Coastal Christmas

Instead of sleigh bells; we have seashells.

Instead of pine trees; we have palm trees.

Instead of snow; we have sand.

It is that time of year again. Christmas in the Coastal Bend is with its own twist. I love the beach-inspired Christmas ideas that folks here do. Have some fun and add some sea and sun to the season!

I found some cool coastal Christmas ornaments on Pinterest:

This jellyfish is from https://www.etsy.com/listing/59769965/set-of-3-jelly-fish-sea-urchin-christmas?ref=shop_home_feat_2. I just love it!
This jellyfish is from https://www.etsy.com/ I just love it!

Here is a cool diy ornament made with shells and a Styrofoam ball.

This cute idea was from: http://www.homestoriesatoz.com
This cute idea was from: http://www.homestoriesatoz.com

This next one is another diy where you can encapsulate your beach memories and use it year round. I have seen it before, but it is a really cute idea.

I found this one from completelycoastal.com
I found this one from completely-coastal.com

Looking for something cool to do with all of that sea glass you have been saving up? Check this out…

This one was featured on an ornament contest on coastalliving.com
This one was featured on an ornament contest on coastalliving.com

Finally, once you decked the halls inside, you can add some Coastal Bend character to your Christmas outside.

"I told Santa not to feed those birds!"
“I told Santa not to feed those birds!”

 

Merry Christmas from Coastal Bend Life!

The Winter’s Touch on the Beach. Final Project Gallery

This guy captured the same feel here in South Texas this time of year!

Alex Fraioli

The pictures highlight, the highly unvisited place, of the beach in the winter. The photos contain elements of the beach as well as the surroundings, plants, signs, buildings, and other objects. There is some people in the distance in a few of the pictures as well as one picture of an up close face. The face is meant to be like a breath of fresh air.  When visiting the beach I found it to be a perfect place as it is empty and beautiful just waiting for the summer to come and once again be used and full of families. I found that conveying the idea that it was empty was hard and the idea that it was winter. But I highlighted the trees and the plants to convey winter and the empty is shown in the beach house just made of wood and very simple and dull but has…

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