Joy is my word of the year.

Joy is in my tagline, A Place of Joy and Inspiration.

Joy Day! is a special day on the blog each week.

Joy is something I strive for and desire for you.


How about we spread Christmas JOY all over our homes?


Spread Christmas JOY all over the house! 12 great ideas for decorating with the word JOY inside and outside of your house...


Today I have a fun roundup of ideas I’ve been seeing around the blogosphere that are joy-worthy for your home.

So without further ado…

Here’s some Christmas Joy for you…


I love the simplicity of a frame hanging around letters hung directly on the wall.
This entire mantel design has such a wonderful textural interest.

Love of Family & Home :: Christmas JOY mantel Love of Family and Home


I’m pretty sure you’ll want to pin this and all the other great ideas to follow.
Be sure to click on the photo which takes you to the original site
so that proper attribution may be given.  Thanks for doing that!!


Pick up some cardboard letters to create a standing JOY.
Even better…add a wreath for the O.  Isn’t it fun?

Christmas JOY vignette from The Inspired Room


I have a thing for dishes.

So when I discovered this lovely creation, I just had to share it with you too.
Christmas Joy Plates from On Sutton Place



Joyfully welcome your guests with a mossy JOY banner on your front door.
Front Door with Moss Covered Christmas Joy Letters from Uncommon Designs


Boxwood is a Christmas classic green.
Add it to your favorite chalkboard with a simply Joy greeting framed by the wreath.
Christmas Joy with a Wreath over a Chalkboard art by Life on Virginia Street



Let everyone see your Christmas JOY with a lighted joy sign.
Lighted Canvas Christmas Joy Marquis Sign from Child at Heart



I’m a fan of Scrabble letters and this mantel vignette is rustic and simple and elegant all together.

DIY Christmas JOY Scrabble Tiles from Dining, Design & Diapers



You all know how head-over-heels I am about anything involving book page art.
This JOY book tops them all.

Book Page Christmas JOY from Etsy~ Luciana Frigerio


Place Christmas JOY all over the house with letters in a small frame.
You can even order these letters for a minimal cost.
 DIY Christmas Joy Sign from Creations by Kara

Don’t keep your Christmas JOY  locked up inside.  Share it with the world.
I love these boxwood letters in the window.

Outdoor Christmas JOY Decorating from Atlanta Homes Magazine


The world needs Christmas JOY.
Get this FREE printable and spread the joy around.

Christmas Joy to the World FREE Art Printable from Angela Hardison


And…my Christmas Joy Wreath and Nativity Vignette from last year.
Look closely… the center has the word JOY over some antique Christmas song pages.

Christmas Joy Wreath and Nativity Vignette for Christmas Decor ::


Are you inspired to spread Christmas JOY all over your house?
Or maybe you already have?


Just the simple use of the word JOY in my Christmas decor helps me to keep the reason for the season foremost in my mind.


What about you?  How do you keep the reason for the season?

Thank you for stopping by today.
I appreciate you and your sweet comments make my day.

May your Christmas be filled with JOY,

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  1. Aren’t they all wonderful? Something about seeing the word JOY spelled out makes you feel more joyous. 🙂 I need to put that on my to-do list for next year.

    • Diane says

      Oh Stacey…I’m so glad you are enjoying them too!
      I think you’re right about seeing the word spelled out.

  2. Gwen says

    I agree with Stacy! Joy!!! What a word!! Just goes with heralding the season of anticipation…the first Christmas…and thevLord has allowed us to continue to feel a sense of anticipation over the years since. Joy! Radiant happiness bubbling from the heart. Joy because a Child is born, a King has come and He shall be called Mighty Counselor!! Almighty God!! Everlasting! Prince of Peace! Heaven came down and joy fills my soul.

    Not dependent on my health. I’m in my sickbed yet. But. Joy in my heart today!

    • Diane says

      Yes, Gwen…I agree there is a lot of anticipation in our JOY. 😉 Or is it JOY in our anticipation? 😉
      You are a joy splasher wherever you are. But…I do pray you make a swift recovery and can be out and about soon. [hugs]

  3. This is indeed a JOYFUL post! Loved it, especially your own wreath and nativity.
    Blessings, Ginger

    • Diane says

      Ginger…you just put a big smile on my face. Thank you!
      May you have a truly joyful season of Advent. [hugs]

  4. Jan says

    Thank you for your beautiful post, and for the most beautiful nativity scene “vignette” I’ve seen on the internet. I needed that. Too much greed, selfishness and just plain un-awareness and insensitivity in the world, a lot of it unfolding right now in the blogosphere and, well, it’s just nice to be here right now.

    • Diane says

      I’m blessed that you have been blessed by your visit, Jan.
      Thanks for you kind words. [hugs]

  5. JOY has been my word for 2013 and I have had so much given to me this year. I am trying to share it also. Love Love Love all these ways of sharing JOY. Thanks for linking to TTF! I am going to try to make a few of these myself!

    • Diane says

      I’m glad you love them too, Linda. 🙂 I’m so excited that you’re going to try you hand at some too! WooHoo!!

  6. Jeni says

    I love all of these “Joy” ideas!

    • Diane says

      You make me smile Jeni! Thanks!
      I love your blog name, too!!!

  7. This is just phenomenal!! I love it. Thank you so much for linking up to our Best Of The Weekend Party – we are so glad you came by! Pinned! xo

    • Diane says

      Awwww….Claire…you just put the biggest cheesy grin on my face. 😀 Thank you!!
      Wishing you JOY for Christmas!!

  8. Jenna says

    Awesome ideas Diane, thank you! I need JOY in my house asap!

    • Diane says

      Awww…thanks Jenna!
      Really some of these ideas a pretty easy to reproduce and yield a big Christmas ‘bang.’

      May your Christmas be filled with JOY!

  9. Mel says

    Right……You’re gonna haffta point out to me the wonky stuff–I certainly didn’t notice it. LOL
    And I’m soooooooo drooling over the folded book pages JOY. Holy moly……what an awesome bit of work. I wanna do that! (I have a few old books I’d sacrifice! LOL)
    And the mossy door …ohhhh …..and windows with the wreaths spelling it out! Just adorable.

    Yaknow, I purchased a JOY hanging from a little obscure place in a small town–fell in love with it when I saw it, it’s sat in the bag and isn’t wrapped up for the giving because I just love it and can’t decide who the lucky recipient oughta be. Perhaps I need to give ME. Now, I know that sounds selfish–and undoubtedly could be cuz I do adore it. But I can think of multiple reasons why that hanging reminder would be a good thing to have, given I dabble in whining and self pity on occasion.
    Yup–a sticky note will work just as well…Ohhh..pfffttttt. LOL Let’s be honest— I WANT the cute thing!!
    *please note I’ll be wrapping it up and gifting it today after humbly hanging my head and knowing a perfect recipient for the prezzie*
    (And THIS is the kind of ‘think it through and let me remind you of what’s good and true and worthy’ that can happen for me by just showing up here, in case you were wondering.)

    JOY will happen when I gift it!!

    • Diane says

      Haha!! Mel…it’s a spacing thing and I spent forever trying to correct it. Maybe you don’t notice it, but for me, it might has well be blinking neon letters. LOL!

      That JOY book…yes..I really want to see if I can figure that out. Not that I would have the patience. 🙂

      Awwww…you are such an encourager. And I have no idea how that happens when you come by. I think “somebody” is in the business of using these tapped in thoughts in ways beyond that which I can imagine. Glory to HIM. That being said…a JOY pretty would be calling me name if I were you, too. Yet…there is something so amazing about sharing the JOY. I think it will multiply and come back to you over and over when you release it to your perfect recipient. Watch and see. 😉

  10. I love all these ideas! I will be using some of these next Christmas for sure!
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much Carrie!!
      That reminds me, I think I need to start a new pin board just for next year as well.

  11. Ila says

    Love this post as this was my inspiration word for my latest DIY canvas art. Just hopped over from the Inspiration Monday party!

    • Diane says

      How fun is that Ila?! Thanks for sharing that and your kind words.
      Wishing you Christmas JOY!

  12. Linda says

    What a lovely idea to keep the JOY of the season foremost in the minds of all. Have a Joyful Chirstmas!

    • Diane says

      I so appreciate your encouraging words, Linda.
      May your Christmas be filled with JOY!

  13. Shannon says

    Visiting today from Inspire Me Monday! Thank you for sharing the creative ways to decorate with Joy around our homes this holiday season. The book and the Scrabble letters were among my favorites 🙂

    • Diane says

      Thanks for popping by Shannon. 🙂 I sure would like to figure out how to make the JOY book. That is amazing.
      Best wishes for a JOYous CHRISTmas!

  14. Hey Diane! It’s Deonna from the Child at Heart blog…thank you for featuring my light up JOY sign! This is a great list! I have some good ideas for next year now 🙂

    • Diane says

      Oh Deonna I’m thrilled that you like seeing your JOY sign here! I plan to make my version of it next year!!! You rocked it girlie!!!!

      Merriest of Christmas to you and yours!!

  15. Monica says


    Our priest once explained it….the way to true joy

    Jesus first
    Others second and then

  16. Janet Johnson says

    So excited to find your website and see all the beautiful items. I especially love the word JOY; I have my kitchen decorated with the word JOY all over it and the dining room. I love the idea of coming in the kitchen and fixing my coffee each morning and think of how Jesus gives me the “JOY in the morning”. I love so many of your ideas.
    Thanks, and know this was showed a year ago but I love it.


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