The day after Halloween we started putting up Christmas decorations, and I’m not even the least bit embarrassed to say that.
The tree is up, the stockings are hung, and there’s a festive llama and unicorn representing Christmas Magic in our front yard. If that doesn’t scream holiday spirit, I don’t know what does.
If you know me, you know I’m a neutral color scheme girl till I die. White, black, gray, tan leather, and light wood. I’ll throw in a tiny accent of indigo, or olive green every now and then, but after a while, I end up panicking and go back to my comfort zone. Everything gets scaled back to the three main colors in my wheelhouse.
White. Black. Gray.
A couple of years ago I took the kids to Anthropologie during Christmas time and they lost their minds with all the color. Like literally screaming at the colors and fun prints they had there. They were laughing at all their quirky ornaments and in that moment I realized what an asshole I am. I had been making our Christmas scheme fit my home decor preference and realized how happy the kids would be with some color. So I said F it. I let them pick everything. Ornaments, stockings, random decor, wreaths, any and everything.
Every Christmas since, it looks like a rainbow threw up in our house and that all the magical creatures of the world migrated here for the holiday season. Unicorns, llamas, circus freaks, narwhals, abominable snowmen, you name it, we have it.
So here’s a few pics of our Lisa Frank inspired Christmas decorations.
I’ll be scrolling through Instagram and West Elm catalogs to get a glimpse of everyone else’s perfectly decorated homes for the holidays, (slightly jealous), but knowing our house makes us all laugh, and THAT is our favorite.
Have a Happy Turkey Day, Everyone!