December is finally here and I am beyond excited! Elvis is graciously sharing our airwaves with his Blue christmas and I am as pleased as punch that Santa has already organized all the children's gifts. It is always a good feeling when December casually rolls in and 75% of all your gifts have been purchased.
I always find that the build up to Christmas is just as exciting or if not more exciting as Christmas day. It is the long nights spent with the lights off, Christmas Tree lights on and the warm glow of the fireplace... pure bliss. While we are on the subject of fireplaces, I am very happy to have a mantel as it means we can decorate it for Christmas!
Decorating for Christmas
Normally, when I am putting away tree ornaments after the holidays, I start to envisage the next year's tree. So last year, I was contemplating a holiday theme that was simple, natural and calming. I was more interested in natural more then not and what is more natural then a woodland themed christmas?
Some animals for Aedan, rustic elements for me and some tartan for Stephen. It sounded like a win win combination for us, so with that theme in mind, it was all engines go.
We reused majority of the items, however I did purchase the itty bitty toadstools at Asda for £2.00 and the plaid ribbon for £3.00 in Hobby craft.That brings my decoration spend to £5.00, not too shabby me thinks.
Next up on the decorating train.. the tree!! I just need to finish up on some decorations.
While I get that done, how about you guys, have you decorated for the holidays or are you sticking to the 12 days before Christmas rule?
Partying it up at:
A Bowl full of Lemons
The Southern Institute
Making the world cuter
Thrifty Decor Chick
Between Naps on the porch
Sumo's Sweet Stuff