There are certain classic elements of a Christmas season well-spent that seem to create that warm, cozy Christmas experience for us all, no matter who we are, or where we’re from. I’m calling these my Christmas basics: Simple Christmas components that everyone should know how to bring to life when the Christmas spirit compels you! 🙂
There are certain simple, old-fashioned elements of a classic Christmas that just seem to have a universal appeal. Things that just seem to fit in nicely for a perfect Christmas season no matter who you are or where you’re from. These are the kinds of Christmas basics that you read about in Christmas stories as a kid, and see families enjoying in the Holiday movies that you watch every year where people just seem to be able to pull together the perfect old-fashioned Christmas celebration as if it’s second nature.
It’s been interesting to me to learn over the years that these things don’t just come naturally to all of us when Christmas season rolls around. We don’t just automatically know how to do these things. We actually have to learn them. 🙂 I love when I share a fun little tip for one of these Christmas basics and I get a note from a reader telling me that they’ve been meaning to learn how to do just that for years, but never got around to it until I finally popped up on their screen and showed them how I learned to do it too!
I thought I’d put together a little compilation today of some of these classic Christmas projects so we can all add one or two more of these good old-fashioned Christmassy things to our bag of tricks for this year.
Christmas Basics That Everyone Should Know How to Make
I love that all of these projects are so simple and inexpensive and yet are the kinds of things that really make the best memories.
Classic Ideas for Decking the Halls
Christmas Kitchen Basics
Some of these are great for homemade gift ideas as well!
I definitely have quite a few more of these Christmas basics that are on my list of things I’d like to learn to incorporate into our yearly holiday traditions so I’m hoping I’ll be able to update this list and add to it next year!
Do you have any traditional, old-fashioned Christmas projects that you do every year at your house? Let me know so I can add them to my list!
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.