Christmas 2016; A Home for the Holidays
Every year it seems to get a bit harder to decorate with something more creative.
We use wreaths, stockings, garland and lights around the house. Each piece is taken out of its box and paper that we so carefully wrapped from the previous year. Why do we do this.? It’s as if we need to make each new year bigger and better than before. But what’s wrong with our traditional decorations? I say, nothing. I use the same decorations I’ve had for years. The only thing that changes is the way they are used and displayed. Here are some ways I decorate for the holidays.
- When I use a wreath for the front door, I buy a fresh one. I decorate it with small ornaments, bells and ribbon. If I’m having guests for dinner or an open house, I’ll purchase a second one and use as a centerpiece with an electric candle in the middle.
- My guest bath gets some decorating as well. I’ll change out the towels; either paper or cotton/linen with a holiday theme. I’ll add a bowl of Christmas scented potpourri and/or a small tree on the counter.
- I like to add stockings to my mantle every year. If I’m having guests staying with me, I’ll add stockings for them as well. I like to add fun, personal things they’ll enjoy. Be creative with this one and have fun.
- I like to add garland to my staircase each year. I wrap it around the railing and decorate it ornaments, bells, ribbons and candy canes. I’ll finish the end with a really big fancy bow.
Whatever your decorating traditions are, just remember to have fun with your family and friends when putting things around the house.
Tis the season!