How is your Christmas decorating going? I have given myself a break and have been doing my decorating a little at a time. I first gathered all the Autumn decorations just outside the attic. Each trip up to store the Fall stuff, I brought down a box of Christmas decorations.
I would place the box contents around and whatever was displaced (my regular non-Christmas accessories) and any holiday decor that didn’t make the cut this year went back into the box and directly back up to the attic. When I got tired of decorating, I stopped for the day. It has really helped me to feel a little less stressed and a little more festive.
I am a bit non traditional outside. I use very little outdoor lighting, some lit wreaths on our upstairs windows and some candles in the windows. However, my favorite things are seeing the Christmas tree through the windows and we also put a 7′ tree on a ledge above the front door. When we were first married, a friend in New england did the tree above the door every year and from the moment I saw it, I knew that I wanted to do the same someday. If we are being honest, my husband HATES carrying the 7′ tree up the ladder each year, but does it anyway because he loves me. I appreciate that he’s still willing to do it year after year!
I would add more photos but as I mentioned, I’ve been giving myself a break and am not completely finished decorating inside so perhaps when I have my accessorizing details where I want them I will post those too! Have a beautiful day!