Maybe you were around this here blog last year in December? Probably not though :) Last year, my husband & I got our first REAL Christmas tree. It was hubby's first real tree ever & my first real one since I was probably 10 or so. I was so excited!
This past year or so, I've been really trying to dress up our home for the holidays. I never used to. We don't have kids, I didn't have that many decorations, and it seemed like it took a lot of work... it's not like anyone was going to see it anyway. But I came to discover that when I did dress up my house for the various seasons & holidays, it was FUN. I saw it, my husband saw it, if we had anyone over they saw it too. It just feels more festive, more seasonal. It's a way to switch things up in our house & not get as bored with it.
I love making wreaths. Some of my favorites over the past year include my winter wreath from last year, my spring pinwheel wreath & my current fall wreath. Wreaths are such a simple way to bring the season to our place. I saved my winter wreath from last year, & it will for certain be up in my house again this year for the season. I love that one! I'm positive I'll make another one too though. Probably a more Christmas-holiday related one. They are just so pretty!
I've also found that there are other inexpensive ways to dress up your place for the season. I've done a number of seasonal projects with things purchased from the dollar store up the street. One of my most popular posts on this blog is about these Christmas decorations made entirely of dollar store products.
I also love to make my house smell like the season. I discovered Scentsy last year & love using scents related to the holiday or season to make my house seem warmer in the winter or flowery-lovely in the spring. The scent really does make a huge difference!
Dressing up your place for the holidays makes it feel more like "home". For me, it makes me more comfortable & comforted. I also am a big fan of cycles (maybe that's why I work for a school!) & I like the change of seasons that we have here in the midwest. I love making my home reflect that!
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