It’s going to be a holly, jolly Christmas for the Gaineses! HGTV alum Joanna Gaines just got us all into the Christmas spirit after she shared her “favorite” ornaments on Dec. 12 while decorating the family’s 13-foot-tree. The handmade works-of-art featured her kids’ baby photos. So cute!
The lifestyle guru is not shy about her love of Christmas, especially this year considering her Instagram began overflowing with posts of her in the merry spirit even before Halloween came around. Joanna revealed that their family gets in the Christmas spirit every year by kicking off their holiday traditions with a visit to the Christmas tree farm. After getting “the most ridiculously large and fragrant [one],” it’s time to decorate the tree, the former Fixer Upper star said in her Magnolia Journal magazine.
The 40-year-old loves Christmas traditions so much, she even admitted that she doesn’t feel the need to mix it up when it comes to her holiday decorations. Jo said she loves “to decorate our tree with our same ornaments that we ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ over each year.” Joanna even said that while some of them are not perfect, she loves them regardless.
“The Popsicle-stick picture frames have cracked over the years, and the photos within them have faded,” Jo described. “It only makes me love them all the more.”
This is also a very special holiday season for the Gaineses as this is the first time they are celebrating Christmas as a family-of-seven. On June 23, Joanna and her husband, Chip Gaines, welcomed their fifth child, Crew. The couple couldn’t have been happier to give their other four kiddos, Drake, 13, Ella, 12, Duke, 10, and Emmie Kay, 8, a baby brother.
So one more baby means more presents, one more stocking, and a whole lot of love this Christmas. Take a look at the adorable baby photos below that you’ll love almost as much as Joanna!