As you may have noticed from my lack of Halloween decorating posts, I'm not super into the holiday. Mostly what it means to me is the day before Christmas celebrating starts! Sure, I have purple lights in my windows and orange icicle lights on my mantle. We carve pumpkins, dress up, and play games, but it's really just a formality. Apparently my imagination is a bit too vivid and can't handle gruesome or grotesque (in any degree).
Christmas is much more my style. As far as I'm concerned, Halloween kicks off Christmas decorating, music, and shopping. Thanksgiving is an extension of Christmas. It's the tailgating party where everyone gets fat and happy and REALLY starts to remember why family is so important.
Christmas was a really big deal for my family growing up. Lots of my happiest memories are centered around the holiday, and I want to create the same kind of atmosphere for my children to have happy memories. The smells, sights, tastes...it's all one big blurry, fuzzy feeling that just makes me smile to think about.
SO, it's only natural that this will be the busiest time on my blog. I have lots to share, and I also want to hear from you and see how you celebrate. I'll be doing 6 weeks of Christmas, 5 days per week, so 30 total days of Christmas with a different theme per day (eg. Day 1 - Stockings, Day 2 - Wreaths). And yes, there really are over 30 different elements of Christmas that I've categorized!! So if you have something you've been working on or something you've already posted about and would like to have it featured in the Christmas line-up, shoot me an email:
attemptingaloha at gmail dot com
I'll let you know what theme your idea fits and what day I'll be hosting that theme. Pretty much anything and everything Christmas will be featured. :)
Last year, I decorated in "Blue and Silver". Since we lived by the ocean, it seemed fitting. I'm embarrassed to show you some of these pics, but since I only had about 5 followers last Christmas, I thought I'd give the other 825 of you a peak at what went on last year.
|Ziploc Bag Wreath|
|YoYo Mini Tree|
|Glittery Blue and Silver Pine Cones|
|Blue and Silver JOY sign|
|Neighbor Paint Stick Ornaments|
|Chicken Wire Card Display|
|Teacher Subway Art Clock - $5 Gift|
|Making Gift Bows out of Ribbon - ((and headband))|
|White Ruffled Garland|
|Union Station Clock - $5 Gift|
This year, we're surrounded by pine trees!!! So this year's theme is "Rustic Chic" (the Pottery Barn magazines are ready to be hacked).
Do you have any Christmas posts ready to share? Foods, cookies, gifts, decor, ornaments, etc. Send the aloha!!