Saturday, December 6, 2014

Our Christmas decor strategy....

How do you decorate for Christmas without clutter taking over your home or your attic? Before we had kids, the only Christmas decoration my husband and I had was planting an amaryllis bulb. Now that we have kids, we feel that decorating for Christmas is more important...the kids really do notice and care about that stuff, as we've discovered. 

However, our goal is to keep a few "high impact" items without having Christmas knick knacks overwhelming our space, or having the burden of storing all of that junk during the other 11 months of the year. 

Our "Christmas decor" consists of 5 pieces:
1. Decorated tree
2. Switching out regular artwork in frames to some quick Christmas drawings
3. Switching out regular flower arrangements in our vases to poinsettias.
4. Text painting using plywood ad stencils
5. Wreath

I will mention that we have stockings for the kids, but we wouldn't normally put those out until Christmas morning when they're filled up. That may change in the coming years...who knows. Either way, I love only having to deal with two boxes of Christmas stuff, instead of an entire storage shed like I've witnessed is the case with many families...


  1. I love this strategy. I've bookmarked this post for future reference. Thanks~

    1. Glad you like it! Hope you have a happy new year.