I like to keep it simple when it comes to Christmas decorating. I use the same decorations every year, and generally only add to them when I can shop the sales after Christmas.
Tree decorating is a whole family affair, so ours is full of cardboard and craft paper creations. It’s even got tinsel on it, at the kids’ request. There are bits with loads of baubles clumped together and other bits that are rather sparse, and the beads are especially wonky this time around.
We have a cute tradition where, every year, each kid picks out a unique ornament to buy for the tree. The idea is that when they set up their first home, they’ll each get a sentimental start on their own Christmas decorating. I’ll admit that I do try to steer them towards things that are white, silver or gold. Thankfully it’s worked so far!
Some of my favourite decorations are the little photo frames of each kid on their first Christmas day.
Aside from the Christmas tree, the rest of the decorations are minimal. There are a few smaller trees (including one in each kid’s room) and a garland over the cupboards. Outside, there’s a wreath on the door and some fairy lights. There’s not much space to store stuff in this house, and I find that adding lots of seasonal decor makes the house feel cluttered, which stresses me out. To each their own, but I prefer minimal in my own home.
Enjoy the holidays!