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7

Jan

2016

Jillian Harris

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Christmas At Casa Harris

I am still dusting the cobwebs off my computer after a much needed holiday this Christmas. Although I was sick (allowing me to rest and unplug) … this was one of my favourite Christmases to date for a few reasons. I managed to host both Justin, Justin’s family AND my family at Casa Harris which consisted of around 30 people on both Christmas Eve and Christmas. Almost everyone slept over, we even made beds in the garage for the guys!! LOL and made sure everyone squeezed in comfortably. It was so nice having Charlie and little Cooper to wake up next to seeing their excitement on Christmas morning which radiated through the house.

But this Christmas was different. We made it less about the presents and more so about giving back.

We all sponsored two large families through the Kelowna Food Bank instead of exchanging gifts. It was such a great feeling to be able to help those less fortunate and help put food on their tables and give them the necessities at this money hungry time of year. Meeting the families and seeing the sincere gratitude and joy in their eyes melted my heart and humbled me.

I wanted this post to be all about thanking the people who made this happen for us … The Kelowna Food Bank for approaching me again. A massive, huge thank you to my family who helped me sponsor the families … and of course, Joe Fresh, Logiix, Glo Minerals, Epicure, Cloverdale Paint and AG Hair for the little ‘extras’ that made our ’Santas Sacks’ that much more special. Without all of your help, this Christmas wouldn’t have been as special for me or the families. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!FullSizeRender 15 FullSizeRender 14 FullSizeRender 16 FullSizeRender 17 FullSizeRender 13 FullSizeRender 19 FullSizeRender 18

How was your Christmas? Let me know in the comments below …

 

xo

Jilly

 

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  1. Suzy Hager

    January 7th, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Love your style and heart! Merry Christmas & Happy 2016!

  2. Noelle McMurray

    January 7th, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Jill… I love your home, your decor, your style, etc etc., but most of all I love your generosity and how you maintain your down to earth personality. Thank you for keeping in mind what the holidays should be about. I have been keeping up with you since I was like 13!!! And you STILL continue to be a role model to me as I enter my early twenties. Much love <3

  3. datenightwithtila

    January 7th, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    that is serious goals christmas decor!

  4. Christina

    January 8th, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Your home is oh so very lovely. I adore your wingback chairs tucked in that cozy nook. Always love your posts while enjoying my morning coffee.

  5. Patricia Appleby

    January 9th, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Always enjoy your post looks like you had a wonderful I did to with 21 family members it was awesome to have family around me since I live in Montana and they are all in Cali.

  6. Whine Less

    January 10th, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Beautiful!

  7. Kat

    January 12th, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Love the homey feel of your Christmas decor… and the way you celebrated it. xo

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