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our family's vintage christmas tree.

our 12 ft. christmas tree adorned with grandma grace’s vintage ornaments | Meghan Kennedy 12/5/23

My childhood home is filled with intentional decor, beautiful memories, and thoughtful traditions carried out year after year around the holidays.

My parents decorate for every holiday but there’s something special about Christmas time. Maybe it’s the six Christmas trees, or all the vintage ceramics handprinted by my Mom. Regardless - the feeling of peace, love, and joy is eminent as soon as you spot the garland on their doorframe.

Every decoration and tree tells a tale - capturing a memory or moment in time held near and dear to each of our hearts in a different way.

The big 12-foot Christmas tree in the foyer has been a show stopper since we moved to Cedarbrook 21 years ago. Family and friends love to admire Grandma Grace's vintage ornament collection at our annual family Christmas party or Christmas open house my parents used to host.

Mom and Dad have spent countless hours decorating, cooking, and preparing to open their home to all during the holiday season. But it doesn’t stop there - the gift of hospitality extends to anyone at any time - no matter the season or reason.

My parents do it with an open heart because that is what God has called them to do.

They have taught us endless lessons - but this particular one has really stuck with Ryan and I. We have fallen in love with cooking, hosting, and offering a moment of peace for those who grace our space. Check out our vintage Christmas tablescape from last year.

We learned from our parents that food gathers folks - always. The conversations had around the dinner table are more important than the ones at work or on Facebook. Time is fast and fleeting and all we are guaranteed is this moment in time.

We are so thankful for the greatest gift - family and the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ (Matthew 1:21).

Reminding you that gifts are not always physical things. Encouraging you to give the gift of joy, peace, love, hope, generosity, kindness, and goodness this holiday season.

Cheers, Meghan

photography: @lucid.ladybug | all rights reserved.


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