Christmas decorations made simple
Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s officially time to put up Christmas decorations. For some houses, this might mean an all-day affair, with elaborate light designs and plastic reindeer on the roof. For my house, it meant an hour set-up, with our fake, already-lit trees and one wreath. No Christmas lights for us! If you want to get in the holiday spirit without the strenuous decorating, here are some quick and easy tips to get your house looking full of Christmas cheer.
1. Similar to Santa’s workshop in the North Pole, you also want your house to be sparkling against the cold winter nights. If Christmas lights are too bothersome, try electric window candles all around your house. You won’t have to worry about anything catching on fire or a flame getting blown out.
2. A little bit of ribbon goes a long way. Christmas colors like red or white can spruce up anything you already have in your home. Tie a bow around your curtains for a festive touch or wrap it around potted plants.
3. Hang mini Christmas ornaments on plants or picture frames. You could also hang them on the ribbons you’ve strewn around the house.
4. Place your Christmas tree in front of your window so that both the outside and inside or your house looks decorated. It gives a warm feeling to pull up to your driveway and see your tree glimmering through the windows.
5. Scented holiday candles will really change the mood of your house. Scents like cranberry or cinnamon apple match the foods of the holiday season. And because scent is such a strong memory trigger, it will remind your family of past celebrations.
These subtle decorations will give your house a festive touch without being too tacky or overwhelming. You want to remember this is still your home, not an entry into a decorative contest. Turn on the Christmas songs and enjoy being at home with your family.
Need more fun Christmas ideas? Try an Elvis Christmas ornament.