Happy holidays! I’m excited to give you a tour of our holiday Christmas home decor this year.
This year I feel like we kept things simple, but we really did decorate a few areas of our home! I also realized we have accumulated quite a few Christmas trees – of the tabletop variety, that is!
Be sure to check out our decor from year’s past:
- 2020 Christmas decor
- 2019 Christmas decor
- 2018 Christmas decor
- 2017 Christmas decor
- 2016 Christmas decor
- 2015 Christmas decor
- 2014 Christmas decor
2021 Christmas tree
Growing up, my mom always decorated our Christmas tree with a theme. It’s something that I always loved and hope to continue with my kids!
This year, I decided to do an animal tree! Both of our kids really love animals, and we already had a lot of animal ornaments.
I did let Luke & Rory pick a few new ornaments. They have a ton of stuffed animal ornaments at Target that were $2-3 each, and I let them each pick a few!
I also let the kids pick a new tree topper this year. I had my eye on this capiz angel but they instead chose this star topper. It has a projector that shines rainbow lights on the ceiling. When Rory saw it on display she yelled WOAH WOAH WOAH and pointed and clapped, so I couldn’t say no!
Our Christmas mantel
In January, I plan to decide on our long term art/wall hanging for over the new fireplace and at that point I’ll put a screw in it to hold the art. Then I can hang stuff! For now, I didn’t want to put a random nail in to hold a Christmas wreath.
Dining room shelves
Some of the DIY projects on display include:
We also decorated the kid’s loft play area upstairs! I cut cardboard reindeer with stick antlers and stuck them to the wall with command strips!
I also got a small 4 foot tree for the kids to decorate. They love coloring these wood ornaments (they come in multi-packs for $1-5 at Michaels, Joanns, etc craft stores). We buy them all year long and I saved them this year to put on the tree!
Rory’s Christmas tree
We set up our Step 2 Christmas tree toy in Rory’s room this year! This is the 4th Christmas that we’ve had this tree, so it was definitely worth it to buy so many years ago!
I actually forgot that the tree had a little train around it, which has been a huge hit. Rory loves putting the ornaments up and throwing them across her room, too!
Luke’s Thomas the Tank Engine tree
Luke wanted a tree in his room, too. I dug this 18 inch tree out of the attic (hot pink, haha) and decided to let him decorate it with Thomas the Train!
He has a large collection of mini-trains (gifted from a neighbor who’s sons aged out of Thomas). We tied a loop around the wheels and hung them on the branches. He LOVES it and is so proud!
We also decorated outside, of course!
We go for a pretty classic look with white lights on the railings and live garlands (from Costco, here are my live garland tips!).
Next year, we hope to figure out a way to light up the other side of the house. We don’t have much grass over there (maybe 1-2 feet between our driveway and the neighbor’s yard). Maybe one of those projectors? I’d love the do lights on the roofline, but that’s 4 stories up!!
Happy holidays! See you in 2022!