Why decorate for the holidays? I’m beginning to think it’s about more than decking the halls. Let’s start with the decor! What’s your holiday style? Today I’m sharing mine, as well as sharing a little bit about what holiday decorating means to me. Not in a made-for-TV movie kind of way. It’s about survival, folks!
For now, my hubby and I have a faux tree. It’s a pencil tree. It’s a tinsel tree. And I’m out of rhymes! On the tree we have a combination of glass-blown ornaments from my childhood, basic glass balls, and a few other fun selections (like the spiral design below). I ordered the yellow snowflake ornaments from CB2. They tie everything together with the rest of the room, which features bright colors.
And now about that holiday decorating thing… Some people find it to be silly. Or not the real meaning of the season. Or a waste of time. But on a personal note, the last few holidays have been tough. They’ve happened to coincide with some difficult life situations. And every year, I know at least a handful of people who are going through a hard time during the holidays as well.
Does decorating make it all better? It’s an empowering, creative distraction. It helps make home a comforting haven. It reminds us that there is light and beauty during the coldest time of the year. And in the midst of challenges, it may be one of the few things we can do to start rebuilding. Wherever you are in life this season, I wish you a holiday filled with brights spots, comfort and peace. XOXO, Kate