When else do we count light strings by the dozen and the baubles by the hundreds?
To every archway, a trimming, and to every door, a wreath.
(To make this totally gorgeous display, start with a long evergreen garland and use florist's pins and hot glue to secure pinecones, faux berries and apples, magnolia leaves, and holiday ribbon to it. Wrap gratuitously with lights. Create a matching wreath.)
You're smiling now, aren't you?
Imagine making this crafty guy for the 4th of July or Mother's Day. Nope, only Christmas gets this cuteness.
This is a holiday where a sparkly white room has as much right to claim Christmas...[see next slide]
...as this vintage-and-colorful take does.
Say it together now: "Aw!"
Rudolph has done way more than inspire a song.
This cookie looks jolly good!
Railings are ho-hum until the holidays. (And, frankly, don't your railings just look a little drab when the garland comes off?)
I mean, when else can you obsessively check off the days without being made fun of?
(To make this cute display, cut twenty-four 2-1/4-inch circles from an adhesive magnet sheet. Adhere to pattern paper; the more colorful, the better. Cut out. Add a number sticker in the center. Place over a 24-hole muffin tin that didn't have baking plans this holiday.)
Ornaments are the ultimate excuse to play with felt.
They dominate the season and don't even bother showing their pretty faces until December.
Hung on the tree? Check. Made into a wreath? Check. Strung as a garland? Yep. Collected in a cloche? You betcha.
The food's important, sure, but the conversation starts during seating.