Creative Christmas Memories & Decorating Idea
One of my readers, Dana @ Cooking at Cafe D (who is doing a 31 Day series on 31 Minutes to a More Organized Life!) left me this sweet comment:
I’m really enjoying this series. it goes to show that it doesn’t take a large effort – just a little effort and a little thought – to make something special.
Yes. Thank you. True words. That is my goal.
So, in thinking about the topic of being inspired for the season ahead, I stumbled across a delightful idea over at Canadian House & Home.
Simple cloth bags with numbers of them, a use-what-you-already-have ornament tucked inside. Each day of December, children get to open a bag and another ornament goes on the tree.
Simple creativity and meaningful holiday decor. It just takes a little thought, a little effort.
Sometimes we get overwhelmed, thinking holidays have to be complicated ordeals. Or that having a beautiful holiday home requires amazing design sense, money, lots of time, or showcasing all the latest trendy stuff. And we miss the whole point.
We can start now with a goal to choose a few simple ideas for creative yet memorable decor, a few easy fun treats to enjoy and share, a few simple-to-make comforting holiday meals. Then decide which meaningful traditions we want to keep this year.
And then we can let go of the excessive expectations that will stress us out, zero in on a few special ideas we really want to do, and we’ll actually have time and energy to make them happen and ENJOY them.
We don’t have to jump ahead to Christmas yet, we can and should still savor Autumn. Just start your list of simple holiday ideas and traditions so you can start gathering what you need and begin weeding out the rest.
Want to catch up on the first six days?
Day 2: Plush Pumpkin Fall Giveaway!
Day 3: Why I Love this Season
And here is where to find the list of other creative and inspiring bloggers involved in this 31 Day series!