Your Holiday Decorating
Do you love the holiday season? I do, and no, it’s not because of the presents I receive! My favorite part is actually the giving. It gives me great pleasure to contribute to someone’s happiness. But most of all, what I love about the holidays is the time spent with family and friends that are unlike other times of the year. The spirit of the season comes through as people take the time to gather and talk with one another. We all can share what’s happening in our lives.
The second reason is the holiday decorating. Finding a great tree…real or artificial, and decorating it is one of the first signs the season is here. Decorating your home for the holidays should be a fun activity that sparks joy and excitement. There are unlimited ways to have your home from the inside outward reflect your sense of style and enthusiasm for Christmastime.
But if you are like some people I know, the thought of decorating our home for the holidays feels like a chore. If you need some ideas to help make decorating fun, try these out and see first-hand how much fun decorating for the holidays can be.
“Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” — Larry Wilde
Add Sparkle and Joy to Your Holiday Decorating
Lights make the holiday merry and bright- Lights are a fun and affordable way to give your décor some added glitz. Add battery operated lights to your garlands and wreaths to help them sparkle. Add lights to your porch, on your bushes, and anywhere you could use a bright boost of color and twinkle.
“A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; it makes no noise at all, but softly gives itself away; while quite unselfish, it grows small.” — Eva K. Logue
Living trees create décor and a legacy- If you own your home, consider buying a living tree each year. Have fun with the family planting the tree and decorating it through the years. Before long, you’ll have mature trees in your yard that truly represent Christmases past.
DIY Christmas décor- Everyone loves homemade décor. Parents are thrilled when their young children come home with Christmas crafts from school proudly displayed on the fridge. Use the same enthusiasm to create homemade crafts by family members of all ages. Host a Christmas craft-making party complete with cocoa and holiday tunes. Display the crafts proudly on the tree or wherever they look best.
Did you know? One of the easiest ways to make holiday decorating fun is to take special care when putting décor away at the end of the season. Save décor in easy-to-use containers and making sure décor is organized and easy to access will save time and energy next year.
If the idea of decorating feels like a burden, you can always delegate. Allow your children to display their favorite décor or hire a professional to come in and glam your home. You don’t have to decorate if it doesn’t sound fun. There are plenty of ways to express your spirit without causing stress. Find your groove and make decorating fun and easy so you can spend the rest of the season enjoying the beauty.
For more ideas and inspiration, take a look at Heart & Home for Christmas, a marvelous book filled with unique design elements through color photographs.
For ideas for a calmer, happier holiday, go here. Stress Less Holiday.
I am Shirley Noah, author and an internationally known stress expert and entrepreneur. I would love to connect further with you to help you improve your health and wellbeing. If you are interested in learning more about finding Calm and Peace and reducing stress, please take a look at my popular eCourse Don’t Panic: How to Find Inner Peace and Calm