Photos & ideas via Country Living. Mood board via me.
We aren't big holiday decorators around here. But I'd like to be! As soon as we aren't living in an apartment and I have a front porch to decorate, you better believe I am going to get all Halloweeny on it. How cute are those bats? Or that eyeball wreath? Or the ghost in the mirror? Or those mice on the stairs?! Maybe cute isn't the right word, but you know what I mean.
Now that we have a kid, celebrating holidays takes a little more thought. But what happens when neither parent believes in the meaning behind a specific holiday, namely Christmas? As Atheists, this is something my husband and I have talked a lot about. I love the decorating that goes along with Christmas. But not that whole religious part. And the Santa thing? The jury is still out on whether or not we'll teach that to Alice.
I want Alice to have a magical childhood full of special moments and family tradition. So I think we will create something around December 25th that reflects what is important to our little family. Giving. Helping. Sharing. Loving.
And then we'll probably throw a tree and some lights in there as well.