The day after Thanksgiving is when I bust out all the Christmas decorations and run around like a madwoman putting everything up. I feel like this is the only way to do it, fast and furious. Anyone else? No?
We all know my favorite spot to decorate is the mantel.
The stockings are my favorite (and if you need stocking stuffer ideas, I've got you covered!) all purchased from Target over the years.
My new favorite may be the shadow box with jingle bells, an easy, 2 minute craft using a free printable from here and bells from World Market (purchased a few years ago.)
You can't forget the Nativity scene, this one was a gift from Brian's grandma (G-ma) from 5 years ago.
And these little mini trees from Target Dollar Spot (5 or so years ago) are the best. I had originally bought one for our apartment and one for my classroom and now both are used at home. The other mini tree is in Kinsey's room.
This is her book shelf, it got the most love; her mini tree, chocolate advent calendar and her gingerbread house.
Those sweet, battery-powered reindeer lights were another Target Dollar Spot find from this year.
I have made two felt trees since Kinsey's second Christmas (this one is the second version) but all the felt ornaments are originals, I need to make a personalized one for Brielana now!
And this is my version of a card holder: twine, washi tape and paper cut outs. Easy peasy and oh so darling (if I do say so myself ;) I will probably add some more layers of twine as more Christmas cards arrive.
And there you have it! Our decorations for Christmas 2015! If you're feeling nostalgic here is last year's Homemade Christmas.