“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! It’s happening, people!!!” the Full House alum, 45, wrote via Instagram on November 10, sharing a video of herself putting up her fake tree at home. “The tree is up 🎄and the decorations are just getting started! Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 🍁 and Merry Christmas 🎁! Don’t try to stop me!”
Gaines, for her part, decorated a special tree with 3-year-old son Crew in early November to mark the start of the season. She also shared a few highlights of Christmas past via her Magnolia blog to get fans just as excited for holiday festivities.
“Our family’s tradition of gifting ornaments each year began with [my husband] Chip [Gaines]’s mom, Gayle. The first year that Chip and I were married, I wanted to decorate our Christmas tree based on a specific color story — and decided it would be an all-blue theme,” Joanna, 43, wrote in a recent blog. “That same year on Thanksgiving, Gayle gifted us a bright red Radko ornament. Truthfully, I hesitated putting it on the tree because I knew it would throw off my color theme. It makes me laugh now, but at the time I thought, ‘Where am I going to put this?’”
The Magnolia Network cofounder noted that she ultimately decided to put her mother-in-law’s gift on the tree, which led to their family’s tradition of giving each other ornaments as pre-Christmas gifts.
“What I learned to love was this: Though that ornament stuck out in stark contrast to my blue tree, that bright red ornament told a story,” she added. “Not only was it a heartfelt gift from Chip’s mom, but the ornament signified our first Christmas together, and that made it worthy of the spotlight.”
This year, Joanna opted to add a few specialty ornaments to her Magnolia collection that help tell the stories of her own family — including a Sriracha sauce bottle for 15-year-old daughter Ella, who “puts it on everything,” according to her mom. Along with Ella and Crew, Joanna shares children Drake, 16, Duke, 13 and Emmie, 11, with Chip, 46.
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