C. says:

    I love to put out the children’s Christmas stockings. Seeing them hang on the mantel is wonderful!!

  • 564
    Karen says:

    Although I love Christmas lights, I have a beautiful table runner with holly and ivy on it. It was hand-embroidered by a woman that is now-deceased and I think of her every year when I set it out.

    Thanks for the contest Nichole and gang!

  • 565
    kasia says:

    My favourite piece of holiday decor is two-fold. A stocking my mom made for me when i was really young, about 3 or 4. It’s satin and has a little applique of a mouse with this super cute patchwork nightcap on it. She also made a ceramic ornament that matches, the litle mouse sleeping on the crescent moon, with this cute multi-coloured quilt. I always hang it last on the tree.

  • 566
    arlene says:

    My favorite is the Christmas tree. We go out to the forest with a group of friends for a marshmallow roast and tree hunt. Then when we set up the tree, it’s fun to put it together as a family and remember when we got each of the ornaments.

  • 567
    Rita says:

    The advent calendar is the first holiday item to be put up every year. The daily anticipation helps my kids make it thru to Christmas Eve.

  • 568
    Paula says:

    When I was very little we always traveled to Grandmother’s house in the country. She cooked and decorated and all the family came, but the one thing that I always looked for and loved the most was a very modest nativity set that she set out. It was well loved over the years so there were chips and glued-back- together pieces, but it didn’t matter, I loved it just as much. Many years later, I lovingly set up that same nativity set for my own little girl who seems to have the same awe as she gently unwraps each figurine and places it carefully in just the right spot as we tell each other the real Christmas story about baby Jesus.

  • 569
    Coco says:

    Hanging our stockings on Christmas eve is still as magical to me now as a grandmother as when I was a young child.

  • 570

    Well, I don’t celebrate Christmas. So I don’t have any tree or stockings or any of holiday decoration in my house. Since its summer here in Australia, I always change the accessories in my house to summer colors from cushion covers to wall decor to curtains…Nice to lighten up the house with bright summer colors:)

  • 571
    Bev says:

    I have so many things I love to decorate with at Christmas, but I must say without our little Nativity scene, it would not seem complete. We got it 34 years ago when we got married and it is as special today as it was then.

  • 572
    Janis says:

    My Christmas tree is my favourite! I love it when you turn the lights on for the first time and see it all aglow!

  • 573
    Laurie W. says:

    My favorite thing would have to be the Christmas Tree! My mom gave me the decorations that were mine from when I was little and I love putting them on the tree now with my daughter! Christmas is so much more fun through her eyes!

  • 574
    Colleen C. says:

    My favorite Christmas decoration is an old, old decoration my Mom gave me that she always put out when we were growing up. The decoration was a Christmas mouse made out of styrofoam and dressed in felt. We called her Mrs. Mouse and Christmas decorations were not complete until we put Mrs. Mouse in front of the fireplace. I now put Mrs. Mouse in front of my fireplace each Christmas and she reminds me of the many happy Christmases of my childhood!

  • 575
    Betty Wright says:

    My favorite Christmas decor is the scrapbook I made of the kids each year sitting on Santa’s lap. It started with my oldest who is now 16, when she was a baby. I added her brother in the picture when he was born. Each year I would cart the two off to the mall for the traditional photo. A couple of years ago my dd got too old for santa. Truth be told I am surprised she did it for that long. I still have that imaged framed and the rest scrapbooked. Too cute! Years of memories!

  • 576
    Cindy O says:

    I cross-stitched a Christmas-themed welcome right after my husband and I married 29 years ago. It has a lovely red frame. And every year I love hanging it up during the holidays.

  • 577
    mrstran says:

    I always look forward to setting out my nativity set with my 3 boys every year. They love to hear the story of Christmas and I love telling it to them. Every year before we pack it away, we always write the name of the child who will set baby Jesus in the manger onto a piece of paper and we pack it away. The anticipation of whose turn it is to do honors is so exciting!

  • 578
    Dianne K says:

    I am in my 70’s with 5 grown children and every Christmas we have a special place for all the items the children made thru the years at Christmas time. They bring back many good memories and we all love looking at them and remembering all those years that have gone by so fast.

  • 579
    M A says:

    My favorite holiday decor; all my nativities. Especially my Fisher Price and Mt St Helen’s Ash ones. The Fischer Price one helps to remind me to be a kid at heart during the holiday season.

  • 580
    yuki says:

    My favorite is the musical Santa Claus I received years ago from my grandma. He’s my favorite! Just makes me so happy every time…plus he sings my favorite Xmas tune perfectly! Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. πŸ™‚

  • 581
    Julie W. says:

    We have a few special ornaments that I love pulling out each year to put onto the tree.

  • 582
    Janice Marcham says:

    I think my favorite piece of holiday decor is a pine garland with tiny white twinkling lights that I put up on my hutch in the family room. I decorate it with many small homemade ornaments that I just love to look at! Turn off all the other lights at night and it’s just magical!

  • 583
    Cristina says:

    Ooh, good question. I think for me it’s just a good old-fashioned pine wreath. I love the smell of it. Nothing says “holidays” to me more. With that answer, can you guess which stamp set I’m most excited about this release, too? πŸ™‚

  • 584
    Jennifer Delaurier says:

    My favourite piece of holiday dΓ©cor is my Willow Tree manger .I just bring the holidays alive!!!!

  • 585
    AnnElise R. says:

    My favorite thing is a special Christmas tree ornament that “magically” turns the tree lights on and off! It’s a cute and unusual piece from my mother-in-law. It’s fun to see guest’s reactions to the lights working by themselves! πŸ™‚

  • 586
    Cyndie says:

    Great question! I have waaay too many holiday supplies, but my favorite is a set of tiny (about 1/2″ tall) hand carved wooden Santas that my husband bought before we were married. There are about 20 of them and we put them all over the living room in various places–on top of the clock, on the highest ridge of the entertainment center, peeking around corners, etc. Anyplace that is out of reach of the cats! Wait–scratch that–there is no place in this house that is out of reach of the cats…

  • 587
    Carol R says:

    Lights! Have to have them strung on the porch front and back. On an evergreen tree out front to welcome everyone that drives by. Everything looks so festive and dressed up from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day with lights along city streets and even in hills and mountains. There is something magical about them.

  • 588
    Kimberly Ann says:

    Our nativity set. My mother gave me the set she collected while all us children were living at home. It is a wonderful reminder of the reason for the season and wonderful holiday memories from my childhood.

    I am grateful to have this Christmas tradition from my childhood to share with my family and to pass on for future generations to enjoy.

  • 589
    Brenda R says:

    It is a wreath that I have made about 7 years ago. I used to have theme Christmas trees with handmade ornaments several years in a row. In a downsizing move, I just kept one or two from the different themes, and put them on the 36″ wreath. Lots of memories brought to mind as I see the various ornaments!

  • 590
    Amy says:

    I have a nativity set that my husband made me the first year we met. I knew he was a “keeper” right from the beginning πŸ™‚

  • 591
    erika says:

    My favorite piece of decoration to put out for Christmas is a teeny tiny plastic angel that my mom brought over with us from Germany in 1957. We are immagrants and I was only 5 years old and I remember that little angel and always thought it looked so tacky and cheap while I was in my teens. Now that I am almost 60 years old and my parents have downsized and moved into a retirement facility, I cherish this little scrappy angel and hopefully one day I will be able to hand it down to my daughter-in-law when my son marries.

  • 592

    Tree decorations – I love hanging the ornaments. I love to recall who gave me the ornament or if it’s a handmade; thinking of the person that made it. Some of my ornaments were bought on vacation – so I think back on what fun we had. I have picture ornaments of my boys when they were younger and one of my husband when he was a year and a half – it used to hang on his grandma’s tree – it’s one of my favorites!

  • 593
    Rhonda H says:

    I made cross stitch stocking the 1st yr we were married (22 yrs) and then for the boys. They are treasured items at Christmas. We also collect Swarovski Christmas ornaments which are all snowflakes.

  • 594
    Deanna Jean says:

    That would be my daughters Christmas sock. My daughter was born on the 16th of December and she came home in a hand made Christmas stocking. It has been her stocking every year and she will be 19 this December. Oh my…did I just say 19..can’t be..haha. We were told we might not be able to have children because I am an ovarian cancer survivor. So she is a true gift.

  • 595
    Julie S says:

    I am a Snowman collector and I have 3 Jim Shore Snowmen that my husband and 2 sons gave me years ago. I adore these folky snowmen… I put them up first and put them away last!

  • 596
    kristen m says:

    I love Christmas and all of the decorations and transformations that come along with the holiday. However, hands down, my absolute favorite:

    My great grandmother brought a full nativity set back from a trip to Jerusalem. I remember the thrill of helping put it out each year growing up and still feel the same tingle getting the box down now as an adult. My son (8) and daughter (7) love helping to put it out now.

  • 597
    Jeanne says:

    I love having small white candles in each window that glow into the night to offer joy and hospitality! The light of the world came for each one of us. JOY TO THE WORLD!

  • 598
    Josiane says:

    My favorite piece was a huge ball of red poinsettias in a red metal vase.

  • 599
    Kathy V. says:

    My Terry Redlin Winter Village. I love his art work, and I don’t do other Christmas decorating.

  • 600
    TracyTracy says:

    I have an angel made out of a handkerchief. I took it from my mom’s huge collection when I left home 20 years ago. Its pretty “country” but I really love it and every year it sits proudly on the center speaker of our stereo system- I might not celebrate by decorating traditionally and over-the-top like my mom did, but that angel oversees it all, nonetheless. Thanks.

  • 601
    Stacy says:

    My favorite piece of holiday decor is our Advent Calendar. Many years ago, my mom made one out of wood, painted a tree on it, and screwed little hooks on next to all the numbers. She bought little mini ornaments which we hung on the hooks for each day. My brother and I got to take turns putting the ornaments up each day – I got odd days, he got even. Now that I have my own family, my mother made me an Advent Calendar just like the one we had growing up! Last year my two year old daughter loved picking out the ornaments each day. I love that I could pass down such an awesome tradition.

  • 602
    Shirlann says:

    My ultimate, favorite decor items to decorate is my fireplace mantel. I have a wood mantel painted white so I love to lay a wide green pine bough with frosted crystals and snowflakes. I string icy star lights amongst the bough with crystal drop stones. Tucked in are the stocking hangers made of a heavy, smooth silver metal in the shape of reindeer and trees. The warm glow in the frosty setting makes me feel warm and happy!

  • 603
    Terri Moore says:

    That would be my Winnie The Pooh Menorah.

  • 604
    Jill S. says:

    Definitely Stockings! My family looks forward to these every year and the goodies inside. These are the favorite part of Christmas morning.

  • 605

    I don’t have any traditions yet because I’ve been living a different place every year in college, but my favorite thing my mom puts out every year is our mantelpiece arrangement- complete with boughs of evergreens, our reindeer stocking holders, and our nativity set. This release is making me excited for Christmas!

  • 606
    Shannon H. says:

    Every year we put out our Snowman cookie jar. We got it the first Christmas we were married. It was our first official Christmas decoration as a couple!

  • 607
    Charlene says:

    The outdoor Christmas lights. I set them up on auto timers so that they are already on when we get home from work in the evening. It brings that little extra cheer to the season – not to mention it helps us forget about the dreary, rainy, wet winters we have here.

  • 608
    Sunny Penn says:

    My favorite piece of decor is the wreath. That is why I am so excited to get your new wreath set! Thank you again for another wonderful month! You did an awesome job!

  • 609
    Heidi says:

    My favorite decoration to put out each year is a set of ornaments that I have with my brother and my names on them. They are over 30 years old!

  • 610
    Yvonne Snellings says:

    It would have to be the very first Hallmark ornament I bought when DH and I were dating. I just “knew” he was going to be the one so I needed to start an ornament collection. It’s a tiny little angel and she is proudly displayed towards the top each year.

  • 611
    Deb Zaremba says:

    Our Christmas tree. My husband and I decorate the tree together and it is a traditon that I love and look forward to every year. Of course our cats are very helpful also.

  • 612
    Lisa says:

    This is embarrassing… it’s one of those GIANT inflatable characters that people put on their lawns. Mine is a turkey. It goes up for the week before thanksgiving. Comes down the day after. I love that guy!

  • 613
    tinab158 says:

    Every year we set up a Dickens-style Christmas village, including carolers, snow-covered trees, a church, candy shop, an ice skating rink with moving skaters and many more holiday pieces! It’s relaxing to sit back and watch the lights flicker and imagine you are a part of the tiny town at Christmas time.

  • 614
    Gini Cagle says:

    I have a very elaborate Neapolitan Nativity. It’s my favorite thing because it represents what Christmas is all about.

  • 615
    Debbie says:

    My favorite piece of holiday decor is my christmas tree. The holiday just wouldn’t seem complete without it. It reminds me of being a child myself and how much excitement the season always brought.

  • 616
    Sharon says:

    My snowmen collection on my baby grand piano!

  • 617
    Kate says:

    I have a green ceramic tree that has little lights on it. I had one as a child at my grandmother’s house and it was lost in a move after she passed away. I was at a craft fair a few years ago and literally started crying in the woman’s booth when I saw them.

    I put it out every year and it brings me back to my grandmother’s house at Christmas.

  • 618
    Jeanne says:

    A manger set I bought at a craft show many years ago – made of corn husk – it is unique and beautiful.

  • 619
    Ruthie Ragsdale says:

    It would have to be the ornaments my kids and grandkids have made with their pictures on them. God made the family and family is Christmas.

  • 620
    Denise O says:

    Without a doubt…it is my Christmas Village. It was handed down to me by my mother and always brings warm Christmas memories for me.

  • 621
    Veronica says:

    My absolute all time favorite is the icicle lights! Something about them just make me feel like a kid again. I put them on my balcony, across the tops of my drapes, around my entertainment unit, over my inspiration board and around my desk at work! And…I don’t take them down until my birthday (1/12) tee hee…

  • 622
    Dana V. says:

    I have a ceramic Christmas Tree with those glass “lights” that fit in holes on the branches and are lit from within. It was my husband’s grandmother’s, and is both kitschy and classic. I love it!

  • 623
    Susan Fenton says:

    I love my glass turkey collection! I can’t wait to put them out – it’s the official start of the season for me!

  • 624
    Victoria in OHio says:

    I made a “charlie brown” christmas tree out of wood, painted it and painted all of the little ornaments- i love it because I made it with a friend years ago and it is sooo cute -about 3 feet tall in a wooden box. MY 2nd thing would be the Willow Tree Manger Scene that i put in my entry way every year – love it! I always hate to put that back away!

  • 625
    Anne-Marie Tribbett says:

    Our favorite piece of holiday decor is the nativity set that my husbands Aunt gave to him when he left home. It is a hand made beautifully colored carved wood set that has so much sentimental value as well as brings out the true meaning of Christmas!

  • 626
    Leora says:

    HI Nichole and everyone! That one is easy for me. I love putting out our Menorah! We have a very large one that once belonged to my great grandparents. Of course, we have several smaller ones too! I can’t believe we are talking about he holidays already. Happy Holiday season to all!

  • 627
    C Burke says:

    I would have to say my favorite(s) are all of the handmade ornaments which we put on our Christmas tree each year. There are some made of painted cornstarch clay from the first year my husband and I were married and on a tight budget since we were still in college. Then, more I made from wooden spools and scraps of trim and beads, walnut shell ornaments, some made from pine cones and those which I made from felt and decorated with embroidery, paper cast and beeswax cast ornaments. Most of all I treasure those made by my daughter in Sunday School when she was about three years old. Each one is precious and brings back so many good memories as we hang it on the tree every year. Now, my little grandsons love to help us decorate the tree. They, too, enjoy looking at each one and picking their favorites to hang on just the right branch.

  • 628
    Kathy Allen says:

    I have two actually! The first is a gold metal candle holder. When you light the candles the heat rises and turns the angels and they “ding” the bells as they go ’round and ’round! It was my favorite as a child and a gift from my Mom. The next is a set of porcelein(?) faced angels whose dresses are covered with colored feathers. These were passed down from my Grandmother who clipped these to her plastic tree each year. I don’t know how old these decorations are, but they are truly worth a mint to me!!

  • 629
    Holly F. says:

    Every year I put a delicate wooden ornament on the top of our tree. It is a mother deer with her fawn..very sweet and 70ish….my Mom bought it the year I was born. I remeber it as a kid and as an adult I always pack and unpack it carefully each year and remember fond Christmas memories.

  • 630
    Vicki says:

    I love snowmen and have such a huge collection that I change the little fellas up every year. The one thing that I put out each and every year is my Nativity set…….just a reminder of the true spirit and meaning of Christmas

  • 631
    Stephanie O. says:

    My favorite is a snowman that is sitting a patch of ice and is ice fishing. It was given to me by my father the Christmas before he passed away. I actually leave it out all year long.

    Thank you for such an amazing giveaway!

  • 632
    Jody says:

    i love the nativity set my mother made and painted when we were children….it was as beautiful then as it is today.

  • 633
    Myrna Holstrom says:

    My favorite holiday item for Christmas is my tree. It has both multi-colored and white lights, and I have an enormous collection of the Hallmark Disney ornaments that I started collecting when my oldest son was a year old. He is now 21, and so far each year we have all gathered together as a family to decorate the tree. He has just moved into his first apartment (sniff) and I am hoping he will still come and help decorate the tree! *fingers crossed*

  • 634
    Debbie says:

    I put up two trees every year – one with glass collectible ornaments and the other, my favorite, is the tree the holds all the ornaments my two children,(ages 23 & 24), made while growing up. Also hanging on this tree are Hallmark ornaments they picked out each year. They always went for the movement ornaments, so the tree is quite noisy with all the little motors going. Now that they’re grown and not home so much anymore, that noisy, paper ornament filled tree is priceless. LOVE IT!

  • 635
    Jo Eades says:

    My favourite thing is the Christmas tree. I love it’s pretty lights and sparkly decorations.

  • 636
    Ree says:

    My tree top angel is my favorite decoration. Makes me smile when I look at her.

  • 637
    Barbara Vogt says:

    Our nativity set is first out and last to be put away every year, because that is what Christmas is all about.

  • 638
    Marjorie Henseler says:

    I guess my favorite would be lights – lights (lots of them) on the main tree, lighted garland on the stairs and loft railing and above the fireplace, lighted wreaths in the windows, lights on the porch columns, lights above the kitchen cabinets and on the screen porch. I love holiday lights!

  • 639
    Nancy Thomas says:

    My favorite piece is our nativity scene. It’s so beautiful in old world colors. It’s not really that valuable in dollars as we purchased it at Sam’s Club for $30. But it was one of the first holiday items my husband and I purchased together as husband and wife. I cherish it for that reason as well as it’s symbolism.

  • 640
    Stephanie says:

    the tree ornaments that were mine as a child, some are very 70s looking and my children do not understand their appeal πŸ™‚

  • 641
    Dawn says:

    My boyfriend is in airframe design, getting his master’s in aerospace engineering, so every year, I hang airplane ornaments that I’ve collected. A lot of them are very shiny and sparkle in amongst the Christmas lights!

  • 642

    Even though my decor theme changes each year, we always set out our family stockings that I found one year at Target on clearance – they are monogrammed initialed for each of our first names and color coordinated for our favorite colors…my son loves the stockings as our tradition πŸ™‚

  • 643
    Gabby says:

    The funky little, bright colored, pieced felt “santa slippers” that Mom used to put in front of the cardboard Christmas fireplace that she set up every yr in our living room. So many good Christmas morning memories … .

  • 644
    Keva Brown says:

    Well…we just moved into our first home last fall, so there isn’t an “every year” piece yet. I’d have to say, though, that the wreath I created for the fireplace is lovely and I cannot wait to put it up again. Our home is pretty neutral, but the wreath has a little bling so it’s fun!

  • 645
    katevdp says:

    We have a gorgeous knitted “Christmas Tree Guard” named Barnaby that was given to me by my favourite Aunt about 20 years ago. He is covered in Christmas icons – trees, holly, presents, 5 gold rings etc. I just LOVE him. He stands next to our tree and ‘guards’ the presents. Christmas just isn’t Christmas without Barnaby!

  • 646
    betty lou says:

    The nativity scenes I place around our house are the most important pieces of decor because the birth of the Christ Child is why we have Christmas, and I want my family to be constantly reminded of God’s love for us during the hustle and bustle of the season. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • 647
    laurensmom22 says:

    My favorite is the olive wood nativity set I bought on a trip to Israel. I love it because it came from a place with such historic and religious meaning. It is a reminder of why we celebrate the holiday.

  • 648
    Judy says:

    My menorah that is made in Israel.

  • 649
    Julie hunt says:

    I love Christmas lights on the house and the lights on the tree. Its what sets the mood for me.

  • 650
    Jess Kruegel says:

    My wonderful in-laws gave us a beautiful bird in a birds nest several years ago (before kids) to place in our christmas tree each year. Its a german tradition and is supposed to bring you luck in the new year. Now that we have kids, we like to share that story with them as to why we put a birds nest in our christmas tree. we feel so lucky and blessed to share that memory with our children each year.

  • 651
    Sandra B. says:

    I love putting all of the ornaments on the tree. Each ornament has its own memory or something special related to it. Some were handmade by grandparents no longer here with us. Some were made by the kids throughout the years. Some were given to us and some were bought by us. It’s fun to remember where we got each one as we put them on the tree – lots of happy memories.

  • 652

    Christmas lights! Love untangling them, hanging them and seeing lights from my window all season! πŸ™‚

  • 653
    Diane says:

    My favorite holiday decoration is a handwritten “plan” to catch Santa putting gifts under the tree, written by my son when he was a little boy. It is a treasure I found in his room and I secretly stashed it away until he was an adult. I proudly share it out in the open for all visitors to read. When his little girl is old enough to read, she will enjoy the “scene” he plays out in his grade school handwriting. It’s a joy to display this every year and think of the wonder he had of Santa as he very carefully and secretly wrote the plan when he and my daughter camped out in their sleeping bags under the Christmas tree that year.

  • 654
    LeighAnne says:

    One constant for us is the Trip to Bethlehem advent calendar. It was my husband’s as a child and his mother had it copied and redone for us so my children have grown up with it as well. We rotate who gets to start so they each get a turn reading the Christmas Eve entry….

  • 655
    nkmac says:

    I have my Grandfathers clear plastic tree that you put together I would guess it is 7″ or 8″ high,I hang teeny tiny balls on, I have collected vintage ones to add to what I “inherited” from my mom. You see my mother and grandfather are long gone so it always comes out and reminds me of my childhood. I love that little tree like no other.

  • 656
    jaime aldridge says:

    it would have to be the book that my now 12 yr old daughter made when she was in 2nd grade. it is ‘the night before christmas’ hand made out of construction paper. she wrote every word. she drew every scene. it has cotton balls and small candy and tons of glitter glued on the pages. her teacher said that she started the class in early october so it would be finished by christmas! it is so beautiful and i tear up every year when i see it.

  • 657
    LindaH says:

    I have so many…but there is one that brings a tear to my eye every year…it is a handmade wreath ornament that a customer made for me when I was a teller several years ago…she was an elderly lady, and came in to the bank that day, just to bring me the gift she had made, and as she was leaving the bank, she was struck by a car and passed away. I know that this is so sad…but I can’t help but think of her every year when I see this wonderful handmade gift from an angel.

  • 658
    Lisa says:

    Our Christmas tree! We have collected ornaments from every trip/vacation that we have taken through the years, as well as added all the hand made ornaments by each of us and family and friends. When we sit near it at night with the twinkly lights on and all the memories for us to savor, it just feels so good!

  • 659
    diana says:

    I love our stockings! They match our tree skirt. They are really simple and classic and set the mood for the holiday season!

  • 660
    Amy Zwierz says:

    My Santa Claus collection, for sure. I remember when and where I got every Santa from. I love them all, whether they are worth a lot of money or one my kids see in the dollar store and purchase it for mr.

  • 661
    Sam says:

    My Christmas candles. They smell and look beautiful. I also love playing my Bing Crosby White Christmas CD. Blissful!

    πŸ™‚
    Sam.

  • 662
    Lori says:

    I have a menorah that my grandmother gave me when I left for college so that I’d have one to light when I was away from home. Seeing it brings back lots of fond memories of her.

  • 663
    Helen F. says:

    I love putting all my ornaments on the tree each year. I have so many that were given to me by family and friends. It takes hours because I have each one separately wrapped with the name of the giver and the year I received it ~ so many wonderful memories!

  • 664
    Tricia Dee says:

    One of my favorites is the “Christmas People” which is what my youngest son called our Nativity set! We still call it that even though my son is now almost 15!

  • 665
    Sue K says:

    When I hang the brass bells, still on their beautiful old ribbon, in the living room doorway, I know that Christmastime has arrived. They’re the first thing out of the boxes! My mother hung them in her house every year that I can remember, and not a person would go by without giving them a jingle. That sound, in my house now, reminds me of her and the beautiful traditions she started in my family, and is such a joyful noise to all of us!

  • 666
    Linda C. says:

    Nativity set because that’s the meaning of Christmas.

  • 667
    Kristie H says:

    I started collecting Swarovski crystal christmas tree ornaments for my husband and my first Christmas together. I love bringing home the new one each year and adding it to the ones already on the tree. It’s a great way of celebrating our lives together each Christmas. The trick now is to keep my 3 1/2 and 2 year old from wanting to see if they can pull them down and look/play with them. But even a broken one will bring us memories the following years.

  • 668
    ASHLEY says:

    Well, I live at home with my parents but every year I just loveeeee making our home look OH soooo CHristmasssssy ! My favorite thing so far was last year when I went crazy and hung snowflakes all around the house hanging from the ceiling, because I was wishing it would snow in FL. It kinda worked lol we got fluriess one night it was AMAZING!!

  • 669
    Mia says:

    I love each of my Christmas tree ornaments – the ones my husband has bought me over the years, all the handmade ones from my boys, one teeny, chipped little red ball that my dad & I would hang together each year. Even though I can’t possibly fit them all on each year, they bring back such great memories as I sort through them, trying to decide which will make it onto our tree.

  • 670

    My favorite piece of holiday decor is my advent calendar. I just love how festive it is!

  • 671
    Tracy says:

    oh gosh, my old latchhook Santa stocking. I have had that since I was 6 years old. Still hang it every year, and always enjoy opening the presents in there after the presents under the tree.

  • 672

    My olive tree Nativity set my brother brought back from Jerusalem. I love it because its from the Holy Land, it depicts one of the most important events on this earth and it is a constant reminder of my Savior and also my sweet brother who brought it to me. I love it with all my heart!

  • 673
    Cindy S says:

    Oh that’s tough. I have 2. The wooden Advent calendar, my kids love putting together the nativity scene with all the magnetic pieces, and the ornaments. My daughter is a great help asking about each ornament, “When and where did we get this one Mom?”. One of those traditions I treasure.

  • 674
    Lisa carter says:

    A big stuffed hippo.
    *Sings* We have a hippopotomous for Christmas..
    My daughter and I have had an ongoing gag every Christmas since we discovered that song together.
    πŸ™‚

  • 675
    Crisanne says:

    I love decorating my tree! As a child my grandparents would give me an ornament each year. They were always different, some vintage, some modern, some trendy, some just different! My favorites are a glittery strawberry, and a stick horse. My husband and I have carried on this tradition with our children. Our tree is an eclectic collage of colors and textures, and I love it!

  • 676
    Elizabeth B says:

    OK…my favorite would have to be a collection rather than 1 item. I sort of “collect” Christmas trees of all sizes and made out of all different sorts of materials. I have about 30 trees, and I love putting them out each year.

  • 677
    Melissa sibert says:

    Our favorite thing to put out at Christmas is our tree. I love the joy and delight my sons ( ages 9 and 7) express each time we put it up and pull out all the ornaments. It’s like opening a whole lot of little presents for them to rediscover the ornaments. I love watching them put them in just the “right” places and how they love the star on top that lights up. We also like out nativity we put out too. It was a yearly gift to me as I was growing up from my precious Godparents.

  • 678
    Therese says:

    I have two favorite things that I always place on our tree – a wooden bird ornament beautifully painted with a flower on its belly (my favorite ornament) and the small colored paper lanterns that I randomly put over the white lights on the tree. It adds the final touch to our tree and I am always in awe how beautiful the tree is with them.

  • 679
    Margie Conway says:

    My absolute favorite item is a handmade Polish Nativity set given to our family while we were living in Germany. Our neighbors, a Chaplain and his family, surprised us with it right before Christmas. It became even more meaningful when they told us Polish women make and sell them to help support their families. It will always be a treasure!

  • 680
    Deborah Titus says:

    I love the holidays…my favorite is my mitten tree. This is a tree of mittens I have given my grandkids each year, and then I retrieve them at the end of winter. We have some pairs and some singles, but so fun to stop and remember when… There are 9 grandkids, so a huge variety.

  • 681
    Donna O. says:

    Ok, this might sound like a non-original idea but I love to put up the Christmas tree and the reason is on our tree is an ornament that represents the places we have visited and the things my kids were into that year. For example my now 12 yr old daughter got braces on last yr. so her ornament for 2009 was a smiling brace face girl. It is just so cute to see their faces as they take out “their” ornaments and they remember why they chose that one and they get to put it up. Every year I put their initials on it and the year so we don’t forget. Then on their wedding day I will bravely box them all up and give it to them to share with their new life. (That part I’m not ready for yet, but right now that is the plan)

  • 682
    Danisha says:

    It is an wooden snowman that my friend made me it is about 3 feet tall and is very early American looking. Love the look and love the one who gave it to me!

  • 683
    Barbara says:

    I decorate to the max for the holidays, so there are ton of things I put out every year–it would be hard to pick one favorite, but I guess if I had to choose one it would be my antique Santa collection.

  • 684
    Wendy Sue says:

    I have several nativity sets we put out ea