1. Decorate your tree...with the ones you love.
I know, I know. Why am I even saying this? Basically most people who celebrate Christmas decorate a tree. I just want to emphasize how fun this can be when you are with your family, friends, or significant other. Make the tree your own and decorate it with things that remind you of what you have done, what has happened, and what you love!
2. Put mini ornaments on everything!
Me and my mom do this! It's so fun and somewhat funny to see where we can put those mini Christmas bulbs!
3. Add some fun holiday stuffed animals around your house!
4. Have some tabletop decorations
This is a great opportunity to invite friends over to make your table centerpieces. While we didn't make ours, my and my mom bought them together! They just keep reminding you of the beautiful holiday to come!
5. Decorate the fireplace
I think stockings are essential around Christmas time. Since we are all older in my house, we don't wait until Christmas to fill the stockings. Now, something that worried me when we moved into the house was how we would put stockings up so here is a guide for all fireplaces and if you don't have a fireplace...
Traditional fireplace - put stocking holders up and hang your stockings on them.
Beehive fireplace - hang your stockings on the fireplace screen (see my photo)
Stove - Try putting some command hooks on the pipe-looking thing and hang the stockings on them, then you can take down the command hooks after the holidays.
No fireplace - You can put hooks on the bottom of a shelf or buy a stocking holder (basically a board with hooks on it specifically for stockings) or go back to the original tradition. Put boots out and fill those with goodies! Bonus points if you decorate the boots or around the boots.
6. Find other places for holiday cheer!
We put these tiny swags above all our doorways, but sometime I would like to try mistletoe. You can do so much, so be creative and have fun with your friends, family, and loved ones!
So, thank you for reading this...what do you do to decorate? Do you do it alone or with others?