When December rolls around I look forward to taking down old pictures and removing odds and ends off the shelves to make room for new festive decor. The best decorations, in my opinion, are the natural ones. A beautifully scented pine tree. The color and look of a vibrant red poinsettia plant. Carefully placed pine cones. Cinnamon sticks, fresh green garland, a gorgeous wreath. Not only are these decorations simple and smell great, they are better for the environment because they break down naturally, not to mention they don’t take up any storage room!
There are many boxes of treasured Christmas items we keep throughout the years that hold a special place in our hearts, but as each year passes my love of decorating with more natural elements grows.