I finally managed to add some Christmas to our house. . .
Since our mantle is pretty shallow, which makes it hard to decorate, I kept things simple. I started with some pre-lit garland and added some clippings from a holly bush and an evergreen tree.
For height, I added some moss balls on top of some silver candlesticks.
(As you can see, the stockings don’t come out until Christmas Eve. Too many little hands pulling them down. . . )
Other small holiday touches. . . .
I gave my kids free reign over the tree decorating. When I didn’t get all of the ornaments out as soon as they wanted them, they got construction paper and scissors and made their own. I kind of love it.