Christmas decorations are up! Feeling a lot like Christmas!

We always decorate our house the day after Thanksgiving. It is quite a job and a need a day or two after to relax. Welcome to my house all decorated!

A ceramic tree my Mom made for me years ago. (Actually it is the second one. I broke the first. Oops! yikes!)

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. It was a pleasure to welcome you into my home. I hope you enjoyed my decorations and they put you into a Merry Christmas holiday mood. We no longer have a large tree. We stopping putting it up a few years ago – too big a job as we got older. I really don’t miss it. We had a second one in our finished basement that we no longer have also.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!







About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 31 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 6 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear, Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier, The First Star 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 7 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey, Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab, Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 1 (Drystan and Durward Save the Day) BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 2 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about an angel and another about a dog for ages 15+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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14 Responses to Christmas decorations are up! Feeling a lot like Christmas!

  1. Darlene says:

    Your house looks amazing!! Well done. I love Christmassy houses. I don´t do as much as I used to but I still love to have a tree and some decorations around. Enjoy all your hard work. xo

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you so much, Darlene. Wishing you a blessed Christmas and a healthy & Happy New Year! We have a lot of company coming so we wanted it to look its best. 🎄 💕

  2. Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, children's author says:

    It’s gorgeous Janice. No wonder you need time to recover after you’re done!

  3. Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, children's author says:

    I bet it’s just all of the work you do to make it look so pretty. 🙂

  4. noelleg44 says:

    Lovely decorations! I did minimal this year since we are in Utah with my son for Christmas – and a visit with our new granddaughter. Next year – watch out!
    I see we are both carolers collectors!

  5. Jennie says:

    Lovely, Janice! We’re decorating today.

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