Welcome, Big Picture students who hopped over from Stacy’s blog!
It’s that time of year, when thoughts turn to decking the halls, trimming the tree, and hanging the stockings.
The thing is, nobody really shows pictures from that week before the bedazzling of the abode begins, when your blog post is due and the crummy-looking boxes are stacked all over the house, and nothing is camera ready.
In the interest of keeping it real, you should know I do not have my holiday hoopla together just yet!
However, thanks to the magic of digital photography, the Ghost of Christmas Pictures Past can lead us on a virtual tour of a few of the holiday decorations I look forward to displaying each Christmas season. :)
These lights were a major score at a Restoration Hardware after-Christmas sale many years ago, and I absolutely adore their retro charm. Some years we add colored lights, and some years we don’t, but these shining orbs are always a staple. Slowing down from the holiday bustle to admire them with a cup of cocoa just never gets old.
I love our tradition of making and displaying a gingerbread house every year. This one from a couple years ago was one of my all-time favorites.
I love Mason jars, and I love the look of traditional Christmas candy. This super-simple DIY decoration is a great mash-up of both. Just dump some hard Christmas candy into a jar, wedge a candle in the middle, and bask in the glow of your handmade cleverness.
Do you have a favorite trimming or trinket that signifies the season? Would you love to document those little morsels of holiday magic in a fresh way this year? Don’t miss out on celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas with 12 Big Picture elves who are ready to help you focus on the present moments and the joyful anticipation of this yuletide in a more thoughtful way.
Rather than rushing through the holidays this year, give yourself the gift of happy memories documented in a delightfully doable way!
The Big Picture Classes holiday blog tour continues with the fabulous and super-creative Wendy Smedley! Click on through and visit her blog next for more inspiration.