Decorating your House for the Holidays

If you haven't done anything yet, start bringing out those different ornaments, glittery balls, ribbons, and decide whether you want to use your artificial tree or opt for a fresh one this year. If your budget is tight, using your old decorations and your old artificial tree will do. On the other hand, if you are willing to get new ones and you're able to do so, go ahead. Christmas comes only once a year and the time spent together with your family and friends, in the sanctity of your home, at this time of the year, will be memories you are passing down to your children and grandchildren.

After you've decorated your tree, the outside and inside of your home, start planning your christmas dinner menu. You may want to design/decorate your christmas dinner table days ahead. Bring out your precious china, your silverware, crystal glasses, and crisp table linen and runners that you plan to use. This is the time you can use your grandmothers' or your mother's fine china, crystal glasses, and silverware. Be creative and bring out the decorator in you.

Sprucing up your home for the holidays is fun to do with the family. Setting up the dinner table together with your children before your chistmas dinner and allowing them to slice, peel, or contribute any effort in their part for the completion of your meal that evening will remain in their memory forever.

I would like to share some photos of the table settings I did with the help of my children during last year's christmas eve dinner and lunch celebration. . I love setting the table and dressing it up with the resources that I have collected through the years. I love simplicity in design and I try not to go overboard. The table settings are informal, but dressy enough to celebrate christmas.


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