I hadn’t planned on decorating for Christmas this year as we don’t have the space, and there isn’t really a spot for our little tree. However, it just didn’t feel like Christmas without any of the outward trappings (I wouldn’t be a good Whoville resident). So with the inspiring sounds of classical Christmas music playing, I decked our halls.
Actually, all I did was put a garland on the wall that separates our two living spaces. Cinnamon scented pine-cones, birds, gingerbread men, shotgun shell reindeer, carousels, shoes, leaves, and more cover our tree—er, garland. Since we’ve been married, I’ve only decorated a tabletop tree, and therefore stuck with mini ornaments. With my garland, I pulled out larger old favorites and some ornaments I’ve never been able to use on a small tree.
I still have lots of Christmas stuff that will be waiting for next year to adorn our home, but I think my little garland is doing a good job spreading Christmas cheer in our compact apartment for this year.
P.S. Can you tell that the phrase “less is more” never meant too much to me?