While I was taking a few Holiday photo shots around the house to share with you, my Elf On The Shelf decides to have a little outdoor fun. Continue reading →
“Trim the tree and wrap the presents, turn the Christmas music on, this Christmas I’ll be home with bells on.” Can you hear Dollie singing? Ha Ha, this is a fun favorite Christmas song for our family. There was a Kenny and Dollie Christmas special back when my children were little. We recorded it and played it over and over. Just hearing it puts me in a happy place.
My favorite thing to do is bask in the light of the Christmas tree. It is usually the first light on in the morning and the last light off in the evening, There is truly magic in lights. Their twinkle and shine just lure me in. I loved the colored lights of my childhood. It would not have be unusual to find me in the evening just sitting enjoying the colorful array.
I adore the faces of all the ornaments. Each little ornament seems to have a personality of it’s own. Old familiar faces that warm your heart from year to year sit alongside new faces added to the collection.
Whether you trim a tree or not, I hope you are enjoying the warm glow of the season. – Marianne
The key to creating a modern feel to your tree is to select ornaments that have a more graphic shape instead of being very detailed and literal. Color can also play a big part. Moving away from the traditional red and green can also make your decorations feel more modern. Love the red and green? Then substitute the shade of red or green. Instead of primary green use lime green or instead of red use a pink or poppy. Oh my goodness, now I want to have a poppy tree. Wouldn’t poppy and navy be a great modern statement.
Just sitting here thinking about how I would like to wrap this years packages. Last year it was all about red. My strategy is to choose a feature color and a few accent colors. Then I coordinate the” kids” papers with the more sophisticated “adult” wrap. This way it all just blends together nicely.
I just loved this tone on tone red zebra wrapping paper from last year. A cute check paper leftover from several years ago was able to make an appearance with this color theme. The pink in the santa paper kept all of it looking up to date and fresh. Silver is brought in from the tree, the paper, and the package attachments like the reindeer above.
Choosing one predominate color makes it easy to pick up gift bags that will blend easily with your theme. This penguin bag was so adorable. I am not alway sure what I will put in a bag when I buy it, but if I love it I know I will find something to put in it.
Do you have a color theme when you wrap presents or do you prefer the “anything goes” approach? Either way, creatively wrapping your gifts allows you to make a design statement during this favorite holiday season. – Marianne