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4 weeks till Christmas: decorate your home

This week’s task for our 12 Weeks to a Peaceful Christmas series? It’s a fun one. Decorate your home for the holidays.

12 weeks till christmas on simple momIf you’re American, you might still be relishing in the Thanksgiving leftovers and college football. As you enjoy that sweet family time, start pulling out the Christmas decor, a little at a time, and savor the fun of decorating simply.

Perhaps you can make paper snowflakes and tape them to the windows. Create a simple paper chain, counting down the days until Christmas (there’s 28 as of today). I love this simple-yet-classy craft project to create a snow flurry indoors.

Pop some popcorn, and make garland for your upcoming tree. Hang the stockings.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend, and savor the new anticipation of Christmas with your family.

What are your weekend plans?

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  1. Spring

    The day after Thanksgiving we test all our lights, and go through all the decorations and see if we need anything. We celebrate my two daughters’ birthdays on that weekend normally (although they are in December), and then put up the tree during the following week.

    Thanks for all of these great reminders to keep us on track and take some stress out of the holidays!
    .-= Spring´s last blog ..So Many Celebrations, So Little Time =-.

  2. Nora

    When I read this post, I realized I didn’t have any christmas decoration,
    so I took some polymere clay and my cooky cutters and made some.
    Thanks for the reminder! 🙂
    .-= Nora´s last blog .. =-.

  3. Lynne

    This is my day after Thankgiving tradition too. My DH usually does the outside but it’s raining today. So he’s watching the kids so I can decorate. I cleaned out a lot of old decorations this year… now I have room to buy new stuff!! {{{giggle}}} We will decorate the trees this weekend too…sometimes it takes a few days to do it all!
    .-= Lynne´s last blog ..Manga! =-.

  4. amber

    My birthday is on the 28th and I love decorating for Xmas the next day! It’s a fun little tradition, celebrate my bday then look forward to Xmas 🙂
    .-= amber´s last blog .."Where the Wild Things Are" Film Review =-.

  5. isupereco

    It might not be as creative as making your own snowflake.. but my co-worker printed out a snowflake today and I hung it with an elastic band on my cubicle. Yes.. thinking about an elaborate cut-out snowflake makes that seem a bit lame =0
    .-= isupereco´s last blog ..Living Green Fence =-.

  6. Vivianne's Vista

    I get a fresh tree so I wait just a little longer to start decorating. But the christmas activities with the kids begin today! Going to NYC for some christmas spectacular and sights! Then it is hot chocolate, marshmallows and a fire to close the day out.
    .-= Vivianne’s Vista´s last blog ..Show Me the Love =-.

  7. The Wonder of Christmas

    Yes, I agree that it’s time to start decorating. I hope to get a tree this evening! Thanks for all the great weekly advice! 🙂
    .-= The Wonder of Christmas´s last blog ..Christmas Pictures to Color in =-.

  8. Laurie macoherson

    The day after Halloween I start to decorate for Christmas! Send ideas to my best friend and then we go shopping together!

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