Many of you probably have most of your Holiday decorations up, but maybe you could use some more or wait until this week to get them up for the family coming next week. There is still plenty of time to get your home filled with the joy of the season and make your home sparkle with everything that the Holidays have to offer: Peace, Love and Happiness.
Something Different for Stockings
While hanging stockings from the mantle is an age-old tradition with no real written origin, it evolved from a story about St. Nicholas throwing bags of gold into a window of a poor man’s house where the gold landed in the stockings of his daughters that were hanging by the fireplace to dry. It’s a great story, but doesn’t mean you need to keep your stockings there.
Consider a decorative way to hang from a wall near the tree or along the wall going up the stairs. You could even hang them from a bannister and wrap the bannister with a garland! You could also use your bookcase or even right on the front windows!
The Centerpiece for your Holiday Meal
Sometimes forgotten in the hustle of planning for the party is the centerpiece. It shouldn’t be as directing everyone’s attention to the center of the table is a great way to showcase all the food you just spent hours slaving over. If you have a glass jar or several glass jars that are large, you could fill them with ornaments and pinecones or festive holiday fare such as Holly and Ivy or Mistletoe that people can grab to snag a kiss!
All Those Christmas Cards, No Space
What do you do with all the Christmas cards? Keep them in a basket, place them on the counter or just throw them out. I doubt it’s the last one…your friends and family did spend a lot of time taking the photos, putting them together and mailing them out. So, why don’t you wow them when they come over with a Christmas Card Showcase? It’s a great way to organize them! Just tape them to a wall, but in a Christmas shape – like a tree! You can make separate tree sections and use tinsel in between the sections. It’s simple and fun and a great decoration!
These are just a few ideas we have posted in our Holiday Decorating Ideas Board on our Pinterest page. Did you know we have a Pinterest page? We are sharing lots of ideas and want to get ideas from all of you! Follow us now…and have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Blessed New Year!