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Celebrating Christmas

When Kate Martin from Beautiful Days (and ice skating party fame) shared this latest batch of photos with me, I immediately knew that this talented lady and I are truly kindred spirits. Her crafting, decorating and cooking endeavors know no bounds and I just adore everything she creates. Today Kate is sharing a little glimpse at how her family celebrates Christmas, with love and laughter and crafts and big dollops of whipped cream atop hot cocoa. The holidays officially get started when Kate, her husband Daytes and their son Wyatt go out to cut down a tree…

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Kate then crafted paper chain garlands and wrapped candle holders in colorful patterned papers from Gus & Ruby Letterpress.

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Clusters of lanterns and candles are sprinkled throughout the house and baskets full of ornaments add sparkle and color.

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Wyatt gets involved in the crafting fun, making homemade gift wrap with stamps and glitter alongside his friend Sage (daughter of photographer Geneve Hoffman).

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And the whole house shines with sparkle and Christmas glow…

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Talk about an inspiration! I love seeing a home filled with holiday spirit and a family that celebrates together in the simplest yet most meaningful of ways. Thank you so much for sharing, Kate!

{Photos by Geneve Hoffman.}

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Victoria

Saturday 1st of January 2011

What a sweet family, your tree is lovely! .-= Victoria's most recent blog post: Dreaming of a New Year =-.

Holiday Cheer! | Beautiful Days Wedding and Event Planning, Floral and Lighting Design

Thursday 23rd of December 2010

[...] The Sweetest Occasion has featured our family holiday decorating and tree trimming from last season captured so perfectly by Geneve Hoffman! Check out the blog post and get into the holiday spirit! [...]

craftywife

Thursday 23rd of December 2010

Your tree came out gorgeous, I love the homemade garlands!

lydia {ever ours}

Wednesday 22nd of December 2010

love how they got the whole family involved! .-= lydia {ever ours}'s most recent blog post: love fall into love again =-.

Leila Brewster

Wednesday 22nd of December 2010

this makes my heart warm.. there is such a warmness and sense of family in these photos! love it! .-= Leila Brewster's most recent blog post: los angeles family photography – los angeles wedding photography =-.