As we wrap up our Christmas Traditions Blog Hop, let’s get to know the women who fulfilled their Christmas tree decorating visions and shared their special holiday traditions, as well as take a look at their wonderful trees and home decor!
Amy of Maison Decor
An interior designer, wife, and mom who loves to decorate, Amy uses her blog Maison Decor to share bits of her home life and decorating pursuits. She believes that “one’s home life should be a reflection of all that is good about one’s life.”
On traditional Christmas trees, Amy admits, “The kids are the ones who seem to love a traditional red and green Christmasthe most, don’t you think? But I will say, I am more than surprised at how warm and cozy and memory stirring it is to have a traditional tree.”
Visit Maison Decor for a closer look at how Amy lent a personal touch to her Kennedy Fir Narrow Snap Tree with the Merry and Bright Ornament Collection and Buttoned Up Quilted Velvet Tree Skirt, among other holiday accessories.
Shirley of Housepitality Designs
After working in the healthcare field for over 20 years, Shirley decided to retire and pursue her passion for decorating. She completed courses offered by I.R.I.S. (Interior Redesign Industry Specialists) and opened up a business. She also created Housepitality Designs, a fun blog where she hopes to share great ideas through her travels, experiences, and love for all things with regard to decorating–especially for Christmas.
For Shirley, “Christmas traditions in my home are all about memories of family and friends during the Holidays. Memories we have created with those who are with us and those of loved ones we have sadly lost. Memories we hold dear to our heart.”
Kim of Savvy Southern Style
Kim started Savvy Southern Style in 2010 as a creative outlet for sharing how she changes things up in her home quite frequently. A lover of antique shops, she likes refreshing rooms with simple changes, painting furniture (and sometimes walls), and going outside to do some yard work when the weather permits.
For her decorating inspiration, Kim tells us, “Rooms will not be overly decorated this year since we are still working on the kitchen. It’s almost finished! So when I say simple this year it really is simple. I toned the glam of the tree down a bit by adding some feathered friends and pheasant feathers. I also kept the mantel very simple, placing my carolers with a few sprigs of green.”
Cindy of Edith & Evelyn Vintage
Founder and creator of Edith & Evelyn Vintage, Cindy grew up in a very small Southwest Missouri town, a rural community, surrounded by miles and miles of farm land. She named her blog after her mama, Edith, and her mother-in-law, Evelyn, who both heavily influenced and inspired her passion for decorating with vintage and antique pieces, and her love of French furniture.
As Cindy was decorating her tree, all memories came flooding back: “As soon as Thanksgiving was over, my sweet mama would start playing her collection of Christmas albums. This was one of the many Christmas traditions in our home, along with tromping through the woods to find the perfect tree (Mama insisted it have a bird’s nest in it!), chopping it down and dragging it home. Once we had the tree up, decorating it could only begin once we had our hot chocolate, served in Santa mugs, of course.”
Lory of Designthusiasm
Designthusiasm is a blog developed by Lory as an outlet for her varied creative passions and enthusiasm for a designed life. As a former fashion designer, Lory approaches all aspects of life with the same eye for visual enchantment and sensory delight. Her current concentrations are home design and décor, styled table settings, travel photography, and lifestyle.
Lory shares, “Christmas is actually not part of my religious tradition (we celebrate Hanukkah), but I’ve embraced this delightful decorating challenge with gusto because I enjoy inspiring others to celebrate their own traditions in style.”
Thank you to all our bloggers for sharing their family Christmas traditions with us and their readers. We hope this blog hop inspired you to decorate your own Christmas tree with symbols of your family traditions for a display that’s as stunning as it is meaningful.