For some time now, I have been absolutely in love with the concept of “living seasonally” and part of how I incorporate this concept into my daily life is through my decor. I’ve begun to change out my room’s decor with the seasons and the holidays and I cannot say enough about how much I love it, especially now at Christmastime.
One of my favorite ways of decorating is through both words and personal mementos. I have an ever-growing collection of art prints with quotes and bible verses printed on them that I change out from time to time as well as various family photos. Most of the family photos that are on display in my room are of my loved ones who have passed but for me, I don’t see it as a reminder of the sadness of their passing. Rather, I see the photos as beautiful reminders of the memories I was able to make with them while they were in my life.
This particular set-up on my nightstand is absolutely one of my favorite things right now. Just looking at it brings me a sense of joy. This white and gold foil print is one that I have on display year-round and it’s from Lara Casey’s shop, Cultivate What Matters (but sadly, I don’t think she sells them anymore). The tin Merry Christmas sign is a Target Dollar Spot find while the little Santa candle has a very special meaning for me. The Santa candle came from my late Aunt Shelia’s home and though it doesn’t smell like anything in particular, it is so precious to me since it used to be hers. The picture in the frame is one of my favorites of my sister and I with our late maternal grandmother.
On my dresser, I cannot get enough of this little truck carrying a Christmas tree. I feel like I’ve seen so many things with old red trucks on them around this year! This “How Great Thou Art” print (white and gold foil again!) came from Hobby Lobby and it was one of my grandmother’s favorite hymns. And, like any true book nerd, I have my copy of The Polar Express on display as well. My sister got me this particular copy a few years ago since she and I have very fond memories of reading this book every year with our Aunt Kay growing up.
Tis the season!