Monday, December 9, 2019

Christmas Decorating Ideas


When we were little, my sister and I were excited beyond words to see our mom decorate the house for Christmas, for that woman knew how to have a blast Christmas decorating. Entering the house in December felt like a wonderland back then.

She still does that but on a much smaller scale these days. I am glad she hasn't lost her Christmas spirit.  


I continued that tradition and I try to make decorating the house for Christmas an exciting experience. Now that the kids are grown up (Eva's nearly 19 and Jacob's 14) I let them decide (read I let Eva decide) about the what and the how.  For example, last year she wanted a pastel Christmas, the other before she wanted everything in red and gold only (and we have like a ton of colorful ornaments!). It's creating wonderful memories for them what really counts, and I want that to last a bit longer. 

We still haven't decorated yet - but it will be this week, so we have a couple of days to decide on the theme for this year.
I turned to pinterest for some interesting ideas and maybe some DIYs I can pull off myself. You can find the relevant credits for the images in this post on my Christmas board

How about you? Do you theme decorate for your Christmas?


Atelier Marie-Lucienne said...

Even though I prefer our house to be pretty colourful (aka no traditional red-golden decorations) I have to admit I'd jump right into that last picture with the tartan plaids!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I would love to do a color theme and update a lot of the decorations. I am a traditional girl and still do my mantel with a candy land theme and my Christmas tree has a yo yo garland that I made about 20 years ago that still goes on the tree and memory ornaments. I have given a lot of the decorations to good will. I just finished decorating yesterday.

I hope you have a fun time this week decorating your house for Christmas.

Kim said...

Over the last couple of years I have decorated in pastels and silver for Christmas, and though I acquire a few more decorations each year, my festive decorating is always similar. I adore revisiting all my beautiful decorations each year and playing with these pretties. For years everything festive in my humble abode was traditional; red, green, white and gold but I love my new aesthetics. I look forward to seeing the beautiful theme your daughter imagines, Maya.

Maya Kuzman said...

Tartan is very popular in Christmas decoration thi year, at least that's what internet shows.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Julie! I am sure we will. I have already bought some new decorations and was een mote excited than the kids :)

Maya Kuzman said...

I can only imagine your house decorated for Christmas Kim; with your special touch I am sure it is a unique sight!

handmade by amalia said...

So festive and pretty.