Christmas is nearing and many of us are already taking out our Christmas decorations stored in the attic. Or your decorations may have already been set up.
It’s just so much fun to put up your Christmas decorations and Christmas tree, especially with our young children. Christmas is kind of a big thing for our daughters because we have hyped up the holiday season for them over the years. We hyped it up as a big occasion because we point them to Jesus. to sharing with other people, and also to the receiving of gifts with graciousness.
However, like so many other families, I honestly don’t like having the same decors every year. The tree can be the same, but I would like to have a fresh look on the tree. In the past, I would rotate the colors of the decors. There would be a predominant color among the baubles. But this year, we incorporated toys for a playful look on our tree.
Setting Up the Tree
Our daughters were super excited to set up the Christmas tree in their bedroom. And one Sunday, we did that. But since Papa and Mama have been very tired, we made a compromise. We did not want to disappoint them but we also needed to rest.
So we took out the tree and the Christmas decorations. Their Dad set up the tree while I laid out the ornaments. Then we told them that they can already start decorating while Mama and Papa still rested. Then we went to sleep.
After more than an hour, we woke up to this. I was so happy with what they did to the tree and how they were able to pull it off without our help. The final touch that we helped them with is just to put the star on top.
Unique Christmas Decorations
Since we already have two young daughters, we have amassed quite a collection of toys through the years. And some of them are average sized stuffed animals. These are mostly Teddy Bears that we have bought from the SM Bears of Joy program. The kids incorporated these toys into the tree along with baubles that they liked. They got to pick everything and they arranged them around the tree.
I am sure that as parents of young kids, you also have a lot of toys on hand. Use them as Christmas tree trimmings. You may own a different set of toys, especially if you have boys. You can just tie a string and hang them. What fun it would be for them to see their toys hanging from the tree! Our kids were so happy with using their toys as Christmas decorations.
A lot of us ladies like to collect stuff, like cute trinkets and ornaments. A lot of times, they are not exactly related to Christmas but they still look good. You may use them as accents on the Christmas tree.
An example of this would be a collection of miniature Starbucks tumblers. A friend of mine used her collection as accents on her tree and it looks on point among the balls and poinsettia.
Use available materials
If you don’t want to put up the same Christmas tree, you can also create something new using available materials. A friend of mine used green-colored scratch papers and they put a big tree in their office using only that.
Creativity and lots of imagination can help you go a long way in creating fresh looks for your Christmas decorations every year. What I included here are the creative DIY Christmas decorations and Christmas trees done at home level.
I will keep updating this post for more fresh ideas that I see and create.
Sigrid - Bacolod Blogger
Sigrid is a work at home mom and Bacolod blogger who tries to juggle taking care of the kids, homeschooling in Bacolod, covering events, designing, writing, and blogging. After finishing her degree in Mass Communications from the University of St. La Salle, she went on to become a news reporter/writer for a local daily and eventually pursued a career in advertising as a copywriter and graphics designer. After her stint in the corporate world, she became a freelance writer, contributing to national and international publications covering a variety of topics. She was a contributing food writer to COOK Magazine before she became a food and mommy blogger. She blogs at: