Monday, December 5, 2011

Spread Real Cheer w/ Holiday Decorating

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 9:00 AM
Thanksgiving is behind us and I cannot believe it's December. It's the 5th to be exact which means just 20 short days until the BIG DAY!
Lots of people have their decorations up but if you are in need of some tips I come to you today with mine.

Start Slow:
Taking out, separating, organizing then putting up the holiday decorations in one time is not only time consuming but can be very stressful. With the short days we have this time of the year it's good to just add a few decorations each day. We start the day after Thanksgiving so by the first weekend in December all our decorations are up and we can enjoy them.
Choose a Theme:
I'm sorry but I cannot stand decorations that are all over the place. Choosing a theme like white outdoors, Santa, pinks, blues, ect and that sorta of stuff makes your home look so much prettier and enjoyable. We usually stick to blues and silver in the house. Last year we did a red Santa theme. Outside I tend to like white lights.
Bake:
Yep, it's that simple. Get your kids involved. Years from now your kids won't remember what gorgeous wrapping paper you used or that beautiful mantel you put together. No, they will remember the laughter, the smells, the fun, and the memories you made together while baking. Amazing memories are made in the kitchen and the Holiday times are the perfect time for this.

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