I live in a pretty small apartment, so as far as Christmas decorations go, I have to be a little strategic. Literally “decking the halls” might make things look a little cramped and OH-MY-GOD-I’M-IN-AN-ELF’S-WORKSHOP, so instead I like to find a few smaller, but meaningful decorations to get into the holiday spirit at home.
One of my very favorite Christmas decorations are stockings. Nowadays, I usually get things like toothpaste and loofahs in my stocking on Christmas, but I remember early Christmases when my mom would fill them to the brim with adorable gifts. They bring back some fond childhood memories. Not to mention, these stockings from TinyPrints have each of our names on them, which was a really special touch to me. Monja is definitely part of the fam, so he got one, too! And while Paul doesn’t live here, he’s definitely special to us, so he got one as well! 🙂
This fireplace mantle also houses a few of my favorite things: a colorful print designed by my friend Jeff, some quirky pots I painted, a print that reminds me of my time in Tokyo, and some beaded pompoms from a trip to Thailand. I always feel a surge of happiness here.
The stockings are a nice quality — can you tell? I love that you can see the thick stitching of the cloth!
I also made some holiday cards to send to friends, family, and recent clients. I’m a big fan of snail mail and love that this tradition exists during the holidays. The cards have one of my favorite pictures of the year with me and my pup, Monja. In case you didn’t know, I really love that dog. 🙂
Here’s a close-up of the cards! I’m into herringbone right now, and was stoked to find this letterpress version! I love the simple texture it adds to my TinyPrints holiday cards.
Last but not least, I’m excited to get a Christmas tree very soon! I’ve never actually bought one for my own apartment, but when my old roommate got one last year, Monja thought it was a giant treat, so hopefully we can work on that this year. 😉 I was also thinking that I’d buy a special ornament each year and start building a collection. Do you have any meaningful ornaments?
How are you decorating for the holidays? If you’re making holiday cards, I’d love to see them! 🙂 TinyPrints is actually having a 40% off sale on holiday cards right now, so you might want to hop to that! And of course, have a beautiful evening, friends. 🙂
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