We were ready.
Like I said before, no judgement when it comes to Christmas decor and when you decorate. Sometimes we decorate early, sometimes we don't. But this year, with so much going on in our household, I wanted to be done. I wanted to come home from Thanksgiving with my family, and enjoy Christmas.
I knew I wanted to do something a little different on our mantle this year. But with saving money for a kitchen redo...the budget was tight. So I got creative. I grabbed some books that we weren't using (or reading) from around the house, covered them in kraft paper, and gave them Christmas book titles. The kids actually helped me invent them all, and they loved every minute of it.
There miiiiiiight be a few silly ones in there if you look closely enough.
We finished decorating last night, and we've already been enjoying quiet nights around the tree. I don't know about you, but I could use a little extra peace in my life right now. And that's exactly what we've created.
I regret nothing.
Here's to the most wonderful time of the year, friends. Happy decorating.
(P.S. I'm working on compiling a few pics of ALL of our Christmas decor. Will be posting soon!)