Dual Holiday Decor: 7 Easy Ways To Bridge Thanksgiving + Christmas
The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas mark the busiest time of the year for many families. Between coordinating visitors, planning the big meal and getting all that shopping done, decorating for the season can seem like a bit of a chore, especially if you're the type or person who doesn't want your yuletide decor up before Turkey Day is over. But there are some appealing and simple decorations that can be left up for the whole holiday season without doing a disservice to either occasion.
Candles for All Occasions
Scented or unscented, the gentle light and warmth of candlelight makes any day seem a little cozier. Affordable and available in an endless variety of designs, sizes and colors, candles are holiday staples that never go out of style. Whether bookending a centerpiece at the dining room table or bringing a gentle glow to your mantel, a display of candles is a tradition with definite calendar crossover benefits.
Seasonal but Not Specific
Certain wildlife imagery, like birds or a woodlands scene, can capture both a fall and winter feeling and are perfect for dual holiday decor. This can be especially useful for outdoor items, like post caps or festive bunting you may not want to change when the really cold weather hits. These kinds of universal scenes are also ideal when you're entertaining friends of different religious backgrounds or beliefs near Christmas.
While some people keep a holiday tree up all year, changing its ornaments for different occasions, there are easier ways connect the big events. There are a number of lovely accent figures and displays that feature interchangeable elements to mark prominent dates on the calendar. The simple swap of a Christmas wreath for a harvest wreath, or an acorn-themed flag for a snowflake pattern flag gives these kinds of items valuable versatility.
The Right Lights
Big and brightly colored light bulbs make an upbeat display for Christmas, but there's no way they are passing for fall decor. On the other hand, clear or white lights and more subtle bulbs can make the grade for any holiday, or even all year long. Many outdoor eating venues line their dining areas with exactly this kind of whimsical lighting.
Part of the problem with decorating for both Thanksgiving and Christmas is that the color schemes associated with each holiday are quite different: autumnal shades and earth tones being the standard for Thanksgiving, while bright reds and greens dominate for Christmas. But gold is a welcoming hue that suits both occasions. Gold curtains, placemat sets, runners, or even cooking utensils, bring a celebratory look to a kitchen or dining room.
Flowers and Greenery
You may keep a few potted plants or flowers around the house, but a larger assortment placed near the doorway can instantly change the whole environment where you choose to showcase it. Stay away from poinsettias and mistletoe if you don't want Christmas to be foremost on the minds of visitors. Instead, select bright and beautiful blooms and lush plants that make any space immeasurably more lovely.
Cute Goes with Everything
Holiday decorating doesn't have to be limited to familiar styles and themes. Throw in some adorable animal figurines, tableware, or other cute accessories and they are sure to lift the spirits of family and friends. Owls are a popular choice these days, as the wide-eyed birds are depicted on everything from kitchen tools to baby toys.
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