It’s that time of year again. Getting ready for the holidays is exciting and fun, but can also be a little overwhelming. Here are a few tips to make it a smooth process this year.
Toss and Refresh
Most people don’t go out and buy new Christmas decorations every year. However, it’s nice to add to your collection periodically. This season, when you pull out your decorations, decide what you want to keep and re-use and determine what new items you would like – tree ornaments, garland, table runners, stockings. This is an opportunity to refresh and keep things updated, as well as incorporate new, memorable items.
Decorating the House
During the holidays, many of us like to make décor changes in our home. We get excited about entertaining and that usually means a few updates here and there. It doesn’t always take a complete overhaul to update your home. Small touches can go a long way and make a big impact. For example, you can add a stunning piece of artwork, luxurious pillows, a unique vase, or even a pop of greenery. These subtle changes can totally transform a room. Memorable accessories can make your home feel inviting, comfortable and cohesive. Remember, a good tip that applies to home décor is less is more. Take away excess and keep things clean, simple and elegant.
Christmas and Hostess Gifts
During the holiday season, we’re invited to lots of social gatherings. A bottle of wine is a popular gift, and it’s a safe choice, but why not give a gift that’s personal and memorable. There are plenty of options from picture frames to bookends to vases or trays or even gift cards where your host can choose a lovely gift.
The key to planning for the holidays is to start now, make your list and, most importantly, enjoy this time with your loved ones.