Welcome To Day Two Of Twelve Days To Get Ready For Christmas. Do you have a theme for Christmas? My theme this year is Cranberry Christmas.
It’s Day Two of Twelve Days to Get Ready for Christmas! My very amazing and talented friend KariAnne Wood at Thistlewood Farms and I are sharing tips for twelve days to help get you ready for Christmas. We have so many fun ideas to share!
Today we are sharing Day #2 – How to Choose a Theme for Christmas.
If you don’t know my friend KariAnne then you really need to follow her. KariAnne is kind, funny, smart, creative and one of the best writers I know. She also motivates me every day! Be sure to head on over to Karianne’s blog to read about How To Choose a Christmas Theme For Your Home!
How I Picked the Theme Cranberry Christmas
Every year I chose a theme for Christmas. Why? Because it keeps me on track and stay focused.
But guess what?
This year I have two themes. The theme for our home is Cranberry 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
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, Cranberry Christmas.
Doesn’t this just get you in the best mood for cranberries? And everything that is the color of cranberries?
This is the mood board I made for my theme for Christmas 2020. I wanted 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 cranberry tart, scones, jam, and muffins! If you choose a theme Winter Wonderland, you could make white frosted Christmas tree cookies, a dessert sprinkled with powdered sugar or cupcakes with white “snow cap” frosting.
My Favorite Holiday Cooking Items
Wrapping Paper, Ribbons, and Tags
I have cranberry-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!
My Favorite Holiday Wrapping Items
Cranberry-colored berries are easy to find and I love using them in my floral 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.
My Favorite Holiday Florals
It’s not hard to use this beautiful cranberry color in lots of holiday pillows. A Plaid Christmas decor theme would look amazing with red and green plaid pillows scattered throughout your home.
My Favorite Holiday Pillows
I have cranberry dishes and linens and even use fresh cranberries 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!
My Favorite Holiday Table Items
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Head on over to KariAnne’s post today! It is How To Choose a Christmas Theme For Your Home.
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 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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