Living in a small one bedroom apartment and going out of town for Christmas, I have little incentive to decorate for the holidays. There’s no sense in putting up a tree or buying Christmas decorations you have to store year round as there’s hardly any storage space! However, I have found that a few small touches are enough to make our home seem more cheerful and cozy.
- Hang a wreath on your door. I bought this one on sale at Target and added some glitter for a touch of sparkle. The great thing about it is you can change up ribbons on it and make it work for longer than just December. Bonus points if you have a welcoming door mat!
3. Add small decor pieces, like a nativity scene. I love this one from World Market because it’s simple and blends in easily with most decor. A former co-worker bought me a similar one when she found out we didn’t have any Christmas decorations up!
4. Read an advent book. This is less decor and more practical, though it does make a pretty coffee table piece! We’re going through The Expected One by Scott James during our daily family devotional time (If you have kids, it has great discussion questions for them!) I also recommend John Piper’s The Dawning of Indestructible Joy, which you can download for free here. I find it helpful going through an advent book to avoid that “Christmas is next week?!” feeling that always seems to creep up, and prepare my heart for Christmas through a book that guides you through reading God’s word and praying.
I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season!