Ah, December! There is nothing quite like it. The smells and sounds and tastes…all of which result in Christmas memories. We often have visions of elaborate Christmas decorations, but more often than not, I am drawn to the simple things. Here are some of the simple Christmas ideas I’ve noticed lately.
The Shabby Creek Cottage shared some free printable chalkboard inspired Christmas song prints. The great thing about printables is that all you have to do is print and display for lovely themed decorations! How much more simple can you get?
Hayseed Homemakin’ created a beautiful garland of white Christmas lights and tulle. All she did was tie strips of tulle onto a strand of white lights. Again, simple, classy and beautiful!
View Along the Way painted a simple and stunning O Come Let Us Adore Him picture. I love the dramatic look with the black and blue paint with the silver on top. Truly stunning.
Katherine Marie wrapped 24 Christmas picture books that she already owned. Each day, her children got to chose one to unwrap and read. I also love how she took a picture of her children with the stack of wrapped books! I will be doing this in the future.
52 Mantels took a shadow box, filled it with plain ball ornaments and hung the box on the wall. With or without the words, this Christmas shadow box idea is very cute! It’s also a good reason to watch for bags of ornaments on sale at the after Christmas sales.
Finally, for a simple snack, I made chocolate dipped marshmallows last year – and was surprised with what a hit they were! I bought a bag of large marshmallows and dipped them in my leftover buckeye chocolate. Red or green sprinkles would add an even more festive touch.
See? This is proof that simple ideas are often the best. What simple ideas do you do to make your Christmas special?