As you may already know, around here  Christmas is in full swing. I just can’t help it. Once I set out the holiday merchandise in my Gift Shoppe, I’m ready to decorate the rest of my house.

Last year time flew by way too quickly, and I ended up barely decorating my house for Christmas. I got so wrapped up in everything else, I completely lost the motivation and time to decorate. I’m chalking that up to a lesson learned and getting started early this year.

You probably know that my style is a mix of vintage and modern with a splash of traditional and glam. Talk about eclectic, right? I’ve always had a hard time defining myself because I’m a fan of so many different styles. The one thing I love about today’s trends is that eclectic design is totally “in,” and even encouraged.

Anyway, one area of design that I’m constantly pulling inspiration from is Scandinavian style. It suits me so well. In my opinion it is the perfect mix of old and new. It’s simple and clean while still full of color and character. I love that! I love it even more around the holidays. It reminds me of the Christmases of my past. The Christmases that focused on family and tradition, not gifts and Black Friday sales. As I decorate this year, I am going to try and recreate my most beloved holiday memories.

So the other day I searched Pinterest for beautiful Scandinavian-inspired holiday decor. Here’s what I found:

Images via ACME Party Box Company

What a delightful†project! It’s great when crafters think outside the box and use nontraditional colors. Totally modern with a touch of rustic coziness!

Images via Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping knows what a wonderful and warm touch Scandinavian design provides during the holidays. Their mantel display is gorgeous.

Images via Good Housekeeping

And that cardboard Rudolf head. Fabulous! Thankfully no reindeer were harmed in the making of that beauty.

Images via Emmelines Blogg

Written in Swedish, I have no idea what Emmeline is talking about, but that doesn’t stop me from being inspired by her glorious holiday photos. Her displays are magazine worthy. That adorable tin village is begging for a place at my house.

Images via West Elm

Even one of my favorite stores has a touch of Scandinavian style. Check out these fun twine trees from West Elm. I’m also loving that star made from string lights. So simple, yet so dramatic!

Images via Lantliv

This is probably among the best holiday houses I’ve ever seen. The simplicity and charm is breathtaking.

Images via Lantliv

The pops of red and green set against white walls and blonde, rough finished wood floors†make†my little holiday heart flutter with delight. I’m also a huge fan of their almost-Charlie-Brown-looking Christmas tree.

Images via Inspired by Charm

I even found some Scandinavian style in my own Gift Shoppe. Who knew I could be inspired by things I already had in my own house!

Beautiful inspiration, right? This year, why not muster up a little design courage and decorate from your heart? Use the things you love and cherish to create a home you are proud to share. And, let’s get the decorating done early so there is plenty of time left to fill our homes with friends and laughter!

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Comments

  • Kylie Cooper at

    By decorating the house and making it cozy and warm to celebrate the first Christmas with my boyfriend in our own apartment!

  • Funnelcloud Rachel at

    Michael, your timing is uncanny! I’ve been dreaming of a Scandinavian-themed Christmas since I took my tree down last year! Also, I’m currently prepping my Handmade Holiday posts and the series should kick-off this week with lots of DIY Christmas projects throughout the month of December!

  • Lindsey at

    I thought with a 2-year-old decorating would be hard. However, boundaries have been set and he knows to look and not touch! It is so much more magical this year when he understands a little bit what is going on and it makes me want to vomit glitter and lights and garland over every inch of the house. If only someone was there to clean it up come January!

  • DecorandtheDog at

    I’m sitting on the couch reading blogs. πŸ˜› Actually, I am sewing up some stockings today and adding Christmas lights to our windows. Then I will start shopping. Bring it, holidays.

  • Tanya S. at

    I’m preparing by cleaning. A good, deep, out with the unused, in with the idea of an empty shelf doesn’t mean I need something new, enjoy the memory not the stuff type of clean. And I’m loving it so far…
    Thanks! Love the blog!

  • Erin C. Young at

    i prepare with LISTS!! lists of gifts to buy, lists with gifts already purchased, lists with things to do, people to see, etc. LISTS!

    erincyoung (at) yahoo.com

  • Anonymous at

    Just purchased special candles for Chanuka, and looking online and in cookbooks for different, unique recipes (spotted one recently for jelly doughnut cupcakes!)

    -Amy F., former coordinator of McElwain

    (I’d love to win, but I’d rather not leave my e-mail address in such a public venue.)

  • Becky in Wa at

    We are getting the trees up and the nutcrackers and carolers and snowmen and angels and so much more. With lots of lights!

    Becky in WA

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets at

    Gorgeous decorations!!! I love it! Can you come do my home? It needs a facelift πŸ™‚ And Starbuck’s giftcard? YES PLEASE!

  • Mami2jcn at

    We get into the holiday spirit by putting up the tree the day after Thanksgiving.

    Hopefully soon my husband will work on exterior illumination.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  • suburban prep at

    We have begun by putting up the 30 or so German nutcrackers. We also put out the nativity scenes that we have and some ornament balls go into bowls. We put seasonal candles out on the mantle and I have a wreath on the front door.
    In a week or so we will get the tree (fresh) and decorate it.
    We have already put out the lights in the front of the house.

  • Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale at

    really lovely images…i love Scandinavian decor, especially with all their pops of red for Christmas!

  • emily @ cabin fervor at

    I prepare by keeping it simple! If the thought of decorating stresses me out at all, I let myself off the hook and remind myself that I don’t need all of that to fully appreciate the holidays. Some Christmas tunes and a cup of hot chocolate really do the trick when things get busy!

  • Dealsfan32 at

    I prepare by decorating the christmas tree and wrapping presents.

    dealsfan32 at gmail dot com

  • Jane S. at

    I get ready for the holiday season by cleaning. Blehh! Not fun but it is necessary. I’ve been working on gifts for a good month, and once Dec. 1 rolls around there will be holiday music playing and bit by bit I’ll get stuff put up on the walls, get lights put up, and then the tree will go up. I’m getting excited just writing about it!!

    Thanks for the Scandinavian Christmas pics, and for the nice giveaway. πŸ™‚

  • Heather at

    Pouring over my December home and cooking magazines (I never throw out the December issues, I have several from years past). I never know what will inspire me every year. Also looking at blogs like yours on the internet for great ideas.

  • Nicole Buckingham at

    by slowing waaay down and simultaneously decorating the heck outta everything in site. hah. I heart Christmas.

    cheers,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

  • Laurel @ABubblyLife at

    I LOVE the felt ball decorations in the first pic!

    I am moving during the holidays, so I am preparing by packing- blah!

  • Tara Celeste at

    I’m making a new garland for the tree and decorating our mantle!

  • Dead Flowers at

    We decorated the house, inside and out, and we’re listening to our ever-growing dedicated Christmas iPod, full of an eclectic selection of OUR favorite Christmas music. I’m sure baking will be involved at one point.

  • Katy K at

    I’ve been putting up the lights, drinking lots of hot chocolate, and lighting cinnamon candles.

    kainkath@grinnell.edu

  • Anonymous at

    Make sure everyone gifts a gift.

    applejacks18 /@/ yahoo.com

  • Beth at

    Decorating the house!

  • Jessica To at

    I am shopping online and putting up a real tree and simple decorations.
    reklaw422 at hotmail dot com

  • Juli M at

    We are going to have a Scandinavian Christmas tree so I have been making and buying ornaments in preparation.

  • Allison at

    Decorating my house, and planning my yearly cookie exchange. A great excuse to get everyone together!

  • Amy Reed at

    My step-daughters will be coming for a visit this weekend – so excited to go pick out our Christmas tree at the local tree farm and put up my Dickens village houses!

  • Terri at

    I am decorating our house, buying presents for my family and baking cookies!

  • Courtney B at

    we’ve set up our xmas tree and xmas lights around the house

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

  • Janet Nolan at

    By making cut out cookies to decorate with the kids in a couple of weeks!

  • fresh modern at

    I’m preparing by looking online for decor ideas, that’s how I found you! We’re going with simple and elegant but homey. The Scandinavian look is what I’m after and starting to pull together.

  • Emily at

    I’ve decorated my house for the holidays! My tiny silver tree is up, the interior of the apartment is decked out in white lights, and there is gold and red garland in the kitchen! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

  • heatherp626 at

    I am decorating the house, almost done! I’ll be cooking and baking it up her very soon to prepare some neighbor gifts! Loving the season!

  • Sara Galindez at

    Well, the tree is up, the stockings are hung by the chimney-less mantle, and we’ve got Christmas in our hearts!

  • karenmed409 at

    Love the Cardboard Reindeer!
    Well the Tree was trimmed last weekend, now the kids are busy making their ornaments they make each to hang on tree. Unpacking the Holiday dishes and candles for the table setting for the family to arrive for dinner. And scanning my favorite place pinterest for more decorating ideas.

  • Lindsey at

    Drinking hot coco and watching Christmas movies!

  • Stacy Norman at

    by making it smell like I’m walking through a forest ~ I love a christmas tree smell!!

  • Stacy at

    All I’ve been doing lately is listening to Christmas music.

  • moni wegren at

    I’m Pinteresting lots of cuteness trying to figure out new Christmas decor…
    Thinking that the Rudolph from BHG is going to be on the list!!!

  • LorieR at

    Lots of Hallmark Christmas movies…over and over. (It’s a guilty pleasure!) And, of course, brewing my Starbucks Christmas Blend K-cups!

  • conniet at

    I have been busy selling wreaths for a local senior center fundraiser. I start decorating my house Saturday.

  • Anika at

    So far, I have been shopping and wrapping. Hoping to decorate the house this weekend…anyone have ideas for how to keep 2 twenty-month-old boys from destroying the tree? πŸ™‚

  • Erin Kaven at

    Now that the kids are older, we’re preparing for Christmas by trying new things. Going to see “A Christmas Carol on the Air” instead of the Nutcraker, trying new recipes and experimenting with new traditions.

  • Patty at

    Preparation has to start with some cleaning. Put away crafts, already purchased gifts, and things I don’t need right now. Then I can start decorating ! Thanks, Michael, for bringing us this giveaway!

    patty
    soriano471@sbcglobal.net

  • Kelly Massman at

    We follow traditions, like baking cookies, putting out decorations, getting together with family! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

  • Unknown at

    I am making felt Advent calendars to give away to young families in my church.

  • Jan at

    I’m putting up my tree this weekend.

  • Jan at

    I subscribe via email.

  • Amanda Thompson at

    Baking, baking and more baking!!

    adb6{at}humboldt{dot}edu

  • Mairin at

    I am preparing by taking a large portion of my decorations to work where I am running a GIVE-ing Tree collecting gifts for Teens and Seniors (2 often overlooked groups during the holiday season)…

  • Erin at

    I’m preparing by being a little more on the ball for the gift stuff so I can focus on the simple but meaningful gifts that last even longer: service opportunities and time spent with the people I love.

  • Cheryl at

    I’m gathering items from around the house, garage, and yard to decorate for Christmas this year. I’m going for anything neutral, shiny, or rusted.

  • 3212 at

    I decided that “less is more” this year and going with lime green and browns and white this year. Very clean, but still festive.
    The decorating starts this weekend!!!

  • HHart at

    I’m preparing by trying to limit my commitments so I have time to enjoy the season with family and friends…less is more, right?

  • April was in CT now CA at

    I’ve prepared by getting the house all decorated (inside and out) so we can enjoy it for the rest of the season. I’ll also be baking up goodies to share with hubbies co-workers and our neighbors.

  • Scarlett Lane at

    I am online shopping for ceramic christmas tree bulbs for my grandmothers old tree that I found in the garage. I can’t wait.

  • Taisa at

    By baking lots of yummy holiday treats for my friends and family!

  • Linda McWilliams at

    I have been sewing Christmas decorations and gifts for a month now. I love Christmas and giving hand made gifts!

  • Anonymous at

    I am doing a little each day. Today Iam baking two kinds of cookies.

  • Jessica at

    I am done with christmas shopping but still have all of my holiday decor to put up so hopefully I will get it done this weekend!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  • Jackie at

    We have already started decorating and we are getting our tree this weekend. We love making the house filled with pinecones and greens!!
    Thanks for a chance :)happy holidays

  • coco at

    Just getting started good! First i gave my house a really good cleaning and decluttering. It helps to start with a semi-blank canvas. I try not to do the same thing with the same decorations every year. Now the fun begins!

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom at

    How am I preparing? Decorating and baking and flying to Dallas to be with the rest of my family!!! πŸ™‚ I Love the holidays!!

    Also, LOVE all the decorating ideas you posted!!! So lovely! πŸ™‚

  • mitchiesmom at

    I haven’t done a thing yet – but I’ve thought alot about it!! Just getting our Marine home from Afghanistan is our #1 priority!! He is on US soil – will be in our home 12/15!!! Can’t wait!!!

  • VColeman at

    How are you preparing for the holiday season? Getting ready to make our gingerbread houses with the grandchildren, a family tradition since they were 2! The oldest is almost 9 and can’t wait to show the little guys his skills.

  • Lynda at

    I’m preparing for the holiday season by decorating the tree with my hubby and getting the advent calendar ready with tiny treats and bible verses. πŸ™‚

  • Lynda at

    Oops, forgot to include my email in my above post: orangeblossoms02 at aol dot com

  • Jodi at

    We’re decking the halls with our Scandinavian-inspired tree (lots of straw ornaments) this weekend, and I’m starting the holiday baking!

  • keizerfire at

    We are getting ready to start baking, which will include cinnamon ornaments to hang on the tree! And the opening of the advent calendar starts in the morning!

    Lisa R (keizerfire@aol.com)

  • SwedishInspirations at

    Being Swedish living in the US I always get goosebumps when seeing Christmas decor that remind me of home. if you that style check out my online store http://www.swedishinspirations.com for other Scandinavian holiday ornaments and wonderful homemade gnomes.

  • Kristin Saling at

    We’ll be baking tons and tons of cookies to share with friends and family!

    πŸ™‚ KC
    ahappyeverafter.com

  • Amy at

    I prepare for the Holidays by decorating the tree and baking cookies with my kids. So much fun.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  • Elizabeth at

    I’m preparing by drinking lots and lots and lots of coffee.

  • Cassie Malone at

    I love the Scandinavian theme! It reminds me of old world traditions, when family actually meant being together and spending time together. Love it! I already have my tree up with decorations from family and friends. Most of the ornaments have a special meaning, so its nice to think about that when putting them on the tree.

  • A at

    I am Christmas crafting with my kiddos – and it includes the awesome Rudolf head on this page! Love it!

  • Christina at

    I am preparing for the holiday season by decorating my house with Christmas lighting and flowers, also I’ll bake cookies as gifts for my friends and neighbors.

    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Dee at

    I’m preparing for the holiday season by baking fresh goods and putting up the tree! πŸ™‚

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

  • Shannon at

    I’m prepping by putting up my tree (already done) and watching all of my favorite Christmas movies:)

  • Liz Schulte at

    So far…haven’t prepared at all! πŸ˜‰

  • Mrs. D. at

    I am really feeling the holiday spirit this year! Your post really warms my heart!

  • Anonymous at

    Checking out Pinterest ideas for the holiday season πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer Monton at

    To get ready for the holidays, I am making as many decorations for our new home as I can. Since I stay home with our toddler and teen, I have the opportunity to do a lot of things with them, but it also means that I’m doing it all on a shoestring budget. I have a lot of friends who are in the same boat, so we are getting together to make some of the decorations (or write letters to Santa) together:)

  • Unknown at

    Because of your contagious inspiration, I started my Christmas decorating 2 weeks before Christmas, all the while drooling over you creativity and wishing that you would come and decorate for me. Last weekend the outside lights and fresh garland went up. Now onto making Christmas Ornaments and garlands to send friends around the world. Some Christmas shopping is done thanks to Amazon.com. Let the baking begin.

  • chris at

    Trees and lights, Oh MY!

  • Madeline Brubaker at

    I’m preparing by figuring out ahead of time what we’ll be making for our holiday meals.
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

  • sy at

    I’m preparing to travel to few places to see family, I’m doing more gift shopping than decorating this year. I’m also making some handmade gifts, maybe a smaller version of the cardboard rudolf head? Thanks for the ideas and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

  • annc999 at

    My annual cookie party – a chance to see friends I rarely see.

  • MANDY83 at

    We put our tree up and I’ve done a lot of Christmas shopping!

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

  • Eclecticity at

    Making handmade dolls for my two nieces!

  • Georgia Caudle at

    I really put out decorations this year. Have not done that forever.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  • lotsofdishes at

    I am for sure going to make Chex Mix as gifts to prepare for the holiday season… it’s a tiny tradition. I LOVE your decor.
    brent.val (at) gmail dot com

  • Mindy at

    Since my Christmas season is limited due to grad school, I’m preparing by listening to Pandora christmas stations NONSTOP as I study! I love the Michael Buble Christmas station!

  • Keats at

    Spending time with family and baking!!

  • ms-texas at

    i already have my tree and decorations up and I’m planning to try to wrap at least one gift a day so I don’t get overwhelmed at the last minute!

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Judy B. at

    Your ideas have inspired me! The Scandinavian influence is very clean, different, and interesting. At this point I am still “preparing” to decorate by cleaning, moving things around, and planning.

  • MCantu1019 at

    Cleaning house and decorating
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

  • Kerry at

    I’ve been decorating the house little by little this year instead of being overwhelmed doing it all in one weekend!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

  • cw at

    We just put up the christmas tree and we went through ornament and gave away ones that didn’t mean anything to us…we kept the sentimental ones only…now when I look at the tree, I can feel the love. My daughter also helped put the christmas cards on the door so we can see our friend’s faces as we walk out the door.

  • Angel Jacklyn at

    I usually don’t have a lot of money for gifts come the holidays, so I like to clean out my closet & donate clothes I no longer wear to the salvation army. I honestly prefer to aim for other donation boxes where the clothing is given directly to who needs it verses being sold. I do this year ’round, but doing it at Christmas makes me feel like I’m passing along the “tradition” of gifts.

    As far as around the house, I pull like to hang lights on the windows & decorate them with decal, as well as put up a few things throughout the house (like stockings, as I can’t spend a lot on gifts I try to stuff them with candies & products on sale). Gift exchanging isn’t expected in our family (with the exception of kids), but I still attempt to pick up whatever has a good price tag attached to it a month or so before Christmas & surprise people…!!!

    kytah00@yahoo.com

  • LAMusing at

    Your decoration are so pretty! We aren’t hosting anything this year, but we’re still putting up some decorations to get in the spirit πŸ™‚
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Norma at

    We’re just starting! We pulled out the decorations and have made a Christmas shopping list.
    bingomamanorma at gmail dot com

  • Beth K at

    I’m preparing for the holiday season by baking lots of Christmas cookies and creating handmade gifts. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Julie Ann at

    I’m doing lots of shopping!

  • Tabathia at

    We have put up a christmas tree, decorated the living room and put up a wreath and are about to build a gingerbread house

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • throuthehaze at

    I’m preparing by cleaning, decorating, and baking.
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  • rachel at

    I’m making cookies! I have a cookie exchange on Sunday

  • journey2wonder at

    This will be a strange year—I am prepping everything for half may family who will be celebrating Christmas with relatives here in the USA…at the same time as planning an itinerary and making reservations for my 10 yr old daughter and me to meet up with our oldest daughter in Germany for the holidays!

  • Kristin at

    I shopped for Christmas presents early, so now I can just enjoy working on my Christmas cookies and candies. I think my husband and I will even have time to work on a Christmas video instead of cards this year, so that will be fun!

  • whitney at

    i am getting my Christmas shopping done early this year! Hopefully I’ll be done this weekend!

    whitneybellows88 (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Donna at

    Having the whole family over is going to be a lot of work but tons of fun as well. Need to do lots of cleaning and stocking up on food.

  • Tammy C at

    We are simplifying this year…ornaments, decorations, gifts…everything…and we are loving it! Christ will definitely be the focus of our Christmas! Thank you!

  • Gina Wildorchid at

    I have been going through lots of old toys and clothing to see what I can donate!

    Thanks for the cool giveaway!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  • Gina Wildorchid at

    tweet–https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/274932146634895361

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  • angie lilly at

    I still have to decorate outside and inside, wrap all the gifts, buy one more gift, and then actually celebrate AFTER the new year. My family lives out of state with the rest of my family and so my parents will not be able to come celebrate with us until after the new year.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

  • jenspurg at

    Got all the shopping out of the way so we can enjoy the holidays this year. Tree is up and going to wrap everything this weekend.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

  • wizardewu at

    I’m preparing for the holiday season by doing my shopping way early. Gift wrapping next…

    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

  • Rebecca Johnson at

    Every Christmas is a Danish Christmas for our family! My mother and granparents hail from Denmark and so I’m half Danish and my children are a quarter. I love the holidays and the traditional Danish decorations we’ve all gathered since before I was born. So beautiful and magical and full of warm memories.

  • Jamie R at

    Getting some early shopping done

  • Miah Raye at

    I’m preparing my getting a little bit done everyday like getting gifts, preparing the house etc

  • Rebecca Graham at

    I am going to decorate the outside of the house this year with more lights than last year. I am looking up recipes to make for Christmas dinner.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

  • Julie at

    I’m preparing by making a schedule and check list of everything I need to get done

  • Thomas Murphy at

    I’m preparing my getting holiday shopping done and finishing decorating.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

  • Prasert at

    I got all my shopping out of the way so I can focus on the smaller things

  • Howell at

    I prep for the holidays by getting the house cleaned, baking gifts and getting ready to travel.

    hlee99 (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Kay Ruam at

    My biggest thing is getting all the shopping done. I’m still a little behind but trying to get a little done each day

  • ChristineMM at

    I love the clean simple look of the Scandanavian Christmas. This is the antithesis of what I see in my new home in Texas where it is all glitter and matallic and abundant largess.

  • JC at

    We set up tree and decoration, do a lot of baking/cooking to get ready for holidays.

  • nadalfan at

    I’ve just been getting everything organized for the big day

  • Deb at

    I’ve got two young sons, so they make sure the holiday vibe is felt very strongly! We do a lot with our schools and the scouts to spread cheer throughout the season.

  • burgmom at

    We try to put a Christmas tree in every room of the house so that means a lot of furniture has to be moved first.

  • TheChattyMom at

    I am trying to get my checklist done…when you add a Christmas Eve birthday it’s ha hectic month. But keeping my Norwegian traditions of cookie baking with my Grandmother’s recipes. πŸ™‚

  • Whitney at

    I’m preparing by holding on tight! This month is crazy!

  • Anonymous at

    I am preparing for Lefe Day! My family is Norwegian. On Sunday before Christmas Eve we will make Lefse, so it will be nice and fresh. Along with many other desserts
    Crystal

  • Rasinkain at

    I have not done much decorating inside the house because we are going to be gone but I have decorated the outside with lights for everyone to enjoy.

    I posted on my blog. http://4rasinkain.blogspot.com/

    I have packed the griddle, rolling pin and plan on making lefse on Christmas Eve with my boys.

  • Courtney B at

    we are preparing for putting up xmas tree and decorating the house!

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

  • cw at

    We are hanging up xmas cards we receive on the door so we can look at our friends/family every time we leave. Also cleaning and then baking!

    • cw at

      Oops…I tried to delete this comment (I commented previously) but it wouldn’t let me delete it.

  • Carmen Nuland at

    Ooo – I like the idea of a Scandinavian Christmas. We have our tree and a few decorations up this year. I still need to make homemade caramels and a few cookies this weekend.

  • Anonymous at

    We making cookie dough that can be frozen and baked a later date and we completed the grocery shopping except for the fresh veggies.

    maynekitty at live dot com

  • Stacy at

    Shopping, wrapping presents, listening to Christmas music, watching Christmas movies, decorating the tree….so excited!

  • wizardewu at

    I’m preparing for the holiday season by housecleaning first!

    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

  • Lynn at

    Since we’re celebrating the holidays this year at my mom’s, I don’t have to do much except shop for gifts! πŸ™‚

    rawrms at gmail dot com

  • Ashley Pastorius at

    Now we are taking care of our annual fall clean up and clean out. Once that is complete we are on to a happy holiday. Last year we cut circles out of cereal boxes and painted them red and white, my girls used glue and glitter to write out “Merry Christmas”,then we strung them together and hung them up. This year I am now thinking we need to make felt balls for a unique decoration for our awkward window above our front door. I am thinking something similar to that above (thanks for the inspiration) and add some white lights. Happy holidays.

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