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Well I tried. I tried to wait until October for this post but my excitement for all things Christmas was just too strong this year! (If you’re new here.. Hi! My name is Erin and Christmas is my favorite. :) I love fall too! But I’ve learned over the years that if I want to enjoy my favorite time of year I have to be organized and start planning for it early. I can do this and enjoy all things pumpkin spice at the same time.
I’m tricky like that. ;)
Years ago I designed this holiday planner to help all of us stay organized during the busiest season of the year. A little planning ahead makes a huge difference! I find that my brain is all over the place once October hits so having one spot where I can keep all of my lists – party plans, decor plans, meal plans, gift ideas, calendars, to-do lists, etc. is so helpful. Download the entire planner or just print the pages that are helpful to you! (I added a meal planning page for Thanksgiving this year after so many of you requested it!). You can download my holiday planner HERE by joining my e-mail list. If you’re already on my list just enter your information again (it won’t add you twice) and you’ll get instant access to my printable library.
YEA for us getting a jump start on holiday planning! In other fun holiday news, most of my favorite Christmas decor is back in stock! A lot of it sells out so quickly (some by early/mid October!) so hopefully this will give you some decorating ideas and time to plan. Some items are already backordered so I’m clearly not the only person thinking ahead when it comes to the holidays!
Last year I went pretty neutral with my family room Christmas tree and loved it so much. This leafy glam garland is stunning! The gold beads and stars are also favorites I’ll use again this year.
These ornaments sold out so quickly last year! They are a little pricey so I just sprinkled a handful of them on my tree. Another idea is buying just one box and setting them in a bowl on your coffee table.
This was my family room tree the year before all decked in red beads and gold. I like to keep my trees simple and let the tree itself shine! This Norway faux spruce is beyond beautiful in person and so easy to set up! I can do it myself in no time.
I’ll confess.. I own a lot of Christmas pillows. :) But these are the holiday pillows that have stood the test of time and that I pull out year after year. LOVE every one of these and I can’t wait to have them on my couches again!
Love the whole merry collection!
My faux cedar garland is one item that comes in stock and flies right back out! I’m so excited because this year they have it in 3 sizes (6 ft/9 ft/15 ft) and they even have a snowy version. So beautiful! I ordered a couple of the snowy garlands to check out and will share a pic when they come in. It’s already backordered so don’t wait if you want it! This garland is so realistic and easy to work with when you’re styling spaces. I couldn’t love it more!
This beautiful Amazon ribbon was another favorite I used a lot last year that sold out quickly.
Sometimes I mix my cedar garland with this pretty eucalyptus garland and love the look so much! Just twist the two together and use command hooks to hang them.
My pretty lanterns are on sale! This is a not so great phone pic, but it shows the sizes of candles I use. I’ve had these for years and never take them down! We love the candlelight that clicks on every evening.
A few other fun options I’ve seen on-line for faux greenery!
I ordered some of the Norfolk branches and garland to try this year too.
These reindeer were another hot item last year that sold out before Halloween! Put them on a console or coffee table, a mantel, a shelf.. they look so good everywhere and add instant character. They actually come in so many fun versions.. candle holders and tiny reindeer card holders for your table. You can check out options here.
More PB favorites you’ve seen in my home!
I love their holiday sheets too. :)
Can’t wait to have this scene (or something similar) going on in my kitchen window this year! These birch trees are another holiday favorite that I love and use time and time again. They are so beautiful lit up at night!
Another favorite I used a lot last year were these cute Merry Christmas banners. You can find them at Mcgee & Co for $40 but they also have the exact same banners on Amazon for just $27! I put them on one of my trees and hung them in spots like my front door and entry.
A few more Amazon holiday favorites that will sell out quickly!
These little trees are too cute! They light up so pretty and the branches feel so soft and realistic. Anthro has so many cute Christmas items this year. Below are my favorites so far! You’ll see some of them popping up in my house this holiday season. :)
Mcgee & Co has beautiful holiday decor too.. I rounded up favorites below! The trees and beaded garlands are items that I know I’ll use over and over for years.
These cute little faux juniper wreaths are perfect to put on the backs of chairs! I love putting ribbon on them and adding them to my shelves too.
Beautiful wreaths and garlands! House of Jade has some cute items too so I shared favorites below.
How can you not just LOVE holiday decor!? Too much fun. Did you see anything you’re excited about this year!? I hope that gave you all some ideas and helps with planning ahead!
Now back to all things pumpkin spice. :)