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?