It was fun to see all of our decorations again; I kind of forget what we have when they’re packed away for a year. And the children are really at an age that they can help and were so enthusiastic to help with it all (and I wasn’t too much of a control freak)! We put on Michael Buble’s album and we were off.
Something quite different for a tree could be some edible decorations – we usually choose candy canes, but I remember my grandparents having chocolate baubles on their tree when I was younger, and it was so special when we were told that we could choose one from the tree. How amazing is this Prestat chocolate bauble? They have flavours like London Gin, milk Earl Grey Tea, and Pink Popping Prosecco truffle baubles too (all £12).
One thing that I have wanted to get since we have had a home of our own (so yes, it has taken me a while), is to get our very own wreath. I found one on the GardenSite.co.uk website, but they do have a huge range to choose from on their Christmas Page. I thought that this wreath was a little different with the golden pomegranates on display, rather than just a classic cinnamon sticks and dried fruit. The golden colour goes nicely with the other decorations that we have as well.
Another great thing about this wreath is that it is pre-lit. It does need some batteries, but they go in a little pack that is hidden, and then you can have the wreath twinkling on display. With the dark early evenings that we have at this time of year, I think it looks really pretty on display on the door with the sparkly lights. I haven’t seen many wreaths like that around so it is definitely a big selling point for me.
I know that at this time of year there are wreath making evenings like that on, but I prefer knowing that I have one that I can wrap up, pack away, and will be able to use year after year. The quality of the wreath is great too, with a double layer of hoops at the back, if that makes any sense, so it is really simple to display using a hook or something like a ribbon (I just bought an over-the-door hook on eBay).
Have you got your decorations up yet? It would be great to hear what your favourite thing at this time of the year is, and what you think about the wreath; do you have one or do you make one? I think they’re a lovely addition for the home (or front door) at this time of year.
*the wreath was gifted in exchange for this post, but all words and opinions are my own