• Thanks for the post, Susan, and to Aimee for the tips. We downsized to a smaller home a few years ago, so I take a simpler approach to decorating as we have less space. I have a cute lighted tree and smaller decorations, and we use the Christmas cards we receive as part of our decorations and it looks great. Wishing you a wonderful 2017 filled with joy.

  • I am not much of a decorator, I am too damn lazy to decorate that said I did enjoy this post

  • I put up Christmas decorations on the inside, but stopped putting anything up on the outside. It’s too cold for me to feel motivated to do so anymore. Plus, a couple of my neighbors have tried those laser light gadgets, only to have them stolen.

  • Rose Mary Griffith

    Love your drawings that accompany this post, Susan. They convey the warmth of the season quite nicely. I love decorating for the holidays–especially because it is the only holiday that I have decorations for! This year I decorated in early November because we were gone so much of December. My Artist’s Way group enjoyed the early festivities mid-month because of that.

  • I love your illustrations! And I couldn’t agree more that everything doesn’t have to be pinterest-perfect. Holidays should be for enjoying, not stressing!