2021 Christmas Tour - A Meaningful Christmas

2021 Christmas Tour - A Meaningful Christmas

Welcome to The Stonybrook House 2021 Christmas Tour ~ A Meaningful Christmas. 

This year I joined a group of talented bloggers to share our festive homes for Christmas. Marty from A Stroll Thru Life hosts this tour.  Thank you, Marty, for all the hard work that goes into setting this up.

If you are coming from, Designing Vibes, a special Merry Christmas to you! I'm Lori! Hubby and I moved into this little 1960 brick fixer upper last year and we are in the process of totally transforming this little gem.

So, decorating for Christmas can be a little challenging when you're dealing with torn down walls and dust everywhere, but I'm not going to let that stop me from making this Christmas as meaningful as possible.

That's my focus this year, only putting up Christmas decor that is meaningful to us.

Starting with our Outdoor Nativity Scene. We built that nativity 5 years ago and love putting it out every year. Christ is the meaning of Christmas and we want to share that with our neighborhood.

Outdoor Nativity Scene

If you're interested, I did create a Nativity Ebook, with templates and complete instructions on how to build one yourself. 

Just email me for more information. thestonybrookhouse@gmail.com

I just love our Christmas tree. This is the first year we've decorated it. For the past couple of years we haven't put anything on it, except for words.  

Living room Christmas tree

I have the words, love, joy, peace and believe on the tree. Those words are so meaningful to us.

love on the Christmas tree

Joy on the Christmas Tree

Peace on the Christmas Tree

Believe on the Christmas Tree

We started this 'word' tradition a couple of years ago, and they will go on the tree every year from now on.

This little train has gone under our Christmas tree for probably 30 years. I don't even remember where it came from, but we have so many memories of the kiddos playing with it.

Train under the Christmas tree

Hubby and I built that Christmas Tree Stand/Box. It was one of our best projects! I love putting our Christmas tree in it every year.

In this little brick house, we really have no where to hang Christmas stockings. So, this year I thought of bringing in a branch from the back yard, attaching it too the wall and adding greens. I put in little cup hooks to hang the stockings.

Christmas stockings on a branch

I just love how it turned out!

Christmas Living Room

Christmas side table and stockings

Nativity scenes have such special meaning to us. 

Christmas console with nativity

This nativity has antique pieces that have been passed down from my grandmother.

Antique Nativity Scene

We also have this adorable clay painted nativity that my children made when they were little.

Clay Nativity Scene

Then we have this one my son and daughter in law gave us last year.

Glass Nativity Scene

This one looks so special when the twinkle lights go on at night.

Twinkle lights on glass Nativity scene

I am so happy with our meaningful Christmas this year.

Living room TV Christmas

Christmas greens and candles in window

Living room to front Door Christmas

The magic happens around 5pm, when all the twinkle lights go on....

Christmas Tree at night

Antique Nativity at night

Christmas stocking branch at night

Window greens with lights

That's our Meaningful Christmas! 

Next on tour is Jo-Anna From A Pretty Life, she has such a fun and festive style! I'm going to be enjoying each home this week while I sip my coffee in the morning.

2021 Christmas Home Tours

Monday - Dec 6th

A Stroll Thru Life  - Up To Date Interiors - Our Southern Home - Southern Hospitality

This Is Our Bliss - Southern State of Mind - Inspiration For Moms

Tuesday December 7th

Making it in the Mountains - Decor to Adore - Pink Peppermint Design - Thrifty and Chic

Cuckoo4Design - White Arrows Home - Hymns and Verses

Wednesday December 8th

StoneGable - Whispering Pines Homestead - Worthing Court - Grace In My Space

DIY Beautify - Remodelando la Casa - LeCultivateur

Thursday December 9th

Designing Vibes - The Stonybrook House - A Pretty Life - Calypso in the Country

Clean and Scentsible - 11 Magnolia Lane - Chalking Up Success

Friday December 10th

Fox Hollow Cottage - Follow The Yellow Brick Home - Casa Watkins Living - Quarters One

Noting Grace - CitrineLiving - County Road 407


  1. Oh what a gorgeous tree! And I love the candle display in the window. So pretty! Merry Christmas!

  2. What a beautiful tour! I love all of your Nativity scenes and all the pretty twinkle lights. The box you made for your Christmas tree is gorgeous too, I'd love to have one like that but we have a real tree and a box would making watering too difficult! Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you so much! We love our tree box too! Allergies and all... we're sticking with an artificial tree. Merry Christmas!

  3. Oh I so love your meaningful Christmas. Your tree is amazing and I love that you added the Words again this year. All the ornaments are so pretty and you definitely have the best way to add your ribbon that I have ever seen. Stunning. Your Nativities are so perfect and all with such meaning. Thanks so much for joining the tour this season, your new home is really coming together and it is beautiful.

    1. Thank you, Marty! I appreciate your kind words! It's been a pleasure joining the tour this year. Merry Christmas!

  4. What a lovely tour and I love your "meaningful Christmas" theme. Sometimes we get so caught up in the commercial aspect of the holiday that we forget the true meaning. I'm sure your family appreciates all your special holiday touches in your beautiful home! Great to tour with you!

    1. Thank you, Shelley! It's sooo true... it's easy to get caught up in the hullabulloo! Merry Christmas!

  5. So true, Lori--He's all that matters, at Christmastime and ANY time! Your twinkle lights and nativity scenes are lovely, especially after dark. It's always a pleasure to tour with you!

    1. Thank you, Christy! I agree! He is all that matters all the time! Merry Christmas!

  6. What a cozy and special Christmas home you have created Lori! You have definitely created a meaningful Christmas for you and your family! Merry Christmas

    1. Thank you, Jo-Anna! It's been special this year, even thru all the construction! Merry Christmas!

  7. Love your outdoor nativity scene! I first saw one of those a few years ago as we rode down the highway on Christmas night. It was on the side of the house and it was lit so that the shadow on the house took up the whole side of the house! It was glorious! God is good!

    1. Thank you, Lynn! Moving into town last year, I feel like we are sharing our nativity with more people. I pray it reminds people of the true meaning of Christmas! Merry Christmas!

  8. I love your clever solution for hanging the stockings. It turned out beautiful. So nice touring with you. :)

    1. Thank you, Erica! I had to think of something! I think the Lord helped me on this one! Merry Christmas!

  9. I LOVE your outdoor Nativity! Your stocking solution is so clever. So happy to be on tour with you!

    1. Thanks so much, Laura! We love putting up our nativity every year! Merry Christmas!

  10. Meaningful and adorable, Lori! It looks magical with the lights on. I love the cute nativity set your kids made. Oh, and your stocking holder is simply ingenious! ❤️

    1. Thank you so much, Cristina! It's been fun decorating this year.

  11. Merry Christmas Lori! I loved your tour and all the fun details. Like the precious rock nativity, the candles and greens in the window, the top of the entertainment unit - it was all so perfect and festive. I especially loved the idea for hanging your stockings. So clever! Enjoyed hopping with you this week. Hope your season is wonderful.

    1. Hi Cindy! Thank you for reading. It was enjoyable sharing the home tour this week. Merry Christmas!

  12. From the beautifully simple and impactful outdoor nativity scene... to all the pretty ones inside, I love you tour!!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family :) Shannon

    1. Thank you so much, Shannon! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  13. I love everything you did to add meaning into Christmas and all your nativities. I love your DIYS and your beautiful home! Fun to tour with you! ~ Kristin | White Arrows Home

    1. Hi Kristin! Thank you so much! It was such a cheery Home tour this year. Merry Christmas!


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