So, what did I finally decide on for Christmas 2020 decorations? I went back and forth so many times about exactly how I wanted to decorate for the most wonderful time of the year. I asked y’all on Instagram – what’s the move for this year? Super colorful and fun for the kids? Traditional tartan? Pops of bright red? It took a lot of brain storming, and I think I finally found something that works for my style. Who’d have thought, it’s kind of modern farmhouse-y Christmas? That is usually SO not my thing, but just for the holidays, I’m really digging it!
This week’s video is a collaboration with a group of my favorite YouTubers, who have compiled all of their favorite holiday content into one playlist chock full of inspiration. They have all inspired my decorations so much, and even showed me exactly where to shop. (If you haven’t seen my Christmas Decor Haul, check it out here. Everything you see in this week’s video was purchased in that haul from Big Lots, Hobby Lobby, and Target.)
It’s a tradition in our house to wait until after Thanksgiving to put up our tree. But let’s be honest, 2020 has been a mess. After election night, I decided we needed some joy in this house. So, all the boxes came down from the attic and I started unpacking everything from my trips to Big Lots, Hobby Lobby, and Target. Fun fact – a lot of the Christmas decor I found in the Target dollar spot looked EXACTLY like the vibe of the Hearth and Hand Christmas Collection. The only difference was these items (like the light up houses on my kitchen shelves) were $3-5, as compared to $30. That’s kind of a big deal.
So, without the tree up, I had just a couple of goals in mind:
I have never decorated with red on Christmas before. My mom never did. Her favorite color is blue, and to this day, even though they have moved around 100 times, her house is still all white with pops of blue. Our Christmas tree was no exception. So, when I moved out on my own, I really just didn’t know what else to do.
But if a girl’s being honest, I LOVE THE POPS OF RED. It finally feels really Christmas-y. All of the ornaments from last year were creams, whites, and browns, so I purchased a few reds to mix in subtly, and I’ll more than likely need to run out for some more to fill in the gaps since I used quite a few to decorate Annie’s bedroom tree. The champagne and pink sparkly vibes in there are immaculate. I wish I could do the whole house like that, but I know it’d be too much. Plus, we’ll be finding out next week if Baby #2 is a boy! So, it’s time to hold off on converting this house into a girly wonderland until we know for sure.
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