Do you do projects for your home that are so simple you find yourself wondering if they are truly “blog worthy”?
You know what I’m talking about right?
Projects like..oh..I don’t know…tracing words onto pieces of ribbon with a sharpie and then sticking them on your tree.
These projects don’t require a lot of supplies or a tutorial. And this can make you question whether or not to even share them because of their simplicity.
But, then you wonder if maybe others would welcome a little simplicity.
And maybe even a little “Faith, Hope, Peace and Love” being added to their Christmas tree.
The tree we chose this year is a little more rotund then ones from years past. And as I started decorating it, I realized that it would need more help then my ornament collection could provide. Even if I used the ornaments usually reserved for the back of the tree it wasn’t going to cut it. We all have those ornaments don’t we? Those ones that we can’t bring ourselves to get rid of but aren’t quite “front of tree” worthy. (Don’t worry, the paper angels and other creations from my kiddos are proudly displayed on another tree in our home!)
I remembered I had ribbon left over from my mantel and banister (which you can see in our Holiday House Tour) and thought my rotund tree would benefit from the soft creamy ribbon being added to it. An item from Pottery Barn which is no longer available was my inspiration for this project.
Can you see why I wondered if it would be “blog-worthy”? It’s beyond simple.
But, I’ll tell you something.
Seeing those words splashed all across my rotund tree has given me great pleasure. Probably more than any other decor I’ve added to my home this season.
I’ve found myself pausing and staring at these banners throughout the day.
Reflecting on the meanings of each word.
Remembering what “it” is all about.
This led me to realize that I could do something that might possibly be even less “blog-worthy”. Oh yes.
While there are tons of ideas for displaying the holiday cards you receive, I’m doing something radical.
I’m putting our cards in a tray on our kitchen table.
I know CA-RAZY, huh?
Want to know why I did this? Well, each night at dinner we pull out a different card from the stack.
And then, before we eat, we pray for that person…or that family.
It is one more simple way to remind us of how blessed we are to have all of these amazing people in our lives.
And I think that just might make it blog-worthy…don’t you?
P.S. The Ribbon Banner Ornaments shown in these photos were “staged” and aren’t actually all bunched together on my tree like that. Just in case you were wondering!
One more thing…
The winner of the $50 Credit Givewaway to LaRae Boutique is
Pam Ballard! Congratulations Pam!
We’ll be in contact to get you your prize.
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