I grew up in a home that, like many American families, always decorated the entire house for Christmas. There were Christmas tree hand towels in the guest bathroom, gingerbread man oven mitts in the kitchen, garland along the staircase banister and lights hung on every edge of the roof. Well, now that I have my own little home, I have to start collecting the Christmas decorations that will adorn our living room, kitchen, bathroom, etc. for years to come!
I inherited several decorations from my grandmother (which I cherish because of all of the fond memories of Christmas time at her house) and began putting them up at my apartment in college. Unfortunately, that box didn't make it when we moved up to Illinois, so we had to pretty much start from scratch. This is where the crafts come in!