WHITE CHRISTMAS PART I

 The Christmas tree at The Palace Hotel in NYC. 

The Christmas tree at The Palace Hotel in NYC. 

  Inspiration board photos courtesy of (from upper left clockwise) Atlantic Pacific, Home and Cottage, Almost Makes Perfect, Harper's Bazaar, Atlantic Pacific, Homesteading, The Real Catwalk, Selina Lake, Atlantic Pacific. 2016.

Inspiration board photos courtesy of (from upper left clockwise) Atlantic Pacific, Home and Cottage, Almost Makes Perfect, Harper's Bazaar, Atlantic Pacific, Homesteading, The Real Catwalk, Selina Lake, Atlantic Pacific. 2016.

 My gorgeous cousin, Ailie, and her handsome fiance, Ben, are definitely couple's style goals! 

My gorgeous cousin, Ailie, and her handsome fiance, Ben, are definitely couple's style goals! 

 My mom's beautiful Christmas tree!

My mom's beautiful Christmas tree!

 Photo courtesy of Courtney Pelot. 

Photo courtesy of Courtney Pelot. 

 Ben and Ailie's engagement photos are so dreamy and magical! I just loved the twirling shots of Ailie's tulle skirt! 

Ben and Ailie's engagement photos are so dreamy and magical! I just loved the twirling shots of Ailie's tulle skirt! 

 A detail shot of my mom's beautiful Christmas tree. 

A detail shot of my mom's beautiful Christmas tree. 

 Courtney and I had a festive sleepover viewing party for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

Courtney and I had a festive sleepover viewing party for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

 High tea at The Wisconsin Room at The American Club in Kohler, WI. Photo courtesy of The American Club. 

High tea at The Wisconsin Room at The American Club in Kohler, WI. Photo courtesy of The American Club. 

 Illustration by Madalyn Manzeck. 2016. 

Illustration by Madalyn Manzeck. 2016. 

 Illustration by Madalyn Manzeck. 2016. 

Illustration by Madalyn Manzeck. 2016. 

The holiday season of Christmas and New Years is my absolute favorite time of year! All of the decorations are so festive and everything is just so magical! I wanted to share a couple of my favorite things about Christmas and I hope you share some of yours as well too!

A few of my favorite Christmas things: 

Outdoor Activity: Downhill skiing

Indoor Activity: Snuggling into a pile of fuzzy blankets in front of the fireplace and watching a Christmas movie

Christmas Song: "There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays" by Perry Como and "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby

Christmas Movie: White Christmas

Cookie: Pecan Nougat

Outfit: I always enjoyed wearing matching dresses with my sister when we were little! 

Tradition: My family always eats enchiladas for dinner on Christmas Eve! We can't really remember how or why it started but we all love it and always look forward to it. 

Ornament: The angel topper I made in preschool from a paper plate and some glitter. I still use it on top of my mini gold tree! 

Present: The mini Ski Doo snowmobile my dad got for my brother, sister, and I to share when we were growing up in elementary school. We would hook up a sled behind it and pull each other around! 

Favorite Christmas: The Christmas of 2005 because my family lived in Lake Tahoe, California for the month of December and it was so magical with the gigantic trees and mounds of snow. I enjoyed watching the skiers at Heavenly Mountain Resort and staying cozy at Starbucks while sipping on a peppermint mocha and eating a cranberry bliss bar. It was a truly magical Christmas! 

What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions!? I would love to hear! 

God's richest and warmest blessings,

Madalyn Joy