One of the worst parts of the end of the holiday season is saying goodbye to all the beautiful decorations. Taking everything down at once feels like going cold turkey after over a month of Christmas cheer adorning the walls, tables and anything else that will stand still.
If you feel a little pang of sadness when the tree takes its leave, you may feel compelled to find something else to take its place. I know I do. Just because there’s a lag between holidays that favor a little decorating, doesn’t mean you have to go through complete withdrawal.
Instead of letting your Christmas decor overstay its welcome, or jumping into the Valentine’s decorations a tad too early, why not celebrate winter by going with a snow theme? Here’s how…
1. Before packing all of the Christmas stuff up, set aside decorations that are centered around snowy themes, like snowflake and snowmen. For some added glitz and sparkle, silver decorations add some flair. Also, if you have clear twinkle lights, you can still use them, too. The main requirement is that the decorations reflect the warmth and happiness hidden in all that chilly powder.
2. Lighting is part of the magic of Christmas decor. It’s usually the soft glow of of the lights that I miss most. Taking the twinkle lights that you kept from your Christmas decorations, add a few to large plants, like a ficus tree, or weave them between nicknacks or pictures on a shelf. Also, if your children are old enough, you can also use extra candles placed around the room for added glow. If your children are younger, flameless candles are just as beautiful.
3. Let the kids join in on cutting lacy snowflakes to hang from the ceiling. They’ll enjoy making these simple, classic winter decorations, and when they’re done, you can use some fishing line to hang them from the ceiling. These pretty snowflakes are extremely cheap to make and add a wintery charm to any room in a flash. Plus, your kids can all get a chance to make something they can show off.
The great thing about decorating with a winter theme is that you can use some things from your Christmas motif and the white transitions well into Valentine’s Day. Now all you have to do is pour yourself a cup of cocoa, snuggle up in a blanket and take in your beautiful winter wonderland.