Assuming that you celebrate (Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa/Solstice/Festivus/Thank-Og-It’s-Finally-Going-To-Start-Getting-Dark-Later-Fest), what is your holiday decorating style?
I was raised Catholic, celebrating Christmas, and my favored style (assuming that I decorate, which isn’t a given with three cats and a dog) is the style I grew up with, which could be charitably named Mid-Century Suburban, or just old-fashioned.
We always had the big tinsel, full and sparkly. The houses under our tree were the pressed-paper and glitter vintage ones, with bottlebrush trees and a “pond” made by laying a mirror on the glittered cotton snow under the tree, then putting a rectangle of single-layer cotton snow with an oval cut-out over the mirror. (Can you believe I can’t find a pic of that cotton snow online?)
We had the most eclectic mix of christmas tree balls/decorations ever…everything from vintage (we just called them “old”) silvered/painted glass balls to things we kids had made in Cub Scouts that year. Balls, teardrops, popsicle stick sleds, photo ornaments made from wallet-size photos of us inside a tiny plastic cup glued to a cardboard circle and glitter-glued, glitzy hallmark “annual” ornaments (“1983!”), baked craft dough ornaments in the shape of really lumpy angels…you name it, we had it. About all we didn’t have were talking ornaments.
ETA: Dammit! I meant to add a poll to this, but hit Submit by reflex…