I've already managed to get rid of one small shopping bag of decorations. The box that is still sitting unpacked in the living room is all ornaments and lights and odds and ends, so I hope to thin that out as well.
Many decorations have sat in those boxes year after year anyway. My tastes have changed a bit in the ten years since I started my own holiday collections. Out with the old and unused and in with the new (and handmade!)
You might recognize some of these pictures from two years ago. Our camera/external drive is still misbehaving, so this these were pulled from this blogs '09 post.
I prefer a simple, natural style. Some santa thrown in for good measure, but I'd like most of our decorations to invoke excitement and joy for the upcoming season, an appreciation of nature and the change around us, and things that will stay lovely and usable for most of the winter.
How simple and lovely to tuck some greenery into baskets or boxes.
This years decorations are still in progress. I have a couple of crafts planned for this week that I'll share with you soon, and the tree comes this weekend! It never quite feels like Christmas to me until the tree is up.
If I could knit with any sort of ease, these stockings would be mine.
I can't though, so I've been brainstorming some fabric ideas, with the baby - I think it's time for a family set of stockings
What is your holiday decorating style? Do you have one? Is it ever changing or traditional?