I came across this wonderful 12 Days of Christmas Blog Challenge over at Abbey’s blog threecatsandagirl. It was originally introduced by abbeycoseattle when she presented it earlier this month. As soon as I saw this, I knew that it would be so much fun. It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for to share some Christmas cheer on my blog. I’d like to say thanks to both of these wonderful ladies!
- Link back to Abbey’s original post here so that way she can see who all is joining and she can follow along.
- Link back to any one of my posts in the challenge so that way I can follow along too
- Save the image and join in for the fun!
12 Days of Christmas
Christmas is upon us and I still have 3 days to post on the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge. For days 10 & 11, I’m going to talk about #10 Decorations – silver and gold, or red and green, and also #11 Your Christmas Dinner Menu.
#10 – Decorations – silver & gold, or red & green?
I started thinking about this question a few days ago. I realized that our Christmas decorations are pretty much every color under the sun, and yesterday, I shared some of our decorations. I’ve included a link for you here.
I don’t feel like we’ve never gone with a color theme, but we do have more red and green decorations than silver and gold. I truly love decorating with traditional Christmas colors like blue, red, green, gold, and even purple. Gold hasn’t been a favorite, but when I see decorations like these in the following pictures, I want to switch it all up and go with silver and gold forever. These are stunning to me…
I’d love to have a tree like this one below next year. What do you think? I love the way they incorporated the blue ornaments.
What do you think? Silver and gold, or red and green?
All this talk about silver and gold reminds me of the song by Burl Ives titled “Silver and Gold” which is from the Rudolph Christmas special.
#11 Your Christmas Dinner Menu
I tend to stick with basics during holidays. On Thanksgiving we have Turkey and on Christmas we have ham. For Thanksgiving, it’s pumpkin pie and for Christmas, it’s cherry cheesecake. Here’s what I’m making this year…
- Fresh homemade salsa and chips
- Spicy queso dip
- Deviled eggs
- Mashed potatoes and gravy
- Roasted beets and carrots
- Kibbie – Syrian dish
- Candied sweet potatoes? I might request my mom to make these. 😁
- Cherry cheesecake
So, what are you cooking this Christmas? Do you prefer red and green decorations or silver and gold?