We are probably the only house in our area which doesn’t have Christmas decor outside. You’re probably thinking “Hey, I thought she was OC” but my husband prefers home decor that has a clear link (sorry, marketing phrasing here) to who we are. This includes Christmas. Well, the marketing person in me liked the idea so we decided to really choose decor that represent our personalities (geez, even for decor!). We don’t use flowers and glittery balls (there’s nothing wrong with that though!!). Our Christmas lights are very minimal because I’m paranoid about fires.
So we decided to decorate our house slowly, buying playful decor or something that has some fun connection to us. Our tree still doesn’t look full but we love it. It’s fun. We feel it will really bring back memories when DD grows up (like how we become nostalgic now about RPN9 Christmas shows).
The middle part of our tree is dedicated to Toy Story. These are toys we got from those token machines in Toy Kingdom where you pay P150 to get a random toy. DH was lucky. He got 6 different Toy Story characters. We also have a few Starbucks decor on the sides.
Another section is dedicated to Star Wars – Han Solo, Yoda, C-3PO, R2D2, Boba Fett, a Storm Trooper, Chewbacca and Darth Vader (the latter 2 are there somewhere, camouflaged by the dark). There are a few more Starbucks decor which we bought last year. I don’t think these are available this year.
Speaking of RPN 9 Christmas shows, The top part of the tree has the characters from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – the stop-motion animation movie, which we loved as kids. Anna, the owner of My Masterpiece (DD’s amazing creative school) gifted us with a DVD 2 years back and DD just started to enjoy it. Here you can see Hermie, the elf who wants to be a dentist, Frosty the Snowman is towards the back, the Abominable Snowmonster, Santa and Rudolph.
Even the belen we chose is very cartoon-like. This photo is taken by DD herself.
However, it’s also hard to have toys as decor because DD wants to pluck them out and play with them. She already broke the angel in the belen.
The aim is to keep adding to the decor with more things we like — maybe from our travels (cute key chains?), more “classic” movies (Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings) and DD’s favorite toys (like strawberry shortcake but right now, she probably won’t want to see her strung up on the tree).
Now, to find outdoor toys to decorate the outside … and hopefully not so expensive because they might get stolen.