|Green and White Tree|
These images can be used for all of those Christmas related things ... gift tags, your own greeting cards, blog posts, table-seating cards and even used in papier mache wrapped christmas balls to hang on your tree. Whatever you can create from paper or card stock, and I suppose if you really wanted you could print one up on iron-on transfer paper and make yourself an ugly Christmas sweater.
Most of the images of objects are items either I, or one of the family have (or still) owned over the years. My favourite things are my village pieces (right now about 60 or so), but I also love Hallmark's singing snowmen items. Then of course, there are the elves :) The Christmas tree is one I don't own any longer. The older I get, the less I want to deal with a huge tree and all the ornaments. After our kids grew up, I was the one who had to decorate the tree, usually alone. With kids, it's a fun job but alone ... not so much. While it looks pretty, it's also one of the most time-consuming jobs for me, and I'm sort of done with it.
One a side note, if you want just the objects, isolated on a transparent background so you can fit your own background in behind it, visit JustPng.com. There's 3 pages of Christmas items you can download (probably be adding more but 3 pages for now).
|Railing in our old house.|
When I was younger I did up all the banisters and railings in the house with lighted greenery and bows, and did all the rooms visitors would see, but not any more. Besides, we head to Florida within a couple of days of Christmas being over, and I don't want to spend too much time taking stuff down and putting it away (nor do I want to have to come home in April or May and put it away).
|Part of the village before I added to it.|
Sometimes when the house is fitted out for Christmas I wish I could leave some of it year round (the village pieces in particular), but I know it wouldn't take long for me to want it packed away. These days, I prefer a cleaner look with very few knick-knacks about.
I'm constantly paring down the display items until there is very little on any tables or cabinets. Over the last couple of years I have gotten rid of more Christmas items than I kept, but I still have a lot. I just don't put them all out any more.
Anyhow, I hope some of you can put these images to good use.
|NOT "Elf on the Shelf" ... these elves are from the 1950s, way before Elf On the Shelf came about.|
|Vintage Papier Mache Carolers|
|Santa in a Wicker Sleigh|
|Noah's Ark in Christmas Lights|
|Resin Family of Snowpeople.|
'K folks, that's all for today. There's more, of course but only so much at once!
Hope y'all have yourselves a terrific week.