As I’ve done several years in a row now, I’ve spent the time since Thanksgiving convincing myself I don’t need to decorate my apartment for Christmas since I don’t actually spend Christmas there. But in recent days the snow has begun to settle in for the long winter here in Upstate, and there is nothing better than lights and glitter to make the snow seem a little less cold.
A year or so ago I saw this idea on Pinterest of stringing up lights in a pattern on the wall and hanging photographs along the string. I’d considered doing it in at least one iteration of my post-farm living, but hadn’t ever found a place for it. In coming across it as I was looking for an inexpensive way to make my place feel Christmas-y, I realized I could use that idea, replacing the photographs with Christmas bulbs. Twelve dollars and minutes later, my living room feels like a cozy little winter wonderland.
Come on out, Father Christmas, I’m ready for you (aside from the gift crafting, of course).