Holidailies Prompt: Describe your holiday decorating techniques.
We have joked in the past that Mom’s holiday decorating style is to make it look like Christmas threw up all over the house. And for the most part, that is an accurate description. She has seven or eight trees, all fully decorated. Some themed, some not. I’m pretty sure that every available surface has some sort of holiday decoration on top of it. It’s awesome.
Sadly, my method of decorating isn’t quite as awesome. Mostly because I don’t have enough decorations. Or a place to store them in the off season. I have considered keeping the tree up all year, but I think that’s one of those things that gets you classified as a crazy person. But come on, how fun would it be to decorate a tree for all sorts of different seasons. Winter and Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day, etc. Of course, I don’t have room to store all those decorations either. Or the money to buy them.
I can’t say there’s any sort of system to my decorating. Tree in the corner. Other things sit on shelves and hang on the wall. Some things have specific spots, others just get scattered about wherever they fit. And of course, the decorations seem to multiply every year.
For me, the most important thing is the tree. I’ve got a ton of ornaments, and I love putting up the tree every year, even though it’s an exercise in frustration, as I always forget how annoying the tree is to put together. I’ll probably leave it up til sometime after the New Year and then carefully pack it all away for next year.