The same thing happens every year. I flip my calendar from November to December and the anxiety sets in. Why do I feel overwhelmed after every Thanksgiving knowing I have less than four weeks to prepare for the holidays? I always say: “I can’t believe Christmas is almost here.” It’s not like this is an new phenomenon. I should know better by now.
I happen to love the holidays. But I’ll admit, it takes time (and energy) to decorate, bake, wrap gifts, and send cards. Here are a few quick ideas that might, at least, help with decorating.
Tie on a holiday bow or a sprig of greenery. A light fixture, a painting, a chair–Just about anything seems to look more ‘holidayish’ with a bow.
Never underestimate the power of the poinsettia. Easy and inexpensive. Place a poinsettia wherever you need some holiday cheer.
Let your decor do double-duty.
Add a little whimsy…to a plant, to a wreath, to anything.
Pull Out Your Collections. If you have three or four angels, Santas, snowmen, or reindeer–you’ve basically got a collection. Group them together for maximum impact.
And don’t forget the reason for the season.
Please, please share your holiday ideas. Our readers love hearing from each other! (Just write a comment below.)
And for heaven’s sake…bring out those pillows!
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