5 Ideas to Make Christmas Decorating Easy and Meaningful

by | Dec 1, 2020 | Christmas | 12 comments

My living room looked like a tissue bomb exploded when we began unwrapping crates of ornaments. I love Christmas, but the decorating process can be overwhelming. My friend Tara Furman just released a new book with our mutual friend Lisa Grimes. I asked them to share some tips with you to tickle your creativity and help you enjoy preparing your home for this most wonderful time of the year.

Here’s Tara… 

I am grateful the Christmas season is upon us. It’s been a roller coaster of a year and I’m ready to focus on the One whom one day, “the government will be on His shoulders. He is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6 emphasis added.)

As we decorate our homes in honor of Jesus, below are a few simple ideas my friend and award winning decorator, Lisa T. Grimes shares in 25 Days of Christmas for Your Heart and Home. They are sure to make your home a little cozier and easy for you!

As we #decorate our homes in honor of Jesus, here are a few simple ideas from 25 Days of Christmas for Your Heart and Home for you to try this #Christmas. @KnowingGodTara Share on X

5 Easy Christmas Decorating Ideas

Idea #1: Create a Festive Tabletop

For a simple tabletop decoration, wrap a few small boxes in brightly decorated colored papers with pretty bows and set them on your table. They can be lined up in a row or whimsically scattered around.

Bonus: These cute little boxes can serve double duty if you wrap a few gifts early and hide the name tags underneath.

Idea #2: Use Ornaments and Ribbon Artistically

Say “Merry Christmas” by sprucing up a corner: tie a bow with glittery or sheer ribbon on an ornament or two and place them on a shelf or coffee table. Leave some ribbon dangling that can rest on the table. You can also put them on a plate or in a small bowl. You can scatter multiple ornaments with ribbons and candles and create a pretty tabletop too.

Dangle an ornament – or three or five – from the top of a mirror or the bottom of the light fixture hanging above your table. Using an odd number of ornaments – or snowflakes – looks best. Stagger them so they’re not all the same height.

Idea #3: Showcase Nativity Scenes

I love to collect small nativity scenes when we travel, so I try to place one in each room. Each year we place a nativity scene under our Christmas tree so it’s right in the center of our gifts as a reminder of the real reason for the season.

Idea #4: Decorate with a Celebratory Word

Pick a favorite word like “joy” and splash it all around. Write it on a chalkboard or an ornament, or paint it on a piece of wood. The ornament itself can even be your word. You can display Christmas cards that have your word on them too.

Idea #5: Use Lots of Candy Canes

Candy canes are a favorite decorating item at Christmas time. Edible, plastic or glass candy canes can easily be hung on the edge of tree branches. They can be glued around the outside of a vase or jar to make a festive flower container – with the hook facing out. Or they can simply fill a bowl or glass by themselves or along with some red ribbon.

May your home be a warm embrace to all who enter!

Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” – Norman Vincent Peale

For more decorating ideas, delicious recipes, and Christmas devotions, grab a copy of 25 Days of Christmas for your Heart and Home!

Tara Furman is the Founder and President of Knowing God Ministries. For over a decade, she has been a sought after speaker to women’s groups across all ages and denominations. Tara has written and self-published several prayer journals, Bible studies, and books including Knowing God and Created for Purpose.

Tara believes knowing God in the messiness and difficulties of everyday will forever change a woman’s life. It certainly changed her life!

Lisa T. Grimes is a Managing Director of Habergeon LLC and co-author of Remember Who YOU Are. She serves on the Boards of Lighthouse Ministries and Knowing God Ministries. She lives with her husband in Cary, NC.

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  1. Linda Stoll

    Debbie, hi! For sure, some of the most beautiful vignettes we create are the simplest ones. I’m not even going near the 4 big bins of Christmas stuff this year except to grab just a few things.

    Lights. Red berries. A very small tree.

    Bliss …

    • Debbie Wilson

      Linda, enjoy!

  2. Ann J Musico

    These are wonderful ways to honor Jesus and make our homes more joyful this Christmas season. For a quick minute I almost considered not decorating since 2 or my 3 children and their children will not be visiting. But then I knew I wanted to honor Jesus Christ so we did put our tree up and set up the nativity. Everytime I put the lights on – it brings me joy and I pray it honors my wonderful Lord.

    • Debbie Wilson

      Ann, I love that you did it to honor the Lord. What a great way to look at this, because it does take time and energy. When I turn on the lights, it makes me happy inside too.

  3. Melissa Henderson

    I love Christmas decorations! 🙂 Each year, my husband and I place the decorations in a different place. We are truly children at heart.

    • Debbie Wilson

      I move ours around too, Melissa. I love Christmas. It brings out childhood joy in me.

  4. J.D. Wininger

    Wonderful ideas; even for a grizzled old farmer like me. 🙂 God’s blessings ladies and Merry CHRISTmas!

    • Debbie Wilson

      J.D. I liked thinking about which word I’d want to splash everywhere. I think “Mighty God” would be good.

  5. Stephanie Laughter Sudano

    love this!

    • Debbie Wilson

      I’m so glad! Thanks, Stephanie.

  6. Connie O'Neil

    I love the idea of the Nativity Scenes everywhere! Helps everyone to remember the
    real reason for the Season.


    • Debbie Wilson

      I like that idea too, Connie. Thanks so much for reading.

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