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Christmas is hands down my favorite holiday.  It’s the big grand finale celebration of the year…the other holidays scattered throughout the year just serve as dress rehearsals for the big show in December.

The season is full of happy music, bright lights, delicious treats, and general merriment.  But it is also a season filled with busy schedules, crowded stores, high expectations, and extra stress.  Through a process of trial and error over the years, I’ve discovered some tips and tricks that have helped me to simplify and survive the season, with my sanity relatively in tact.

Today I’m going to share with you a quick, easy and inexpensive christmas wrapped pics 1decorating tip.  It’s one I happened upon in the early years of my marriage, when money was tight and we had very few decorations.  It’s a decorating trick I stumbled upon  out of desperation, but have ended up doing it every year because we love how festive it makes our house feel.

I call it…

Decking the Walls


Well, it’s as easy as it looks. All you need is…

*few rolls of coordinating Christmas wrapping paper

*some matching bows (the large ones work better on bigger pictures)

*scissors and tape

Then all you do is take the pictures off the wall, wrap as if you were wrapping a regular present, leaving the back side of the picture unwrapped. Attach a bow and re-hang on the wall.

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“Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given–when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.”
~ Joan Winmill Brown, American author and editor.

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Do you have  a decorating tip you’d like to share? Just send it to and we’ll add it to our Guest post on Friday…Craft Down to Christmas. (Please include directions and photo.)

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