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Silent Night is my ALL-TIME favorite Christmas song. It is beautiful, simple, and easy for an alto to sing. This post does not have a lot to do with that song-just that Christmas time makes me think of it and it this is Christmas post :)

I am going to share with you my simple, and easy Christmas decorations.

First off, my Christmas tree:

Christmas Tree 2012

I love the red and white bow ribbon on the top of the tree and all of our unique ornaments, I have never been one for a super fancy tree.

Next up, the dining room decor:

Dining room Christmas decor via

The beautiful mitten garland I found at Marshall’s, the “HOME” sign I got last year in the dollar section of Michael’s, The candlesticks are from Ikea, and the tins are either vintage or were given to me as gifts. I LOVE this little nook. It’s so ME!

Coming up on the left, the living room:

Living room Christmas decor

This wall makes me happy every time I come home. The giant star with the “Merry Christmas” light bulb garland (from Target’s dollar section) is such a nice WELCOME HOME. And the sparkly trees add a little glamor to the space (and match all the wreaths in my windows-all purchased from Dollar Tree).

Up next, the ever glamorous bathroom:

christmas bathroom

I took down my art print and simply replaced it with this felt green Christmas tree from Dollar Tree, that’s right it was $1.00!

homemade christmas nesting dolls

These Christmas nesting dolls were a gift from my friend Tiffany a few years ago. I LOVE them.

My hallway landing got some Christmas cheer as well:

hallway christmas decor

homemade hallway christmas decor

I made this simple Christmas “art” by buying some craft paper and ribbon (2 different green colors) from the Dollar Tree and cutting the pieces different sizes to resemble a tree. Then I hung the felt mitten from the frame. Adorable right?

My entry way is next:

christmas card display

close up, christmas card display

Every year I struggle with how to best display my Christmas cards, this year’s solution is awesome! (if I do say so myself :)) I snagged this pamphlet holder from work (it was going to be thrown out) and used extra clothespins from the laundry room to attached the cards, I added some felt snowflakes and ornaments to liven up the stand as well. It looks great and now everyone can see the beautiful cards we receive right when they walk into our home!

Lastly, another homemade Christmas “art” piece:

homemade ornament christmas "art" print

I scored this felt ornament from the Dollar Tree as well, I used the craft paper I purchased and used on the homemade tree art above and simply threw everything into a frame. It brings some fun to the wall for the season.

Well, that’s about all of it. I do have some Christmas decor in the kitchen and upstairs hallway but not much. I also have a print of a Christmas poem my dad wrote up for the season–It is so personal and special-I LOVE it, but alas-there was no light for a decent photograph :(

It is hard for me to put things away for the season and get out Christmas items. I feel like I am letting the other items go to waste…YES I am crazy!

I would love to see some of your Christmas decorations, please comment and share a link to your photos!


2 thoughts on “Silent Night, Holy Night

  1. Rachael D says:

    I LOVE IT! The hallway, bathroom , and living room are my favorite! But the craft ad ribbon art is so simple and lovely!!! I am being a scrooge this year about getting a tree :) and you are now making me want to start decorating :)

    1. Amy says:

      I am glad I could inspire you…or sorry I could inspire you :)

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