Welcome To Day Two Of Twelve Days To Get Ready For Christmas. Do you have a theme yet for Christmas? My theme this year is A Pomegranate Christmas.
Today I am sharing How to Choose a Theme for Christmas. Last year my theme was a Cranberry Christmas (and Pink Christmas in the Carriage House) and I am excited to use Pomegranates as my Christmas theme this year.
How I Picked the Theme Pomegranate Christmas
Every year I choose a theme for Christmas. Why? Because it keeps me on track and helps me to stay focused.
But guess what?
This year I will have two themes again. As I mentioned, the theme for our home is Pomegranate Christmas.
I have a second theme for our Carriage House. I am not yet ready to share what that theme is, but it is going to be amazing. Any guesses?
How to Pick Your Theme
I had a hard time deciding on this theme because there are so many ideas to choose from.
Here are just a few of the themes you might want to consider. All of the themes below are linked to a list with lots of fun items to get you started, so check them out!
- A Vintage Christmas
- Coastal Christmas Decor
- Boho Christmas Decor
- Plaid Christmas Decor
- A White Christmas
- Silver and Gold Christmas
- A Farmhouse Christmas
- Winter Wonderland
- A Rustic Christmas
- Christmas Gnome Decor
- A Cranberry Christmas
So how do you select a theme? It really comes down to your style and the Christmas decor that you love. Spend some time looking at Christmas decor photos (such as Instagram, Pinterest, and back issues of holiday magazines). I like to change it up a bit every year. I certainly want to be able to reuse my decor from year to year but I like being able to change my decor just enough to fit a new theme.
Create a Mood Board
Once you have picked your theme it might be fun to put a Mood Board together. It is really easy to create a mood board on the website Canva. Here is the one I created for this year’s theme, Pomegranate Christmas.
Doesn’t this just get you in the best mood for pomegranates? And everything that is the color of pomegranates?
This is the mood board I made for my theme for Christmas 2021. I love cranberries in decor and in recipes!
This is the mood board I made for my theme for Christmas 2020. I used green verdigris, a patina copper theme.
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Ways to Incorporate your Theme
So once you have a theme, what do you do with it? I like to use my theme throughout everything I do for Christmas. My decor matches the theme. My wrapping paper, crafts, and florals go with the theme. Even my recipes fit the theme, whenever possible.
Here are some great examples of how you can fit your theme into everything you do for Christmas.
I have a lot of Pomegranate recipes I want to try this holiday season. One of my favorite Christmas Party recipes is this Baked Brie with Pomegranate appetizer.
Christmas Theme in the Kitchen
Wrapping Paper, Ribbons, and Tags
I have pomegranate-colored ribbon and wrapping paper! If you chose a Coastal Christmas decor theme, you could use aqua and tan wrapping paper, and stamp seashells on your own homemade wrapping paper!
Pomegranate Colored Inspired Florals
Real and Faux pomegranates will soon be easy to find and I love using them in my decor and table arrangements. A Silver and Gold Christmas theme would look gorgeous with fruits wrapped in silver and gold leaf and florals sparkling with silver and gold glitter.
Pomegranate Colored Pillows
It’s not hard to use this beautiful pomegranate color in lots of holiday pillows. A Plaid Christmas decor theme would look amazing with red and green plaid pillows scattered throughout your home.
I have pomegranate-colored dishes and linens and even use fresh and faux pomegranates in my vases! A Vintage Christmas theme would be so much fun to use on your tablescapes. Flea market and antique store finds would look wonderful down the center of your table!
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If you missed any of my Twelve Days to Get Ready for Christmas, you can find them here:
You can also find KariAnne’s amazing blog posts from last year here:
- Day 1 – What you Should be Christmas Shopping For Now
- Day 2 – How To Choose a Christmas Theme For Your Home
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