I used to collect nutcrackers...which is very odd since I'm allergic to nuts. I know, totally wackadoo, but I love them. For many years, I'd just decorate my tree with little ones hanging on red ribbon. I'd have them along every surface. That was, obviously, my holiday theme, eh?
Now that Kiddo has a very vocal say in our decorating, it's interesting to see her opinions in decor theme arise. Granted, any ornament with a cat is a must, but she gravitates toward birds, stockings, and white snow...which kind of works all together, I might add.
If I had a million dollars, I would rotate holiday themes over the years...alas, I don't have a million dollars, but I can live vicariously through online browsing and what I see in every catalog, in every store window. There are amazing ideas for themes for holiday décor. Here are the ones I'm digging:
-- Penguins. Who doesn't love those bird dudes in tuxedos? From figurines to cool cartoons wearing Santa hats, I adore those little guys, especially as they work for any winter holiday.
-- Monochromatic. All blue, all white, all red, all green...whatever you love, that brings the holidays to life for you, work it.
-- Silver and gold. I love the classic look of silver and gold shimmering on trees, along mantles. So easy, so chic.
-- Nutcrackers. Yup, been there, done that...but it works. Who doesn't adore those little soldier guys, especially as you can now find them with your college logo, your favorite Harry Potter character and everything in-between. Plus, it's a perfect opportunity to get the kids to see and listen to the fabulous ballet The Nutcracker!
Do you a have theme for your holiday decorations? Share your special holiday decorating ideas!