Last week the Christmas lights switched on in downtown London and it is all things Chris Kringle for the next two months. Even for the UK this is a bit early but with COVID and the darkness, people need something to look forward to from November 1st, especially as Thanksgiving is not a holiday here. In fact, the last public holiday we had was in August and the next will be December 25th so here we go Christmas!
In terms of Christmas decorations for our flat Mark and I are working on logistics for a real tree (we can not determine with this second London Lockdown if the sidewalk tree pop ups will be there or if the hardware stores will be able to get them in stock), however, there are actually a number of delivery options. I have learned that if you pick out a good tree and take care of it they should last six weeks and this Friday is six weeks until Christmas!
And speaking of six weeks here are the six things I still have on my festive shopping list: doormats, holiday wreaths, tree skirt, ornaments, outdoor lights, and stockings. That is not to say we have the other items sorted – I still have no idea where we are going to get our tree – but when we do figure it out we will have all of the necessary trimmings ready to go – from soft white lights to dozens of shatterproof Christmas Ornaments (and I still think it is so weird that the Brits call them baubles). Here are my top picks:
So many cute ideas but it is unfortunate how many of these are not able to be shipped to the United Kingdom or are on backorder for a number of weeks. Besides the dozens of cute options listed above I did want to give honorable mentions to Handmade Artificial Hydrangea Christmas Wreath and this Buffalo Plaid Rustic Wreath such a gorgeous place.
What are your favorite Christmas Decorations?