There are so many things I love about the Christmas season, like picking out a Christmas tree, whipping up yummy holiday desserts, and spending time with loved ones. One of my favorite traditions is decorating our home for the holidays! As a little girl, I always looked forward to waking up the day after Thanksgiving and helping my mom decorate the house with all of the trimmings. There were certain items I looked forward to pulling out of the boxes that hold sentimental value, like my personalized stocking, our family advent calendar, and most of all, the Christopher Radko ornaments I've been collecting for the past 20 years. Each ornament holds a special memory in my heart, and it's these memories that make this season mean so much.
I still enjoy carrying on this favorite tradition of mine with Freddy in our home, and I love finding new decor items every year to add to our growing collection. I love sticking to the classic Christmas colors of red and green when decorating, and incorporating neutrals such as white and grey to balance it out. I've always been drawn to timeless and traditional design, and the same goes for my Christmas decor.
When it's cold outside, there's nothing I love more than curling up in a warm blanket and lighting a seasonal candle to make our home feel extra cozy. During the winter months I pull out our faux fur blanket and pretend that we live in a log cabin deep in the snowy woods somewhere.... I love how a textural blanket can add a cozy element to the home when it's draped over the couch. I've had my eye on a couple other dreamy blankets from Crane & Canopy, like this herringbone one and this merino wool option. Both look so luxurious and perfect to cuddle up in for a long winter's nap.
All of the little decor elements scattered throughout our home really make it feel like Christmas, and the fact that they all hold wonderful memories make them all the more special. Sometimes you don't have to go all out with your holiday trimmings to make the season bright; a few special pieces, whether old or new, throughout your home can really create that holiday magic.
How do you decorate your home for the holidays? What are some of your favorite traditions? Let me know in the comments below!