Home for the Holidays-Holiday Decor

The clock strikes midnight on Halloween and BAM it's Christmas everywhere (I heard Christmas songs in a store this morning)!  I have to admit that it makes me sad that we jump straight from Halloween to Christmas and breeze over Thanksgiving.  Even though I ban Christmas carols until Black Friday I do start prepping for Christmas early on.  It's such a magical time of year and since you work so hard on the decor and fun you might as well enjoy it as long as possible.  My tradition every year is to do a little Black Friday shopping early in the morning and then spend the rest of day decorating like a mad woman.  My husband does the exterior lights and puts up the trees and I go wild with the decor.  Every year I feel a little like pulling my hair out during the chaos but feel so festive and satisfied when it's all done.  There's nothing like a home at Christmas.

If you're like me and convert to Christmas immediately following Thanksgiving then it's already time to start shopping and prepping.  For me I decorate each area of the house a little differently.  Our formal dining room and living room are white, champagne and silver.  Whereas our family room is traditional red and kelly green.  The girls have a tree in their room and we decorate with shades of pink.  I like keeping everything outside classic and simple so clear lights, wreaths and pillows on our porch bench.  No yard art for this house, lol!

Although I've got all our themes determined I'm always looking for new decor and ways to change it up just a bit.  Above I'm sharing my latest obsessions and trends for this seasons decorating.  I can't get enough plaid and it goes perfectly in our family room.  The garland, glass vases, stockings, chic present bags and tree collar are great additions to our living room.  Can we just talk about this tree collar for a minute?!?!  OMG I'm obsessed.  Forget the tree skirt this is what everyone needs this year.

One of my favorite things about the holidays are the family Christmas cards.  It's the only time of year that I run to the mailbox.  I have been looking for literally years for the right Christmas card holder and I've finally found it!  This is festive, cute and the perfect way to display all the cards.

I already have the galvanized tier stand and I love decorating it for each holiday.  It is in our kitchen and I think everyone needs one in their home.  It adds dimension and versatility to your decor.

Happy Shopping and I'd love to see what items you're adding to your homes this year.  I'll be sharing a holiday home tour soon so stay tuned.  Happy Holidays!

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