The kids love decorating. It only took a 1 1/2 months to get my middle child to stop asking for Halloween and he’s finally excited about Christmas, even if he is unsure of what it is yet. He knows we have a party, we decorate, and that there is a man with a white beard who brings him gifts. My oldest tried to tell him it was basically Halloween with snow so I am sure he is more confused than ever at this point but I wanted to take a moment and share with you how these amazing little people of mine, have helped me decorate for the holidays.
I hide their puzzles inside inexpensive holiday tins from the dollar store. I buy a few each year to gift with cookies.
A mix of DIY decor, hand me downs from my mom, and pieces I buy after the holidays on clearance adorn the entry way which consists of thrift finds anyhow. I’ll catch you up on a home tour this coming year.
Even the piano is decorated with lights, scented pinecones, and actual gifts. If they were under the tree, the gifts would be opened by now.
The one compromise I made with this house is that I do not have the fireplace I have always dreamed of, so our stockings are hung by the bookcase with care.
More tins and this candy dish my mother gave us filled with candy!
Even the basement and playroom gets some decor, mainly with beautiful hand me downs and gifts from my mother’s home.
My chandelier could not go without a little snow. The table, unfortunately, is filled with wrapping paper and projects at the moment but hopefully, after today, it will be all clear!
This is the piece de resistance of the year. This pinboard* perfect place to display holiday cards and additional decor, it will also work as a creative display of kid’s artwork, pictures, and more through the year. We got a size large enough to go over our shoe bins and a print that goes with our casual decor in this room but you can customize your own.
*The pinboard was generously provided by our friends at Minted. We were not compensated for any mention of their product in our post otherwise.