We have decked up our walls and our home is now on Christmas mood! I can’t help it, but the simple sight of the Christmas tree lights puts the biggest smile in my face every day; Dani, who wakes up (way) earlier than me, always (with not a single miss) lights them so when I raise with Juno I can have breakfast with all the holiday decorations around making me feel warmer. I think it’s one of those methodical actions in him (he is quite the routine guy, just like Juno) that he does to make me feel good, that I know he performs out of love.
By now maybe you’re wondering why we start this post with a picture with an owl, is an owl really a Christmasy thing? Well, I’m maybe biased and completely wrong, but owls make me think of winter. In addition right now I’m in the middle of a Harry Potter rush – reading (please don’t judge) for the first time Prisoner of Azkaban – so it made perfect sense that I DIYed a pinecone-owl as the new main guy on our Christmas decor using this tutorial here.
We recycled our “pom-pom everything” items from last year but also created a little silly glittery paper garland and bought a handsome little plushie reindeer (from Softheads in case you’re curious!). But the real novelty this year is the tree; we said our goodbyes to the small fella we bought the first time we moved in together (more than 5-6 years ago) which was looking really small in our current home but was fitting perfect on the apartment we used to rent.
And with the new tree (from Ikea, we went there on the first days or otherwise they are always sold out), everything had to be new since our former decorations adapted to the 80cm tree where looking a tad ridiculous in our almost 2m current one. We also bought new lights because Ikea has cool led strings that are more eco-friendly and come with the cutest & combinable decorations to put on top of each light bulb.
The only thing the tree is still missing is our personalized ornaments (check last year post to see them) that we still are not sure how to transfer, since they are certainly also too small. I’m thinking of giving the idea a twist, like putting the images inside clear ornaments or something. Any idea would be super appreciated with lots of cyber love!
Do you have your Christmas decorations ready? Do you like to change it each year? Let’s talk Christmas stuff!