Wednesday 21 November 2012

Getting prepared for Christmas...

There really is no denying it, Christmas is on it's way. There are only five weeks left to get prepared! I like to think I am quite an organised person, and to make sure I get the best deals I buy things well in advance, usually starting my Christmas shopping in the Boxing Day Sales.

 As you know I like to get the most out of my pennies and that means grabbing a good deal when I see one so I have a present cupboard stacked full of toys for most of the year. I have already bought most of the children's presents and just have a few family members to buy for now. No impulse buying on Christmas Eve for me!

But being prepared for Christmas is not just about the presents, I like our house to look the part too. Now if I left it up to my husband we'd have a small wreath on the door and that would be all, whereas if my children got their way, our home would be turned into a fluorescent flashing Santa's Grotto complete with elves and reindeer!

I sit firmly in the middle and although I do want our home to look festive I’m not very keen on a lot of garish lights and I dread to think what they would do to the electricity bill! We have a large tree in our living room and decorate most of the downstairs rooms, then Ben and Elizabeth both have small tree in their bedrooms.

I put a lot of thought into buying room decorations for Christmas and like to choose a ‘theme’ each year. As well as shop bought decorations we love to make our own, from craft projects with the children, to photo ornaments I have created from our treasured moments captured on camera, I think every Christmas needs that personalised touch!

So how do you decorate your home for Christmas? Do you have a 'theme'? And when do you think is too early to start putting it all up?


  1. Our Christmas decorating is a bit of a clash between what my hubbie grew up with and what I grew up with and after 7 years of living together we still haven't met in the middle but I'm hopeful that as our girls get more into Christmas their likes and dislikes will take over and our decorations and colour themes will be because they like it instead of our choices xXx

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