Christmas is an exciting time that includes many traditions, from the holiday get togethers to drives through the neighborhoods admiring all the twinkle lights, and included in all the merriment is the decking of the halls.
With parties to attend and cards to send, decorating your home from floor to ceiling for the holidays can feel overwhelming. While it’s wonderful to pull out the favorites from Christmases of yore like those family ornaments the kids made in kindergarten, it’s not necessary to embellish every room in your home with elaborate decor when simple evergreens will bring just as much cheer and with minimal effort.
For those that celebrate Christmas, bringing a tree indoors is a tradition that many embrace, yet it needn’t be grand or costly. A smaller scale tree placed in the entry fills the home with that desirable scent of the season and greets you at day’s end.
A fir or pine tree that lives in a planter throughout the year can be brought indoors and decorated with twinkle lights. There’s no pressure to decorate your living spaces from top to bottom for the holiday, just a few simple touches will do!
Local markets and nurseries stock mini trees in December making it easy to grab mini evergreens for placement in your dining room. Use everyday serving pieces to prop up seasonal goodies or a few ornaments casually tossed on the table to set a merry scene.
Instead of tucking them away, use your everyday decor as vessels to hold finds from a nature walk, and temporarily tuck cedar garland or fir swags in between.
Elaborate decorating requires hours of cleanup and storage after the season is over. If the effort in any way detracts from the joy, simplify by limiting your holiday decor to simple wreaths – place them in areas of your home where they’ll be enjoyed the most.
Christmastime is a season of generosity and good cheer focused on making spirits bright. Use seasonal evergreens to enhance the ambiance but ignore any pressures felt to have a perfectly decorated home, instead keeping the focus on making memories for the merriest season of all.