One of my favourite things about December is decorating for Christmas. My decorations are relatively modest, and there’s no unifying sense of style or flair. My house would never be featured in a decorating magazine, but every item I display represents a memory.
I love that. I love how it feels to peel back bubble wrap or tissue paper, revealing objects I haven’t seen in a year, every one of them representing a story or a moment or a person in my life. I sit, inhaling Christmasy scents of pine and spice, turning each object in my hands, filled with nostalgia and the sense of greeting an entire boxful of old friends.
If, you know, friends came in boxes. Which I’m pretty sure they don’t, but with today’s technology, I suppose anything’s possible.
Here are some of my favourites.
Do you decorate for whichever winter holiday you celebrate? What are some of your favourite holiday decorations? What, or who, do those objects remind you of? Share in the comments!