Sunday, November 7, 2010

Christmas Decor Everywhere!

Unless you live under a rock, you have surely seen the aisles of every store brimming with Christmas decor.  It seems to come earlier every year.  Last year, we went to Walmart on Halloween to get some face makeup to complete Wyatt's costume and all the Halloween stuff had already been moved and replaced with Christmas stuff!  It drives Casey cRaZy!!  He thinks that Christmas decor shouldn't be allowed to be put out until after Thanksgiving. 

I, on the other hand, love seeing all the Christmas decor out!!  This past week I ventured out to Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and JoAnn's (all three stores had Christmas decor on sale).  I've already picked out the wrapping paper I'm planning on using this year, bought lots of scrapbook paper and other cute Christmas decor, and have started planning my baking list.  Here are a few of my finds:

Cute address labels and envelopes.  I'm ordering photo Christmas cards and these envelopes should be the perfect size for them.  These were only $1 a piece!

Here's a close up of the Christmas trees.  Too cute!

Cookie Plate Kit from Wilton.  I bought this cute kit at Michael's and plan to fill it with yummy treats like Peppermint Bark, Pecan Turtles, and Chocolate-dipped Pretzel Rods and deliver to my sweet neighbors.

Jolly Fun Treats Bags from Wilton.  I found these at Michael's too.  Abby and I are going to make gingerbread cookies for her class Christmas party, so these bags will be perfect.

How cute is this advent calendar I found at Hobby Lobby (for 50% off!!)?!  I stick with a traditional red, green, and white color scheme and I have a lot of snowman decor so this will match perfectly. 

You can kinda see the cute little candy cane marker here.  Can't wait for the countdown to start!

An adorable trio of Christmas trees from Hobby Lobby.  I'm planning on putting these on a pretty runner on my dining room table. 

I don't actually start decorating for Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving, but that doesn't stop me from getting things ready!  I'm still searching for our 2010 family ornament.  Tip Junkie has some really cute ideas for homemade ornaments, so I might end up making it instead.

Happy decorating!