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Church @ Christmas

The Celebration Center



Glittery angels.


Three big wreaths (almost 7 foot and 2 5 1/2 foot), draped in rich, royal red.

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9-foot trees on tables with very glittery gold garlands.


Giant lighted garland and 16 pots of poinsettias.


The Garage


Flocked greenery.


Twinkling, sparkly snow-draped surfaces.


A seventeen-foot tree laden with clear and white ornamentations and antique gold and silver accents.


5-foot wreaths flanking a  wintry, but warm stagescape.


And etc.

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Northern Hills was built to be decorated for Christmas.  The hallways and cafe and foyers are warm yellows and golds, lending themselves to the perfect background for the reds and greens and silvers and golds of Christmas.  Oversized trees and wreaths are a must with such high ceilings.  The Celebration Center is decorated in traditional symbols of the season, the jewle-toned colors that make it Christmas.  The very dark Garage has “lighted snow” and flocked greenery because anything else would totally disappear.  The centerpiece of the display there is a 17-foot tree we created and adorned with hundreds of crystal clear and milky white ornaments, dotted with antique golds and silvers: a shimmery forest feel.

How many thousands of lights?  I lost count.  How many trees were re-purposed into over-sized wreaths and giant trees)?  A couple dozen between last year and this.  How many nice people helped?  A lot!

The real question is: what makes me, months before Christmas, start sketching designs and pouring over design websites dreaming about what the church could look like at Christmas?  Somebody stop me!  j/k

9-Day Christmas Countdown from the Cubicle

Stormie and Amber-i like to give their workspace a personal touch.

When you are creative and colorful and you are forced to work in a beige-windowless-cube-filled work space with a bunch of odds and ends people, it is no wonder you look for any and all reasons to cheer up the ol’ cubicle during Christmas!  The lighting is bad, but you can see that Amber and Stormie had their fun being decorative and merry!

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There is Stormie’s modèrne garland. 

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This is where Stormie spends lots of hours making sure the billboards you see all over the country are quite attractive and high-quality in color!

Stormie made a mobile from scraps using a snowflake as the topper.  And has a big paper star over her desk.

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There’s Amber-i’s fancy snowflakes!  And her room-view.

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They are so sweet, Stormie and Amber.  They keep mini-candy canes and lots of chocoltae candy around for visitors who drop by.  They are sweet hostesses.  Right there in the windowless cubicle.

The tree is festooned with finger-knitted string garland (which is what Stephanie Kelley, my other uber-creative daughter put all over her large tree at home: finger knitting!  It is all the rage!)

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But the pièce-de-résistance?  The merriest part of it all?  Oh yeah, baby~



Edward, ready for Christmas!  Q:  Edward looking at you from his spot between the keyboard and the monitor?  Or Edward on a bed of tinsel garland??

What did you do to your work-space???

SEE AMBER’S beautiful designs for GIFTS!