My holiday decorating is complete. I sorted and shifted and unpacked stuff earlier this week -- figuring out which things sparked joy, and which things just felt like obligation or expectation. What emerged is holiday décor "lite." My house looks bright and festive -- but a bit more low key than some years in the past.
This year, I'm relying heavily on twinkle lights, poinsettias, and branches cut from evergreens in my garden. No tree - or at least . . . no big Christmas tree in the traditional sense. And no ornaments. Just a few of my favorite things. Here's a peek at three of them:
1 - I have several Swedish advent candle holders, and I love setting them up each year with my little collection of jultomte (Christmas gnomes).
2 - I love this little Santa. I've had him for years and years and years -- and I recall spending a bit too much on him way back when I first brought him home. It turned out to be worth it, though, as he has brought me joy every year since.
3 - And these stockings were just too perfect to pass up when I found them a few years ago. They're a definite favorite! It always makes me smile to see them hanging from the mantel. (And the dogs like them, too.)
How about you? What are your favorite holiday decorations?
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