Welcome to Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! Today’s theme is Christmas Movies. We all know there are so many wonderful Christmas movies. Once you can’t pass up when flipping through the channels. I recently participated in a 25 Christmas Movies Blog Hop where we each did a project based on a different movie. My selection was Elf! And, while that movie is one of my favorites, it’s not my all-time favorite. My all-time favorite Christmas movie is Miracle on 34th Street. Both versions are great, but I’m partial to the original.
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Miracle on 34th Street
Almost 3 years ago, after an extensive search, we thought we had found the perfect house for our family. We had outgrown our old house and were patiently looking for the right house in our town.
Just before Thanksgiving, we put in an offer on an estate sale. It needed major work, but we were up for the task.
IronFish and I hadn’t told the kids because we knew it could be a long process and wanted to wait until we knew more. We began planning how we would tell them. It was decided if we knew we had the house before Christmas, we were going to wrap up a picture of the house and give it to the kids for Christmas!
Needless to say, by Valentine’s Day, we were back to looking. But, my prayer had been we would find the right house for our family. That obviously wasn’t the right house. After a bit more searching, we found OUR house!
Ironically, it’s the same model house as the first one, in the same neighborhood! But, it’s a much better location and it had a fireplace and a full basement, two things the previous one didn’t.
We’ve turned it into our dream home.
But, it’s always stuck with me that I wanted to wrap up the house to give to our children. The only thing Susan wanted Mr. Kringle to give her was the perfect house.
Gift Wrapping a House
IronFish and JuneBug enjoy putting all the Christmas Lights on the house every year after Thanksgiving. Each year they add something new. With a new porch and front walkway, they had a new canvas to work with.
As I was thinking of how I wanted to decorate this year, I had Miracle on 34th Street playing in the background (the newer version because it was on TV!). I realized I could hang presents on the wall!
I currently only have a few pictures hanging on the wall. Like this one:
With the last name Fish, are you really surprised?
To coordinate with the modern farmhouse theme we have going, I grabbed a roll of craft paper to cover the canvas.
Painters tape turned out to be the best tape to adhere to the backside of the canvas. I also wrapped some twine around the picture. I use Command Strips to hang pictures, so I made sure they weren’t covered by the paper.
A wreath pick finished off the look. I love the simplicity of the brown paper. A simple way to decorate for Christmas.
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