Christmas Card Holder

Christmas Card Holder

I love all the different ways to display cards! Not that there’s anything wrong with lining them up on the mantelpiece or bookcase of course…. My card holder was bought from dotcomgiftshop and goes with the red and white theme I try to keep to. When I say try I actually mean fail miserably in keeping to! There’s far to many pretty Christmas decorations to buy and make for me to keep to one theme! In later posts I shall show you some of the decorations I have. I’ve been decorating since Saturday and still haven’t quite finished…

Fruits and Nuts

Satsumas and walnuts

Satsumas always remind me of Christmas even though I love to eat them whenever they are in the shops. There was always a satsuma and some gold chocolate coins at the bottom of my stocking on Christmas morning. Any nuts still in their shells screams festive! These walnuts were bought for a salad a few weeks ago and of course will probably still be around by Christmas day! The cakestand, by the way, was a purchase from dotcomgiftshop last year.

Bathroom Decorations!

Bathroom Decoration

I think every room in the house deserves a bit of festive glitter, including the bathroom. In fact, the bathroom gets used quite often by yourself and any visitors! I was given some little silver baubles one year and they now live in the pots of cotton wool and cotton buds. The Christmas towels were a present last year from my Nanny- just the thing to put a smile on my face!

NOEL Canvas Decoration

NOEL canvas decoration

I saw this idea on the Hobby Craft website (really useful for craft projects), and thought it would look great sitting on a shelf or windowsill, or even displayed on the wall.

I bought three quite deep box canvases (6 inch square) from The Range- whatever size canvases you want but probably square are best. The font was one I picked from all those available on Word, I went for a simple but bold font and then added the stars using the available shapes in Word. Print the letters out to the right size, then you can stick this onto some thin card and cut out the letters to make a stencil. Paint the letters onto each canvas, I’ve used this bright red but of course use whichever colour you fancy. Maybe try using different words- JOY or PEACE perhaps for the Christmas season.

Pretty Poinsettia

Christmas Poinsettia

Last year I bought a poinsettia (from Tesco if I remember rightly!) and it lasted until after Christmas. I love the festive colour and how it brightens up the otherwise dark interior of the fireplace in the front room. I will probably be doing exactly the same this year! Just remember that they don’t like too draughty or too hot positions.

25 Days of Christmas

With the first day of December tomorrow, I’m going to try to do a Christmassy post every day until the big day! It might be something to make/ or do, a bit of Christmas baking, perhaps a useful tip or two or just a lovely Christmas picture.  So keep coming back to feel the festive spirit!