December 1st is just around the corner, and in my house that means it’s time to pull out the boxes from the highest rafters of the attic and the deepest corners of the basement, and start decking the halls.
The decorating of the house is a task that I simultaneously dread (the boxes…the stuffing…the nasty surprises of broken angels and moldy stockings) and love (the house…all decorated…cozy and Christmas-y). If I could have one single wish for Christmas it would be a fairy who would decorate my entire house on December 1 and put it all away on January 2, while I sit by the fire sipping Bailey’s.
That’s not going to happen, so I’ve been scrounging the malls and the internet finding the best holiday decor ideas for Christmas, and the good news is that there’s a lot out there, and there’s something for everyone.
Here are some of my favourite pieces for holiday decor.
All of these items are available in stores, or online, and you’ve got time to have them shipped to your house before Christmas. I can’t deliver on the Christmas decorating fairy, though.
Our friends at Lands’ End want to help you get in the holiday spirit, and they’re offering one UrbanMoms member a $250 Lands’ End gift card to shop online. Leave a comment below to tell me about your favourite holiday decoration. Here’s mine…she ain’t pretty, but this was from my son’s Junior Kindergarten class, and I came in to help with these angels…using the same template that my mom had done in my Kindergarten class years before. Contest closes: December 15, 2013 at 12:00 noon EST.
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Paula Dumont says
I love our old glass Christmas tree decorations that we have had since my grandmother’s time.
A ceramic angel that a friend gave to me years and years ago.
I have a ceramic Church and village I made a few years back.
a yule log my son made in grade 2
Aside from the obviously loved home made ornaments from now grown daughters, I also have glass ones that date back to my own childhood. Vintage memories
Have several ornaments that are my favorites. so many to choose from…hmm…will say for now the pair of mice each holding a present wearing a Santa hat. got them at CT a few years ago. very cute and go on our mantle display.
Helisa Duplassie says
The angel on our tree. It is identical to the one my husbands grandma had on her tree all his years growing up. She passed a couple years ago this month, so it is extra special now.
My favorite holiday decoration is a crystal angel that my husband bought for me
It is a small crystal angel bell.
Brenda Penton says
My favourite holiday decoration is an a glass snowman ornament that has a bell at the bottom.
Lushka Smith says
My favourite decoration is my wreath I got from a local crafter.
Shari D says
My favorite ornament is the star that my mother made when she was five.
the smiling star we put on the top of the tree every year
Fe Nonni says
the angel my son brought back from South America
I love the 3 ornaments I brought back from Germany over 20 years ago
I like the outdoor lights sparkling with the snow
Lisa Knox Neutel says
My cousin once gave me a beautiful Christmas bulb with an angel feather with a beautiful poem ..I love it and it sits at the top of my tree with my angel
Sabrina Klimkiewicz says
The Christmas Tree, it looks beautiful with all the lights and ornaments.
Our Christmas tree. It’s a family affair to put it on, while Christmas music is playing. I also let the kids put on the decorations themselves where they want them. So while the tree doesn’t look designer perfect, it’s special because it was done by them.
i have a christmas tree my mom made that is my fav
Darci Paice-Bailey says
I have some salt dough care bears that were made when I was in grade school, they are over 20 years old and I love them still!
Teresa M says
My favourite decorations are the ones that my daughter made in school…a cute little stuffed teddy made out of red felt.
patti lovecky says
My favorite decorations are 3 small gold angels which my mom gave me for each of my children’s first Christmas. Now they she has passed, they are very special to me, and I will eventually pass them on to my children when they get married.
My favourite decoration is a plastic silver ball which has a picture of my two kids (although now I have four!) and a short recording of them singing “Jingle Bells”. But keep in mind the sound of this recording since they were both under 3!!
I have tree ornaments that my girls decorated when they were children. They are now 31 and 34 years old. Every year we decorated a new set and they are the most precious holiday decorations I have.
Definitely the stockings over the chimney, all five of them, even if I’m the one that ends up filling my own 🙂
my favorite is our Christmas Angel that is wearing material from my wedding dress. Merry Christmas
Violet Smith says
My favorite decorations are the ones that my children and I made together. Each year when they were younger we always purchased decoration kits made with beads and put them on our tree. Once the lights hit the decorations the whole tree sparkles as the plastic see through beads reflect the different lights. We continue this tradition every year still.
Jason Meisner says
My favorite decoration is a star my son made in pre school. It is lopsided but it is one we use will use every year.
Juliee Fitze says
I make beaded angels out safety pins and they are my favorite decoration on the tree
Idas Levato says
we have tiny bells fashioned into a silver metal garland (like thousands). It was a splurge at Restoration Hardware years ago but it looks amazing every year.
I have an ornament that was on my parent’s tree growing up, I love it so much!
Paulina K says
I have a Rudolf that’s on it’s last legs. There’s no music any longer, but his nose lights up when you press his ear. I’ve had him for YEARS and now my baby girl is enjoying him too.
I have “inherited” a plastic Santa and Mrs Claus sitting on a swing covered in ivy with mistletoe above them. It’s may be tacky to most, but my mom has had this since I was a baby and it brings back so many wonderful memories of Christmases past. I can’t part with it and look forward to hanging it up year after year.
My red stocking.
Tree ornament – with picture of me & mom
right now it is the Elf on A Shelf causing a ruckus … muhhahaha
julia g says
My favourite decoration is A Muppets figurine of Swedish Chef Santa.
Gloria N says
My favourite decoration is a set of glossy apples. They combine the rich red colour of Christmas with the natural beauty of the old country apple, reminding me of the whole point of Christmas – gathering with family and sharing a meal, being thankful and grateful.
My favourite decoration is my wreath which I made myself!
Jessica C says
My favorite decoration is an ornament of a little girl I received when I was five.
r p says
My favourite is a dough ornament made by our goddaughter when she was 5. She is now 25 and we still love hanging it on our tree.
Jan Dempsey says
My favourite holiday decoration is my great grandmother’s Vintage Christmas Tree from the 1940s as it has been passed down through the generations & rekindles lovely memories of family Christmases ! This little Christmas tree makes my Christmas truly special ! (Here’s a photo of my special Christmas tree). Jan Dempsey
Anything my son makes all by himself to decorate the tree each year! He’s quite the little artist… 😀
tammy g says
My ceramic christmas village, i get new pieces every year as gifts (this year my children bought me a grinch set for my birthday in november!). I just love it when it’s all lit up and you can see inside the tiny windows!
I have a small, floppy Santa with a ceramic face, hands and feet. I got it from my friend years ago and it’s still my favourite.
Charlene Sarazin says
It’s my star on the tree, old but passed down from my mom.
My favourite is a picture of Santa Claus that my Grandfather painted.
Debora S says
my stocking which is handmade from when I was a child and now seeing my husbands which matches mine and my two children”s, thanks to my mom for making mine initially and then making the others as my family grew!
Janet M says
My favorite holiday decoration is an old Santa made of wood that we have had in our family for generations.
My favorite holiday decoration is of a mouse riding a flying pig, I got this in Brussels and goes well wtih my “when pigs fly” comment.
Victoria Ess says
Mine is our stockings which are handmade, which we put up every year.
my favourite is one that my daughter made – a cardboard angel stuck with macaroni and spray painted silver.
Jessie Shannon says
A musical western Santa my gramma gave me. It reminds me of her every year when i pull it out.
GARRY S says
Cat Cou says
I have a tree-full
of handmade ornaments made just in time for Christmas from someone’s old jewelry
and the best were the matching brooches fashioned into the King and Queen of
Christmas. They make a most beautiful pair.
sound and looks real gpopod
My favourite is a ball with my son’s handprint and all the little finger’s are turned into snowmen. It’s so cute
Anne C says
My favorite ornament is the Christmas fairy my grandmother made for me. It has brown curly hair like mine and there was one for my sister that had blonde hair like her own. Each year the fairies would come out and look just splendid in all their glittering glory.at the top of the tree. The fairy is not quite as glittery now and her wand is long gone, but she still shines like she did when I first unwrapped her..
I love the ornament that my husband and I picked out together for our 1st Christmas that we were married-some30-odd years ago. I cherish it and give it a special place on the tree.It’s a calming blue colour with the nativity scene on it.
Betty Spry says
my favourite ornament is a green pickle. One person puts it on the tree when no one is aroud and the trick is for the family to find where it is hidden
little angels that twinkle in the light. thanks
I have several old decorations that my parents had. my favourite is a bell.
My favourite ornaments are hand painted wooden teddy bears my sister made me. Each one is different and unique. My kids loved them so much that they have asked her to make the tree topper for them for when they have their own trees 🙂
I have a few delicate crystal ornaments that shimmer and shine when hung close to or in front of a mini light on the tree. I always purchase a decoration when on vacation & get reminded of all the good times when I hang them up. But my favorite has to be a small gingerbread girl (ceramic) that my daughter painted for me.
My favourite decoration is the very old tinsel star that belonged to my Dad. It still has the top spot on our tree every year.
My favourite holiday decoration is my stocking, which my grandmother crocheted for me when I was a child. She passed away 25 years ago, but I still pull it out every Christmas.
My kids Christmas artwork!
My baby boy was only 2 months old on his 1st christmas many years ago. He was my only joy then as his father had abandoned us 11 months ago before that! I was so young myself & had no family to help near by so times were rough emotionally & financially. I went shopping one day & saw this cute miniature villiage set that was on sale and I managed to buy it. Setting it up was fun as I looked at the small figured people I set up around the church, the toy store, the clothing shops, the library and the city hall building & the lovely victorian houses!. I remember thinking it looked like such a sweet, immaculate town for one to live in, that is, if it existed in the real world & imagined everyone being friendly & kind to one another greeting each other with big smiles & gracious natures! It gave me inner peace looking at it and I vowed one day I would find such a place. Move my life to many years forward & I did indeed find a small beautiful town just like that where I have now lived for 22 years with a wonderful husband by my side! That baby boy is now 42 years old and is a great man to be proud of! And i still have that small village that comes out of its box every year at Christmas to be enjoyed with its bittersweet & yet happy memories!
Beatrice Lawson says
Every year since my son was born I get him the set of star and snowflake from the Metropolitan Art Museum. Hopefully by the time he has his own home there will be enough to decorate a small tree and he can always remember how happy he as as a kid decorating with “his” ornaments.
angela mitchell says
My favourite decoration is the wreath and swag my daughter and I make every year at our school’s fundraiser.
My favorite holiday decoration is a traditonal wreath.
My favourite holiday decoration is my Coca Cola santa
My Mum has a little skiing mouse that she puts on her tree. It’s my favourite.
I love any decoration that is an old-fashioned Santa.
my mom has these funny santa toilet seat covers she made when I was a kid, santa covers his eyes when you list the seat, I don’t know what but when I see those I know the holidays are here
My favourite decoration is the ones I made with my Mom when I was little. They are little angels made out of hole punched shiny gold paper.
My favourite decorations are clear glass ornaments that my family has been collecting for years now, we look at local artist shops and those little neat stores in our home towns to find a new one each year. Then we buy one for each house, nice game/challenge each year and when we hang them up, we remember who found them and where.
My favourite ornament is a felt angel I made when I was a kid.
Laura Keating says
My favorite holiday decoration are two christmas bulbs that I got from my dad and step mom two years ago, they were my great great grandparents i hang them on my tree every year
Michelle M says
My favourite holiday decoration is my mom’s macrame Santa face. The big fluffy white beard bring me back to when I was a child.
New favourite is the Disney musical band we got this year from Hallmark – it’s so neat and so much fun!
Rachel Blunden says
I love the “Merry Kiss-Moose” tree decoration that my family has..it’s always a battle to see who gets to hang him 😉
amy b says
The snowman statue my mom painted with the bluebird on its hat. Even though the bluebird has broken off.
My cheesy grinning reindeer with decorations on his antlers.
The christmas star at the top of our tree – it’s a hideous, outdated flashing star but it’s so ridiculous that I love it!
Glenna Kennedy says
I have a set of houses that belonged to my great aunt and they are probably about 75 years old. Also I have 5 candle holders that belonged to my great grandmother, handed down to my grandmother. to my mom and then to me. I remember as a child going to Grandma’ house on Christmas eve to watch her light the candles which she was only allowed to do when we were there due to fire safety but I love having them on my tree now.
Catharine Morgan says
Santa’s sleigh and reindeer as created this weekend by our cute little man
Marilyn Legault says
I have a large table centerpiece that I decorate my dining table with and safe it in plastic for the next year. I do prefer the smell of the real pine, but travel too much to keep it moist.
My favourite holiday decorations are the pipecleaner and popsicle stick stars my children made when they were little.
Pam Fontaine says
I love the fabric elf that hung on my parents’ tree when I was growing up. I named her and played with her all year (except for the month of December when she spent her days on the Christmas tree!
My favourite decorations are these old lights that my grandmother had, and I now have. they are about 3 inches long, wide at the base and pointy at the upper end. They have liquid of some kind that produces bubbles when it warms up that go from the base up to the top. They are so much fun to watch
My favourite holiday decoration is a small angle in a peach-coloured dress…I remember it from when I was a kid. I didn’t see it for many years and when my mother moved back here, she had it. Nice to find again!
Gina Fleury says
I have christmas tree ornaments with photos of my children from their first christmas’. So precious.
A homemade wreath
an angel I bought at a craft sale that hangs on the wall
Kevin Linkie says
My favorite christmas decoration has always been the birds on the Christmas tree. Love Love Love them.
Thanks for the chance to win.
My favourite is a nativity scene made of wood and straw that my mother had made for me many years ago. She employed an unemployed man to make several creches for each family member.
Andrew Pham says
My favourite would be the ornaments my little cousins made for me a couple years back
Nancy Kennedy says
I have a wooden snowman
I like the pewter compass rose ornament on my tree.
Cheryl Almas says
My favorite holiday decoration is the lighted angel on my tree.
Elaine R says
My favorite is a glass nativity scene.
Sabrina Klimkiewicz says
My favorite holiday decoration is a very sparkly Christmas tree
Belinda McNabb says
My favorite holiday decoration is the first one my son every picked out…a spiderman to hang on the tree
I have a ceramic Christmas baby that my sister made for me when my daughter was born Dec 9, 2001
Nicolthe pickle says
I have a little pinecone grinch that I love. It’s my husbands, and I love it.
I have an angel tree topper that’s my personal favorite. I found it at a Christmas show in St. Jacobs, and it’s precious and one of a kind. Thanks for allowing me to take a quick stroll down memory lane. GREAT contest! 🙂
My favourite holiday decorations are the ornaments my 3 kids made when they were in Kindergarten. They are in their late twenties now!
my favourites are the old glass pine cones that belonged to my parents
I have all of my mothers old tree decorations that have come back into vogue.
My daughter made a santa claus we hang.
angela griffin says
I have a favourite snowflake decoration that I made when I was small!
mike gismondi says
My favourite decoration is an old Rudolph decoration that we’ve had since I was a kid.
I’ve got a miniture tree thats maybe 4 inches high, on a board, surrounded by presents LOL
My favourite decoration *was* a gorgeous all white Santa doll that was about 2 feet tall. It was quite expensive but more than that, it was a sentimental gift from my mother that I cherished. My mother now has Alzheimer’s but does remember it and I didn’t have the heart to tell her what happened to it. Unfortunately, I had some of my belongings in storage while I was in between moves/houses and a family of mice decided to make it their home. It was totally destroyed and I literally cried like a baby. I always have my eye out to see if i can find another but it was purchased many years ago and chances are I won’t locate another. I know my story is a bit of a nasty one but for anyone reading, please take extra precautions with things you cherish as it could happen to you. Perhaps I may be lucky and win this giveaway with hopes I can find some new pieces that will become favourites.
Anne Renaud says
My favorite Christmas ornaments are my two daughters first Christmas ornaments. Such wonderful memories.
My favorite holiday decoration is our family’s Nativity set that my parents bought at a craft fair.
Rachel Draper says
I have lots of beautiful glass ornaments that I love.
Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says
My favorite are all the ornaments that my kids made at school
my favourite decoration: we eat each year- together my sons and I made gingerbreadmen for their classmates. Now my grandsons and I continue the tradition.
Little white crocheted pairs of figure skates (I think there are 3 pairs) with paperclips as blades. You hand them by the laces. They were on my family tree growing up, I hope my Mom still has them.
Fiona Mullins says
My favourite is a crystal angel my mother gave to me
cathy rankin says
My christmas card that my 6 year old son made for me, he made me close my eyes while he “created” this work of art
michelle tremblett says
I have a little tiny paper angel that my daughter made me in grade one. it is so beautiful, it is green with a little face drawn in with marker, but I will always remember the look on her face when she gave it to me, like she was giving me the world 🙂
My favorite is the pine cone wreath my sister made me!
Paula Whelan says
I have a tiny “Charlie Brown” tree and tiny ornaments. It helps me remember that not everyone is able to enjoy the feasting and gift-giving.
My favourite tree decoration is a silver bird with a white marabou tail.
I wish I were an early riser, but the first hour is at 6 am here on the west coast! My favourite decoration is an angel made from beeswax – love the colouring and softeness ofit.
When we travel we pick up decorations for our tree – shells from a beach in Mexico, laplander shoes from Sweden. This year we’ll be adding a Turkish eye from Istanbul. They are all favourites.
Sandi Tymchuk says
My favourite holiday decoration was a blue glass ball with a starburst decoration indent–it twinkled beautifully, and developed a unique beauty as it became worn through years of use. I miss it today (it broke, sadly.)
Elizabeth R says
I have a reindeer that has gone on our tree for over 50 years.
Maegan Morin says
My favorite ornament is the adorable little mouse sitting in a teacup with a santa hat on his head and decorations all around. I bought it at a second hand store and it also has this fantastic vinatage look to it. I love it so much and I aways take extra special care of it lol.
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I like the homemade decorations that I have collected over the years.
My favourite is a little dalmatian ornament my Mother bought me
Corry Lehmann says
My favourite Christmas ornament is a Christmas Angel tree topper that my Great Grandmother made. It has been passed down through the generations and is very special to our family!
my favourite no longer exists – it was a set of bubbling candle lights we had when I was young. they were lost in a move across Canada. thanks
My favourite holiday decoration is an angle my daughter made. The skirt is an old paperback book sprayed gold.
Alison Braidwood says
My favourite holiday decoration is the Christmas wreath my mother made out of pinecones.
Sara Dhooma says
My favourite holiday decoration is the handmade angel for the top of the tree.
We just got this. We have a little dog which is our baby and she is mostly bichon and we found this large, lighted bichon ornament that can go indoors or outdoors. Talk of the neighbourhood. 🙂
I have an ornament from my first Christmas, it’s always been my favourite!
Anne M. Clemmer says
My nativity set.
My favorite is the star on top of the tree as we have had it since i was a child
My favourites are the ones I buy every year for my daughters to put in the christmas tree but eventually take them with them once they are adults and have their own place. It’s a family tradition!
Glenda Wong says
My favourite ornament is the Santa handpainted on an old style lightbulb
Tammy G says
My favourite holiday decoration is my Portal 2 Game lights to put on the tree.
Ray Mclennan says
It is nice to see great crafts, home made decor helps keep alive traditions and make the home feel much warmer
Gail Chaulk says
I have a felt bell-shaped ornament. It was made by my daughter, who is now thirty-eight years old when she was in Brownies. It doesn’t ‘hang’ anymore, but I put it on my tree every year and is one of the prettiest ornaments on my tree.
We have a small nativity scene that was my hubbys Grandmothers!
Shelley King says
My favorite ornament is one that my daughter made in school. It’s a clear ball that the kids swirled different colours of paint inside. It’s very pretty and of course it’s special because she made it. She gave it to us for Christmas the year she made it and it was presented in a cardboard box that she decorated herself.
Amy Heffernan says
My favorite holiday decoration is one that both my children made. It is an ornament that hangs on the tree with a picture of each of them in it. they hand made the frame and decorated it. So very nice. I love it!
My favorites are the ones that my son made for me when he was growing up. In particular, a wooden ornament that he painted for me in Grade 8. I also love the glass ball he painted in Grade one.
Pam Wood Humphrey says
My fave is one that my son gave me, it is a clothespin cowboy celebrating Christmas, totally not fitting with the rest of the tree but it still goes on every year.
Tracy Breadman says
My vintage santa claus from when I was a child
Tamara Davidson says
My favourite holiday decoration is Christmas lights decorating the outside of our house.
My favourite holiday item are the Christmas ornaments that I have collected through my travels…particularly an angel from Westminster Abbey and a Santa Claus from Copenhagen!
I love having a tree to decorate.. and I have saved a lovely snowflake made by my son in his kindergarten class.. its lovely. Most of my ornaments are gifts and while I’ve not chosen them I love them all.
Mitchell Estrada says
Angel! Classic Ornament
Kristin A says
my favourite holiday decoration are some homemade Bert & Ernie tree ornaments that my sister and I made when we were in kindergarten.
Gerard Shayne says
my favorite decorations are the ones I’ve inherited from my great grandmother. They are tiny, fragile, and made of hand painted glass. Antiques to be sure, I grew up with them, and treasure them more than words can express
Anything with glitter. For some reason I love sparkly pinecones.
favourites are things my kids made when they were young, and special ornaments we picked up on vacations to go on the tree
My grandmother was a voracious crafter and knitter. Every year that we put up the tree, there are memories of her. From the hand knitted tree skirt, to ornaments, to snowmen and women, her presence is with us.
Courtney Palmer says
My favourite Christmas decoration is has been passed down from my Oma to myself and I can’t wait to add it to my first home! A stuffed teddy bear in a santa jacket and hat that sings jingles any time you push his hand! Yes he’s old, but he is still singing! There’s nothing like a childhood decoration that reminds you of when you’d run into her home, jump on the couch and make the Teddy sing all christmas long!
Brenda Penton says
My favourite holiday decoration is an old red and white boot that has a santa head attached…it is so ugly but my grandmother had it as a child and passed it on to me, so it has a place in my heart.
BobbiJo Pentney says
My favourite decoration would be the handprint my son made his first year at daycare.
Silvana Cox says
My favourite decoration is a snowman with a top hat, straw broom. Ever so cute, I bought the kit years ago and made it
Carol Ann Westbrook says
My favourite decoration is a set of tiny gold angels I bought for my son’s birthday 51 tears ago,
I like having a manger
My favourite decorations is a little snowman ornament that I made out polymer clay
My favourite decoration is a front door wreath that I’ve had for yrs.
my Favorite is a handcrafted wire ornament that looks like a 3 dimensional Lover’s knot. One of the first ornaments that I bought after I left home.
My favorite is my Christmas pickle ornament that gets hidden on the tree each year. Christmas morn, everyone searches for the pickle and the first to find it get a special little gift.
I have a mini christmas tree that i love
Linda Anselmo says
My favourite are blown clear glass apple ornaments.
Edmond Leung says
The star on top of the christmas tree.
My favourite Christmas decoration is a German little wooden house that inside you burn a small piece of cone-shaped incense and the smoke comes out of the chimney.
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My fave holiday decoration(s) would be the Christmas stockings that one of our late grandmothers made for us as kids. They’ve withstood the test of time (over 30 years). Thanks.
My fave is a lovely door wreath that my cousin gave me.It is decorated with sparkly ornaments.
Meghan Hachey says
Mine is a little christmas village that lights up. So soothing and pretty
seen a really cool black christmas tree, that i would like
our Christmas Stockings
Sabrina Cartwright says
I love all the homemade Christmas tree ornaments made by my daughters over the years! Each one holds a special spot in my heart. I also love the homemade mice ornaments made by my Aunt which hung on my tree as a child. I look forward to handing them down to my girls some day.
I love artificial flowers
walking the neighbourhoods and looking at all of the decorated houses
Christmas ornaments made with beads.
Heather S. says
Crayola clay ornaments made by my boys.
A White Bells & Holly swag decoration for the archway that was my treasured grandmother’s
I love all of our Christmas decorations and the memories they bring back to me every time I see them each year. I have one that is a beautiful hand painted green glass ball that is very old and was given to me by friends of our family many years ago that had hung on their family trees for who knows how many years. It always has pride of place and our adult children still look for it every year.
My favourite Christmas decoration has got to be my Christmas tree.
Oh man-pick only one? Um…my nativity set.
Chantal Sarkisian says
I love my mistletoe strategically placed in a hight traffic area in the house 😉
Bonny MacIsaac says
My grandmother’s Christmas corsage, Remember those? This one is beautiful and given to me by my aunt. It is from the 1940’s and the holly are real glass balls. So delicate. I wear it on Christmas Eve and Day. So special.
Lee S says
I love gathering pine branches, cedar and dog wood to make arrangements in outdoor pots. Festive and smell great.
Karle F says
I purchased what will be my favourite Christmas decoration of all time this year. It’s a prelit Christmas tree with falling snow. Small pellets drop from the top and fall over the entire tree with the excess being collected into an upside down umbrella. Then the excess pellets are drawn down and pulled back up. It is so skookum. Wish I could post a picture or a video.
The fresh wreaths that are hung on the front door. No particular reason why, I just like them.
Marion S says
Favourite holiday decoration is a tree ornament that holds a photo of our adopted son the first Christmas we spent together!
My favourite decorations are the handmade snowflakes we make and put up every year.
Dominique Piot-Swat says
I have so many favorites! I love my large metallic purple stars that I put on my wall, my big wreath for outside and so many ornaments that bring back memories from a lot of people and places.
My favourite holiday decoration is a handmade angel that sits atop our tree every year. It was made by a relative who has long since passed and it proudly gets displayed every year.
Diana Elliott says
I have little santa stockings and santa elves for the tree that my Gramma had when my Mom was little (my Mom is 68).
i have “bongo santa”…it was an ornament my mom got about 45 years ago down south…santa is in board shorts, sitting at a pair of bongos and he has a bobble head. awesome!
Shelley N says
I have these skaters whose bodies are gold sprayed pine cones and they are the only thing left from a Christmas display when I was a kid. There was Styrofoam to represent ice/snow, little homes and these skating girls. They are very care worn now but I love them since they remind me of when I was a child. I hang them on our tree now.
Lexia Joy Nash says
I love your sons angel, she is beautiful! Mine would also be from my children. My sons made a hand print ornament last year, wish I could show but its beautiful! We didn’t have the fanciest ornaments but they were all made with love <3
My musical menorah. It’s a family heirloom — my mother had it as a little girl. I couldn’t celebrate the holiday tonight without it.
Tracey Flattes says
We make paper chains every year – a tradition that has been with my family since I was a little girl. I carry it on with my kids and hope they will do so when they are grown up with kids. So much fun!