Decorating for Christmas is so fun and yet so personal. I think most of us associate Christmas with memories and feelings from our childhood. Those associations can easily translate to how we decorate for the holidays. The eleventh day of Christmas post is all about nostalgia and trying to capture that sense of magic and excitement from childhood in decorating.
When I was growing up, my mom collected Santa Clauses. There were so many kinds of them, and they were displayed everywhere. They were really fun to look at because they were all unique. My favorite Santa wasn’t a figurine like most of them, but was instead a set that someone made for my parents when they were newly married. Mr. and Mrs. Claus were mounted so they could hang on the wall, and every time we moved, they came with us to all our houses. They were cheery, homemade, and so original that to this day, they’re still my favorite Christmas decoration that my parents own.
Even though I don’t have a decoration like that, I have something that evokes that same feeling of nostalgia and magic that they used to do for me when I was a child. Years ago, I found some die-cut Santa Clause gift tags. They feature an old-fashioned Santa Clause like the figurines my mom used to have. I decorate differently with them every year. Sometimes I put them on presents; other times I hang them from the greenery on my chandelier. I’ve even tied them onto door handles. Whenever I decorate with them, I always think of my parents and the magical Christmases they created for us when we were kids.
How about you? Do you have any decorations that are nostalgic like that?
Finally, in case you missed it, you can find the Twelfth Day of Christmas post here. And if you’re looking for some Christmas die-cuts, I’ve included some in the widget below.
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