Tomorrow :: Christmas Tour of Homes!

I cannot wait to see your loved on, lived in, perfectly imperfect dressed for the season in the way that suits your family right now HOME.  This is such a fun time to be inspired and encouraged in the way that we all choose to decorate or celebrate Christmas.  I hope each person comes away seeing the purpose and intention in how they dressed their home for the season, from the most simple to the over the top~there is no wrong.  Setting the stage in our homes for us to celebrate Christmas with our families and in our hearts is no useless thing, I hope the effort you made works to bring your family closer and creates an atmosphere of rest and safety and belonging.  May no one feel discouraged, compared or less than because this is a time of celebration of the greatest gift.

So, for tomorrow, there are a few things that will make it run smoothly…

 

1. Only one link per person.

There are so many amazing Christmas linkies right now, I’ve joined many of them and I hope you have too–this actually makes our job easier when it comes to linking up for the tour because all you need to do is write one final post and grab photos and link to each of your own posts where you talked about your mantle, tree, stairs, porch, craft, vignette, recipe, what-have-you.    If this is the only linky party you are joining, then no worries.  And of course you can make your post as long or short as you want.  Only one link up tomorrow per person though, from there, it’s up to you to introduce people to whatever Christmas posts you’d like.

2. Link up to the Permalink

Each blog post has a specific address.  My blog address is thenetser.com but, if you click on the title of this post, you see the URL get even longer as it changes to http://www.thenester.com/2011/12/25730.html . That’s the link directly to THIS blog post.  You should link to the specific blog post so that in a week or month or year, if someone clicks on your permalink for this party, they are taken directly to your Christmas Tour.

3. Party Watch

There are a few reasons a link could be deleted like, if you only link to your blog’s main page, not the permalink, if you link up multiple times, if your link seems like an advertisement, and other things that I deem deletable that rarely happen.

 ~keep your eyes open at facebook or twitter, once I know when the party will go live, I’ll let you know {gotta take my pictures first!} it could be as early as this evening–a nod to our west coast friends this year

special thanks once again to BooMama for gifting me with this Christmas Tour of  Homes that she started years ago–it was the first linky party I ever joined just one month after starting Nesting Place {four years ago} and it’s been such an honor to host it for the past few years and I look forward to many years in the future

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Comments

  1. I’m so excited.
    Can’t wait to link up – and see all THE AMAZING HOMES!

  2. I have never heard if a link party but I’m gonna try it this year :)

  3. I love what you said in the first paragraph – I may quote you sometime : )

  4. Heather Smith says:

    Is there anyway of doing it if you don’t have a blog? I LOVE it and I was “introduced” to you through Beth Moore when she “linked” up to you 3 years ago…it is my FAVORITE thing and under $30, I might add, lol!!!

    • yes, you could link to a flickr page, probably even photobucket and picasa–anything with its own URL and you can link, not sure it will work with facebook but you can try!

  5. Last year I just started blogging about this time of year. Your Christmas house tour was the one I got hocked on. I think I went through every single 800 something house tours…..faithfully until I came to the last one! I will be back tomorrow. This year I might even add my own home Christmas tour. Diane

  6. I remember going through each and every one of the Christmas Tours that first year BooMama did it {that was way pre-blog for me}. Soooo much fun! Looking forward to linking up for my very first time!

  7. NESTER! I love, love, love the Christmas take on your motto–”It didn’t have to be beautiful to be perfect.” That’s wonderful! That’s awe-inspiring, in fact!

    On Monday, 12/19, I’m having a linky party called “Home for the Holy Days.” It’s about decor, traditions, etc. aimed to keep the focus on Christ at Christmastime. Could I include this in my post? I would give you credit for it, of course. Or I’d be greatly honored if you wanted to join the party and include it for yourself–that would be awesome. But I’d really like for it to be included in some form at that party if that’s okay with you. Let me know what you think!

  8. Is there a button I’m missing?

    • just drag the silhouette to your desktop—it’s the button {sorry it’s not sidebar sized–do you need a square one?} you should be able to shrink the silhouette to whatever size you want

  9. Always look forward to all the beautiful homes!!

  10. Stacy Campbell (NC) says:

    can’t wait is an “understatement”!!!!

    • Wow, ireicdnble blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is magnificent, let alone the content!

  11. Thanks for the fun partay!!! Merry Christmas to you!!!

  12. The Vintage Cupboard says:

    I linked incorrectly on 143 so please delete.

  13. I’m looking forward to seeing this! I’m always so inspired to see how others decorate for the season. Can’t wait to link up!

  14. Thank you for the opportunity to link up! I am posting more and more decorating and interior design posts on my blog — I love writing them!

    Dagmar
    Dagmar’s momsense

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