The Holiday Season, no matter your religion, is an opportunity to make life special for yourself and for your loved ones. This year – you know, the one out of left field – is challenging us to get down to the essence of what is important and is requiring us to be creative in our thinking.
I am a ‘glass is always full’ kind of person and like to think on the optimistic side of situations. It requires eternal hope and expansive creativity. During this entire nutball year I have been incredibly inspired by situations that have required creative pivoting. And how many things will not go back to pre-covid ways. I call it the ‘Some genies will never go back in the bottle’ miracles. Pay attention to them and accept them as magical ways our world might change for the better. Silver linings…
Give yourself permission to lean into doing things differently this year, if you are inclined. You never know what new traditions will be made. For instance, we’re not putting ornaments on the tree this year but are drying fruit and making Springerle cookie ornaments to hang.
Think outside the box. What have you always wanted to try but felt hemmed in by tradition?? Remember, look for the genies that might not ever go back in the bottle.
An inspiring way to set the mood around your house this holiday season is to think about the 5 senses.
Here are my 5 FAVORITE TIPS for your interiors this holiday season.
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my 5 favorite
Softly play your favorite holiday playlists throughout the day while you work. Tired of your old standbys? Look into another genre – choral, classical, or country perhaps?
Burn a gorgeous candle that sends you to an exotic locale. Any of the candles by Astier de Villatte do that to me every time. The descriptions of the perfume notes alone will transport you.
Finish your wrappings with luxurious velvet and silk ribbons.
Placing votives around your house is the easiest way to set a sparkling + festive mood.
Small bowls of sweets scattered throughout the house are always a good idea.