Have you started? Finished? We’re running a bit behind this year, but hopefully we’ll get the tree and some decorations up  by this weekend. Keeping it simple, I will most likely leave a couple bins in the basement, knowing that what goes up must come down.
Here are a few shortcuts I’m taking this year….
Only put out special decorations – here are a couple pics from last year that I’m re-creating this year
This is a bit of my Spode collection that I display in the kitchen window sill.
I love snow globes, so those will definitely be back out on this ledge.
Decide now what decorations can go to a friend, Goodwill, garage sale stash – don’t put them back into storage after this year.

Do a couple special kid projects that are simple – a gingerbread house (the kind you buy), make a couple ornaments – I love these:

Make a garland – here are some ideas that I’m loving from Pinterest:

So how about you? Any decorating shortcuts you’d like to share in the comments?