Few things excite me more then pulling out our Christmas decorations boxes from the closet every year.
As a kid, my Mom's Christmas decorations somehow made the season that much more special, so this year, I tried to think about Christmas decorations through Leo's eyes.
Since our open shelving unit is new to us this year, I had fun finding a way to make it a little more festive. I made this garland for under $10 dollars using all sort of goodies at Michael's and a $2 string of lights from Target and I think it makes such an awesome addition - and looks even more festive at night.
The only other new decoration I picked up this year (besides a monogrammed "Leo" stocking), was this Santa advent calendar from PBK. I like that it's sort of an active decoration, and once I stopped getting creeped out by the long red man on the back of our front door, it became one of my new favorites.
I put a mini tree in Leo's room, and swapped out all of the candles and soaps in the house, and called it a day. Its festive but not over the top and we just love coming home at night to all of the lights on....there really is something special about this season.