Updated: Jan 18
The holidays are here! This year's Christmas cheer rings louder than ever. As we take this time to meditate on our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, we can also evoke Christmas charm within our homes.
Start by adding Christmas touches to the exterior, such as a Christmas wreath, decorative garland, and string lights.
On the interior, begin with the Christmas tree; place it in the most central place in your house. The living room typically meets the criteria. Once the Christmas tree is decorated, dress the fireplace mantel with your choice of faux foliage such as holly, spruce, and berry branches. Add stringed lights, ribbons, bows, stockings, and or pillar candles. The options are endless.
No fireplace? Hang stockings on a stocking holder and place Christmas decor and ornaments on coffee tables, bookcases, cabinet knobs, and stair rails.
Adorn the living room by replacing throw pillows and blankets with Christmas pillows and thick throws in deep reds, greens, and cream. In bathrooms, add festive holiday bath towels and scented candles. Add adorable mini wreaths and ribbons to kitchen cabinets. In bedrooms, swap your everyday linens with a plaid quilt and Christmas-themed throw pillows; layer to add interest and dimension.
Fill your home with fragrances of the season with scented candles and Christmas diffuser blends. Aim for seasonal scents such as pine, cranberry, spruce, gingerbread, fir, and cinnamon. Young Living's essential oil blend Christmas Spirit has a cheerful aroma reminiscent of the holidays.
As we snuggle around the fireplace and entertain family and friends for Christmas in our freshly decorated home, let's not forget the true meaning of this precious holiday, the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. God became flesh and made his dwelling among us. Not for His own pleasure but to lay down His life as the ultimate sacrifice to restore our relationship with Him. He took the chastisement for our peace. For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
Inspirational Gem: Isaiah 9: 6-7 ( NKJV) For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice. From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.