To be honest, the excitement of Christmas hasn’t been the same since I outgrew my one-piece “feetie” pajamas. If you are like me, one way to nourish holiday cheer is to decorate your home.
Families and traditions come in all shapes and sizes. Your style of choice may be the classic red, white, and green combo, or blue and white for Hanukah. If so, I am here to encourage you to step out of the box! The possibilities for decking the halls are endless, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
As an alternative to the classic red, play things up with pink or orange. Purple, green, blue, turquoise, brown, silver, gold, etc. all have potential to create dazzling displays individually or in combinations. The inspiration behind a theme can come from anywhere: a hobby, rural/farming, urban/modern, retro, Adirondack, tropical, winter solstice… Your favorite holiday book or movie are other sources for decorating ideas. Silver bells can represent “The Polar Express” or a thin, somewhat pathetic secondary tree lends a nod to “Merry Christmas Charlie Brown”.
Have fun — it’s time to celebrate!
(Images courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens)