Christmas home decor tips | Coastal Decorating

The best part of holiday decorating is unpacking the memories of holidays past. 

A whiff of nostalgia accompanies each box of Christmas decorations retrieved from the attic as the collective memories of years past wash over me like the scent of fresh-cut pine needles and hot apple cider. Being reunited with tree decorations, nutcrackers, reindeer and the like is like greeting old friends at the door after an extended absence.

What is your favorite part of holiday decorating?

Jeanette and Ryan Turk

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When I ask my husband Ryan, his response is immediate and definite: “nativity scene.” My mum knitted him a nativity scene years ago that he proudly displays each year because it reminds him of her and the many Christmases spent at his grandmother’s house in rural Arkansas.