Tride and True Touches for Making Your Home Holiday Ready

By Madison Rodriguez

Decorating for the holidays may seem like an easy task to check off your to-do list, but making your home ready for Santa Claus may be more complicated than you originally anticipate.  With so many things to do as the weather gets cooler and the season gets jollier, accessorizing your home may be the last thing on your mind.  If this sounds like you, do not fear!  These simple additions to your home will make decorating for the holidays simple.

 1. Light a Scented Candle- The atmosphere of the holidays would not be complete without the comforting smells of pine trees, baked goods, or even candy canes. It dosen’t matter which holiday scent you prefer, lighting a candle will make you and your family feel like it is that much closer to “the most wonderful time of the year.”

2. Sweet Treats- Arguably, the best thing about the holiday season is all of the wonderful food you can share with your family. If you add a sweet treat in your kitchen for your kin, your home will go from Ebenezer Scrooge’s abode to Santa’s Winter Lodge!  No time to bake?  No problem, just pick up your favorite sweet treat from your local grocery store.  Many store bought goods are made to look and taste home-made.

3. Hang a Wreath- Nothing says winter wonderland like a wreath hanging at on your front door. You can make it as simple as picking one up from your local craft store, or DIY one with your family as a fun holiday activity.  Whichever method you choose, a wreath is a great way to decorate your home for the yuletide season.

5. Merry and Bright- Many people hang lights on the outside of their house for the winter, but not many think to hang fairy lights inside their homes. This quick and simple addition to any room in your house will allow the holiday season to truly shine!

These aren’t really new ideas—but, the ones that have stood the test of time and that we all expect as we enter the holiday season.  Incorporating these simple items into your home for Christmas will make it feel like you are in the North Pole instead of Lubbock, Texas!