Like many of you, Dave and I aren’t doing any family dinners this holiday, We are going to pop in for a brief, distanced hallway visit with his Grandma on Christmas Eve, but otherwise, it’s going to be a quiet one at home.
It’s not a huge deal – I see my parents almost every week. I will miss seeing my brother’s family, but I’m sure we’ll be together in a month or two. We aren’t skipping Christmas, just postponing it a bit.
So, I wondered if I should bother decorating. Dave’s not big on Christmas. I bought a turkey breast to roast for the two of us, and I’ll do a little baking, but other than that it will be a quiet day. But the other day after getting groceries, I noticed my hanging pots out front were looking pretty sad.
Last year I filled them with pine boughs and birch logs my Dad gave me. I still have the birch, but the pine boughs naturally dried out and fell apart. And I forgot to ask my Dad to get me some more when he built his deer blind this year.
So instead, I hit the dollar store and got a pile of Christmas flotsam to spruce up the front of the house.
I particularly love the snowflake I found to hang from my Welcome sign. I can leave it up all winter long!
For the baskets, I stuck with simple poinsettias and over-sized bows.
I have a larger swag for my front door, but it has seen better days. The dollar store had this cute little pinecone hanger that was just the right size – I added the balls for a little more sparkle.
This cute Cedar gnome wasn’t from the dollar store – but the grocery store beside it. They were marked down to half price, so naturally, this one followed me home!
The only thing that would make it look better is a little snow…
And wouldn’t you know… we got some the very next day. I doubt it will stick around until Christmas, but a girl can dream.