I ordered our Christmas cards today! Minted.com has an awesome new comparison tool feature. You can load your photo in and it will appear on all the cards as you are shopping. So so helpful! This year I went with a postcard. Is that tacky? I thought it was different and would be easy for me to actually get in the mail in a timely fashion. Cant wait for them to get here!
I have collected our Christmas tree ornaments over the years but have worked hard to make sure they all ‘fit’ together. To make them appear as a complete set instead of the hodge-podge set that they are I updated the hangers on all of my ornaments. In place of the standard boring hooks, I went with some fun Jute Twine I had sitting around my house. Clip the old hanger off, tie twine in a knot…….What a difference this little update made!
I’m not sure if I’m the only one but I feel like I’m stuck in a holiday decorating rut. Year after year, I pull out the same Tupperware and put up the same decorations. Typically, I hang some standard fake garland on the mantle for the holiday season. This year, I spiced it up and went with real, true-blue garland. I added some white lights, sparkle birds and birch candles. AMAZING! The garland was fairly inexpensive at, of all places, Costco and made a huge difference in the Christmas flare.
Oh and don’t forget that this was the first year I had a little elf to ‘help’ me when I was decorating. I think she successfully taste tested and supervised most of the Christmas flair. But really, having her around really brings back the Christmas spirit. Makes me giddy to think about her opening presents and dreaming of Santa. Our favorite thing to say to her right now, “What does Santa Say?” and give a little tickle as we say, “Ho Ho Ho”! Oh the Christmas Spirit!