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A Gift to Cherish

I grew up in a close-knit family. I lived in the same home as my mom, dad, and younger sister until I married my husband eleven years ago. Every Mother’s Day, I shop for a special gift to give my mom. Because she’s been battling a difficult illness recently, I want to surprise her with something special this year. A few of her favorite things are purses, blouses, scarves, and necklaces. Therefore, I’m shopping at local, department stores with these items in mind. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of stores to shop for a Mother’s Day gift at. Enjoy!

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May All Your Christmases Be Lite: Christmas Tree Decorating For The Minimalist

If you are committed to living the minimalist lifestyle, this may apply to decor for the holidays as well. The truth is that you do not need a lot of supplies in order to be festive. You can bring out the same moderate height reusable tree each year, instead of having to look for a brand new, large tree every year. Instead of purchasing a lot of ornaments and decorations for Christmas, you can make it festive for you. Here are some minimal Christmas decor ideas that can make your home festive, but still preserve your desire for minimalist living. 

One ornament per family member

The best way to make everyone happy with the Christmas tree is to allow everyone to have one ornament of their choosing. Everyone in the family, from babies to the elder family members should be able to select their own ornament. Remember even after family members have passed on to add their ornament to the tree. This will be a great way to remember the entire family during the holiday season, especially if you choose particularly unique Christmas ornaments that suit each individual.

Go to an origami class

The best types of ornaments are those that are handmade. Being a minimalist means decreasing your items in favor of experiences. Find origami classes or origami tutorials for the entire family to participate in. Everyone can make a different object that they would appreciate, from a reindeer to a candy cane or even a Santa. Allow kids the option of creating their favorite animal or favorite sports item and trying it into Christmas with red, white, and blue glitter or colored paper. The best thing about origami ornaments is that they can be folded and placed into a small bag or tiny clear box during the off-season. 

Get a lasting, designer tree topper

The tree topper is the star of the Christmas ornament show. Allow the entire family to  pick out a tree topper so that everyone is happy with the decision. If you want a topper that will last, go for a designer Christmas ornament topper. Although this is usually in the shape of a star or an angel, it can be something of equal importance to your family, such as a globe or another religious ornament. Be sure that the topper is weighted enough to sit at the top of the tree without being easily blown off, but is light enough to be strapped down to the nearby tree branches and not weigh down the top of the tree.