Y’all know I like to keep things simple. So keeping Christmas simple seems logical for me. I’m feeling like some of you are like me and needing permission to barely decorate. I don’t mean that like don’t decorate at all. I mean that like I decorate more simply.
My momma and I celebrated her birthday last year by meeting in Madison, GA for their Christmas Tour of Homes. So when I say I love Christmas decorations, it’s those of other people’s homes! I love riding around our neighborhood and seeing the Christmas lights and enjoying the sites and sounds of the season.
But it’s like if you see a recipe pinned to a board of mine and it’s got more than about 4 steps, I ain’t doin’ it. Sorry. My sanguine personality checks out real quick when the fun goes away. Just ask my husband when we paint a room or do a project in the house. Gotta be fun or I’m out. Well, not out but down right irritable! *curtsy*
So here’s a small ‘Christmas Tour’ of my simple house with my simple decorations. All of which have some sort of sentimental value for me. There’s just something inside me that can’t get more than about 6 bins of decorations down. I need them to be contained for my sanity to stay in tact!
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Keeping Christmas Simple
So if you are one of those that loves to look at decorations but can’t bear the thought of dragging all those decorations out, here’s my advice:
- If a decoration of yours truly brings you joy when you pull it out and display it, KEEP IT.
- If a decoration makes you moan when you pull it out, DONATE IT.
- Remember there are those this year that are going to the thrift stores looking for that exact item that doesn’t bring you joy and you are sharing it with them! Just think of it like that!
- Concentrate on doing ‘sections’ of your house. I have a simple skinny tree on my screened porch with lights and a few decorations that go together. I have my main tree, mantel, nativity, and mom’s ceramic tree. That’s about it.
Meanwhile, we are in the homestretch of NaBloPoMo.
I can’t believe I made it. I’ll admit, when my youngest broke his collarbone Sunday night, I thought I was down for the count. I’ve had a lot of down time since then so I’m catching up.
Keep it Simple,