How To Have a Classy Christmas

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How was your Christmas?  Ours was just lovely.  My girls are now almost 5 and almost 2, and it is such a sweet age.  They get excited about the presents but aren’t greedy.  The first gifts they opened were Cinderella coloring books, and they sat reading them page by page before moving on to another gift.

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And Girl 1 was so excited to see Baby Jesus in the manger scene here at home, and in the one at church.

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I have a few tips on having a classy Christmas:

Send out Christmas cards emblazoned with the logo of your favorite retailer:


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Cut down a tree with a skinny trunk, so you can use guy wire to hold it up.


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Show your daughter the movie Cinderella, shortly before hanging up your favorite glass slipper tree ornament.

“I’ll make it fit!”


Leave other breakable ornaments in her reach.  A decapitated ballerina mouse is a nice touch.


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Keep your decorations simple.

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Don’t worry about the rest of the house.


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Come down with a cold.  Sit around the house sniffling for two days after Christmas, red-nosed and bedraggled, sharing germs with your visiting brother.


 Do not–under any circumstance–pick up any toys.

Stay classy y’all!

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6 thoughts on “How To Have a Classy Christmas

  1. I totally didn’t pick up toys for DAYS – it got to the point where I had cleaned so little that Elizabeth was tracking Christmas tree needles all over the house, so I had to suck it up and vacuum 😛 Looks like you all had a great Christmas!

  2. Haha, love this!
    Our tree has a skinny little trunk too, and is being held up with twine. And sorry about the glass slipper ornament! One of Evie’s ornaments broke about 10 seconds after I let her “hold” it. Makes me wonder how many more ornaments will be sacrificed each Christmas due to curious little hands. 😛

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