How to Decorate for the Holidays-Christ Centered Focus
Keep Christ in your Holiday Decorations
As temperatures start cooling and we all collectively pull out our folded up sweaters and think of new ways to use pumpkin in everyday cooking, it might also be time to start thinking about decorating our homes for the holidays. With the holiday rush always coming in fast, you’ll want to start getting your decorating ready early on. Then you can focus on enjoying your space (and checking off your Christmas shopping list).
With so many decorations available and Pinterest boards devoted to magazine-worthy displays, it can be easy to get caught up in the aesthetics of holiday decorating. Intertwine your lights and garland strands with reminders of Christ to make your holiday decorations another reminder of your faith and stay grounded in what truly matters this season. Fine art, cozy throws, and so much more.
Here are just a few ways and product ideas to keep Christ at the center of your holiday decorations.
Hang up Fine Art
Decorate your walls and bookshelves with art that speaks of Christ. Fine art can be expensive, so if you’re looking for holiday specific decorating, try going with a print that you can easily switch out as the season ends.
A reverent and serene depiction of The Holy Family at the birth of The Savior, this lovely image sets the perfect tone for your holiday decorations. LDS artist J. Kirk Richards masterfully conveys the spirit of the season in this stunning Christmas artwork.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. – Luke 2:11
Mother and Child Silver
A tender moment between mother and child, popular LDS artist J. Kirk Richards captures the beauty of the first moments of The Savior’s mortal life. The focus on Mary and Jesus highlights an intimate moment of The Nativity scene. This stunning picture will look beautiful amongst your Christmas decorations and help you focus on Christ throughout the holiday season.
Holy Family, Kate Lee
"Jesus Christ is the LIGHT that dispels fear, provides assurance and direction, and engenders enduring PEACE and JOY.” -Elder David A. Bednar
“I will never get over what this moment in time means for every one of us. Because of Christ, our lives are made whole. I am Forever Grateful for our Friend, our Brother, Our Savior Jesus Christ.” -Kate Lee
Bestselling LDS artist Kate Lee uses minimal brush strokes to convey so much feeling. This rendition of the HOly Family is a joyful painting of Mary and Joseph admiring the new baby Jesus. It will bring a smile to your face when you see it on your walls as a part of your Christ-focused holiday decorating this year.
Create Cozy Spaces
Calm and Bright Throw Blanket
Though it’s perfect for Christmas time, you’ll be tempted to leave our Calm + Bright out throw all year long. This bright blanket will infuse holiday cheer all throughout your home. Create a cozy corner with this cheerful reminder of the reason for the season. The colors, the text, the knit – nearing perfection.
Red Stitch Pillow
The bright red blanket stitch is the showstopper on this linen throw pillow. The delicate stitching is truly jaw dropping, but the neutral linen fabric make it versatile for any color scheme or any space. A subtle way to add some holiday color into your Christmas decorating while creating a comfortable space to relax or spend time with family.
Embrace Simple Touches
Love Hope Light Bowl Set
These gorgeous nesting bowls will look right at home on your holiday kitchen countertops. You’ll appreciate the warm wood finish contrasted with the sleek, white enamel interior. Even more, you’ll love the subtle, simple reminder of why we celebrate this season of giving— HOPE, LIGHT, LOVE.
Kitchen Towel Set Peace
If your house is anything like ours, all the action is in the kitchen. This Peace towel set is sure to help clean counters and sticky fingers while adding holiday cheer to your space and reminding your family of the peace that comes with The Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Wise Men Still Seek Him
They came from afar and followed the star and wise men still seek him. Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas by welcoming your guests with this clever, natural fiber doormat. Woven from the durable and rugged natural fibers found in coconut husks, our coir doormat easily absorbs moisture and cleans dirt from shoes.