Decorating for Christmas is a bit of hobby for me. I spend time throughout the year looking for unique and eclectic items. Adding meaningful pieces to new decor is a great way to add a twist to your Christmas decor. I aim to have a home that could look like a Hallmark movie set.
I have a set of vintage Santa Claus candle holders. At first glance, they look as though they are of no value, but they are priceless to me. They were a gift from my mom; their original owner was her oldest sister who passed away ten months before I was born. My aunt also happens to be my namesake; it wasn’t until adulthood that I learned I shared not only her name but also her love for Christmas. These candle holders sit on the shelf each year to remind me of the aunt I never met, but whom I know I would have loved.
My Dad takes me to see the Nutcracker almost every year and has since I was a little girl. Over the years, I’ve collected each of the Nutcracker scenes in the form of a snow globe. The snow globes along with my two Nutcrackers are reminders of all the performances that my Dad and I have seen and will see in the future.
My mother-in-law has had a ceramic Christmas tree that her mother painted for years. And, I’ve always been envious of it and asked that it be passed to me one day in the far future. Two years ago, my mother found an abandoned ceramic tree at the Goodwill. I spent some time refurbishing, cleaning it, and ordering replacement parts. Now, I have my version of my mother-in-law’s tree.
Do you want to add unique items to your Christmas decor? I sure hope you do! My friends at Wayfair have given me a $100 gift card to share with a reader. The contest is easy to enter. Visit Wayfair’s Upside Down Christmas Tree page, pick out your favorite upside-down Christmas tree, and then share your favorite one in the comment section of your blog post!
We will be sending each participant a $100 Wayfair.com gift card to put towards holiday décor as well as another $100 Wayfair.com gift card to use in a giveaway! The giveaway will center on accenting traditional Christmas trees with a fun and different twist. To enter the giveaway for a chance to win the $100 Wayfair.com gift card, your readers will need to visit Wayfair’s Upside Down Christmas Tree page, pick out their favorite upside-down Christmas tree, and then share their favorite one in the comment section of your blog post! Be sure to comment by December, 15th. I’ll announce the winner on the blog on 12/18. Good Luck!!!
This white beauty is my favorite: Upside Down Christmas Tree (White). Wouldn’t the Upside Down Christmas Tree’s be perfect in the upside down?
And the winner is… Kathryn! Congrats.
- Amanda is a native of Richmond, VA. She enjoys writing, blogging, traveling, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.