This is our little guy, Piper, in front of one of our Christmas trees (we have two trees). I was very tempted to add a third tree this year to our foyer, but just didn't get to purchasing the actual tree.
Throughout the year I purchased Christopher Radko Shiny and Bright ornaments (Cool Yule, which are retired) in all different shapes and sizes. I was even able to find the matching tree topper. I purchased all of the ornaments from Kathies Christmas and Collectibles at a huge discount. Highly recommend this store, their shipping is super quick. In the past our 9 foot 'main tree' in the family room was dedicated to a Disney theme, but Cool Yule took over this year.
Our second tree is 7 feet tall, located in our living room, and is all Santa ornament themed. In fact, the living room is decorated with nothing but Santas. I love that both trees are on timers and when we come home they are already lit up for us. Sigh. I love the white lights! Now that I have all decorations for the third tree, I need to work on getting that purchased. I'll need to find a new home for our mascot "Nutty" who has guarded our foyer for the past few Christmases! We found this huge nutcracker at Costco a couple years ago. Couldn't resist him. Our Costco trips are hysterical: case of tissues, case of paper towels, case of water, one 6 foot nutcracker.
I found a home for some of the extra mini candy canes I did not use while making my Christmas place card holders. I filled the apothecary jar on the left with store-bought mini balls in red, white and silver. The jar on the right is filled with clear balls which I purchased and coated them inside with glitter. I've made a few dozen of them in all different colors and change them depending on the season.
I wish you a happy holiday season and all the best for 2012!