But, this year - I wondered if I should really get much out? I mean, we are leaving December 7th for the rest of the month to go to Colorado. And, does it make sense to get a bunch of decorations out only to have to put them all back when we get home on Jan. 1? No.
However, I am such a lover of all things Christmas and cozy and getting the house all fixed up for this season - that I knew I could not do nothing.
So, I began to look for ways to make the most of what we have out everyday and add little Christmas touches to those things. We're going without a tree - but I did have David get out the Christmas decoration boxes and I picked a very few things to get out.
Are you traveling for Christmas? Here are my ideas for adding Christmas to your home in a very short time and with only a few things from your stash of decorations!
Let their cover artwork provide lots of color and a festive touch for an instant display!
Current and past issues grouped together will provide a lot of Christmas cheer!
Giving Thanks hurricanes are filled seasonally and I love keeping these out all the time! A few ornaments really went a long way in these jars that are on my kitchen counter.
Thankful for His Grace vase is instantly transformed when holding glass ornament balls.
Again, this takes about two minutes, but adds sparkle and ambiance immediately!
I think these were my favorite touch this year! And, finding mini wreaths is so simple!
Look for napkin rings, candle rings or small wreath ornaments on the after-Christmas sales for a sweet simple way to dress up candle sticks, lay in jars or tie on to vases or candle holders.
I typically get free greens at Lowe's to spruce up my front door - but saw these festive ice skates in my Christmas box already decorated. Again, all the time this took was to walk from the box to the door and hang!
lots of impact for just getting out these two things!
And, I recently was able to get these with a DaySpring gift code that I got when we sponsored our two new Compassion children.
One or two bigger things when grouped with the everyday
things will make a bigger impact than little things of course!
A pillow, a couple of trees and an angel are quick and pretty!
Make something that adds to the Christmas smell or use
scented candles if you can in your home.
Make a cup of hot tea or simmer some mulling spices.
* Christmas Music!
* Christmas words on chalkboards!
How do you handle your decor when traveling this time of year?