Gold Sweater Dress / Stuart Weitzman Sandals / 9′ Pre-lit Christmas Tree / White and Gold Printed Gift Wrap / Gold Ribbon / Gold Mesh Bow / Silver and White Printed Gift Wrap / More Gift Wrap and Ornaments are below

Last Monday, I shared with you my new e-book Holiday Entertaining and today I want to share a Holiday Home Shop featuring the Best Christmas Decor and Gift Wrap.

I absolutely love Christmas! Because it is a time dedicated to celebrating the birth of our Savior and his gift of grace to all of us but also because of the family time and memories we get to create.  I know this may seem a bit early to some but my goal this year is to be completely wrapped up with everything Christmas related by the time my daughter arrives home from college on December 13.

While I did put up the tree to take these inspiration photos, I have never been one to decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving!  We usually do it that weekend while we are recovering from our turkey coma!

This year I purchased a new tree and I’m so glad I did!  Our other tree was honestly too large for the space and cumbersome to put together.  I took a chance on this 9 foot “real look” tree from National Tree Amazon and I absolutely love it! It is so high-quality.  I think it is just as beautiful as my other tree that cost three times as much!

You can see more details on my Instagram stories under Christmas tree.  It’ll come down this week.  My girls did not like that it was up on October 28!  “No one leaves up a tree for two months, mom!” one of them said.  Honestly, it did feel a little early for me, too.

My tree is a mix of ornaments that we have collected over the past 25 years. I have gold, silver, white, mercury glass, iridescent glass, shades of blue and of course Christmas red!  These create a a base to highlight the rest of our collected ornaments.  My mother does a candy themed tree each year that is so darling!  My girls love to see what she adds each year.

Each year I decide on a color theme, choose the ornaments and add fresh ribbon if needed.  We also have a collection of special ornaments that the girls love to hang each year.  Each one has a special memory attached and we love talking about them as we decorate.  My sister-in-law is half German so she gave us this pickle ornament.  We hide it in the tree Christmas Eve and whoever finds it gets a special treat!

The garland on my mantle is pre-decorated with silver, white and iridescent glass ornaments and lights.  It comes in several other color combinations, too.  I’ve included them below.  It is lush and full and makes a great background for my traditional Nutcracker collection.

I love to color coordinate my gift wrap with the tree.  This year I’ve chosen silver, gold and white solid and printed wrapping paper and ribbon from The Container Store.  They always have a beautiful selection of gift wrap and ribbon no matter the colors you are using.  I’ve created Gift Wrap Boutique below as well.

I have a home tour with a few home blogger friends coming in a few weeks but you can see last year‘s Christmas Home Tour for inspiration. You can also see more inspiration for both Thanksgiving and Christmas on the menu above under Inspiration.

I’ve created a boutique below that has similar ornaments to those I’ve collected as well as beautiful options to add to your collection this year. I just purchased this tree skirt because believe it or not I’ve been using the same one for 23 years and it is time for a new one!

I’m not sure if you can tell or not but what you see here are two white fleece blankets because I forgot to buy one before the photo shoot! Sometimes you just have to get creative!

Stay tuned for a special project with an extremely talented friend you’ll definitely want to download for your holiday enjoyment! Subscribers will be the first to know…unless you follow me on Instagram and got a sneak peek a few weeks ago.

Also, be sure to check out the Holiday Tab on the Menu above where you will find Gift Guides and Inspiration for Thanksgiving and Christmas all in one spot!  The Gift Guides there currently are from last year but still have great ideas to get you started while we curate the new Gift Guides you’ll have access to shortly!

xo

Alicia

PS – Don’t forget to leave comments on blog posts to be entered in my monthly giveaway!  Also, get more inspiration on these category pages: Personal StyleInteriorsMy HomeFoodEntertainingTablescapesBeauty and Travel.  You can also see all the shop pages here: StyleHomeTabletopBeauty, and Travel.  Did you know you can also easily shop my Instagram Feed, too?

Photo by Mary Hafner

Thank you to The Container Store for the Gift Wrap.  All selections and opinions are my own.

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