Day 17 – Organized Christmas: Decor Day

This is Day 17 of our 31 Days To An Organized Christmas. To read all the posts in order, start with this post, then visit the Landing Page to see the outline for the whole series.

Assignments:

  • Read Project 13: Decor Day (pages 77-80) in Get Yourself Organized for Christmas.
  • Check in with your Organized Christmas buddy.
  • Depending on when you do this project, you have a few options. 🙂
    • Locate your Christmas decorations.
    • Gather your Christmas decorations.
    • Schedule when you will put up your Christmas decorations.
    • Take out your Christmas decorations.

Some Thoughts:

For this project, here are some printables from Life Your Way that are useful:

We are a put-up-your-tree-after-Thanksgiving people, so that is what you will find us doing the weekend after we enjoy a meal with family and/or friends. It wasn’t until about 3 years ago when we started to put up Christmas decorations. Little ones (ours or our friends’) and holiday decor do not mix. We kept it simple with a few things on our kitchen island and a garland or two. But for the past few years we have bought a few things here and there during Black Friday and After Christmas sales. We spend one day doing the interior decorations and another day doing the exterior lights. We invite our family over, crank up the holiday tunes, and go, go, go!

The girls’ favorite part is hanging up the ornaments since we buy one from each place we visit on our vacation each year. There are some they have made through the years as well. Lots of great memories!

One year, this is all we had were the Christmas cards we received, and then we added some books to the mix another year.

Crafts and such make good decorations as well:

We had a “Dollar Tree Christmas“:

Then we added solar lights and decor.

A wreath from Dayspring:

We got an artificial tree – it can switch to white lights or multi-color lights…and the lights do not need to be strung on the tree!


When we didn’t have a tree, we helped others decorate their tree.

When we didn’t have decorations, we enjoyed (and we still do!!) seeing other people’s decorations!

Decorations at churches are amazing too!

Soooo…all this to show and tell you that there isn’t just one way to “do” Christmas. We are more than halfway through these projects, and I’ve been learning Christmas isn’t a one-size-fits-all. Revisit your holiday mission statement if you need to, and make it work for you and your family. 🙂

Do you feel a time crunch every Christmas? If so, I strongly recommend that you not only make some accommodations this year, but take a hard look at your own expectations for the holiday season. – Get Yourself Organized for Christmas

Are you more of an interior or exterior decorator when it comes to Christmas decorations?

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