It’s safe to say that I have a lot of Christmas decor. The photo in this post is from Christmas 2016 – I know I’ve added at least one more box to my collection since then! Knowing that there are at least seven bins of holiday decor in our storage room and remembering how much I loved the way everything came together last year, I decided to give myself a challenge!
This Christmas I’m challenging myself to not purchase any holiday decor.
Honestly, I’d planned to do this with my fall decor…but then Dollar Tree started putting out their cute pumpkins in July and I totally abandoned that plan. I knew I would have to start early this time!
Why am I doing this? I don’t think there’s anything wrong with amassing large quantities of holiday decor (reference the picture above 🙂 ). Over the past decade I’ve collected so many lovely pieces that I don’t need anything. This year I really want to challenge myself to use what I have.
Being one who enjoys watching shopping hauls, it’s easy to get sucked into buying little pieces here and there. I don’t have to buy things just because they are cute or even because they are a good deal.
Why am I blogging about this? To keep myself accountable! I know I’ll be much more likely to stick to my commitment if I’ve shared it with you. If you would like to join me in this challenge, I’m happy to have your company!
Are there any exceptions to this challenge? Yes. Here are my three exceptions:
- I will allow myself to replace Christmas lights that have gone bad since last year, if needed.
- I will allow myself to purchase florals or ribbon to make a new wreath for my front door – I’ve used the same one for several years and it’s looking sad.
- The rule ends at midnight on Christmas – when the after-Christmas clearance sales begin!
Now you know…so if you see me in Dollar Tree you are welcome to ask me what’s in my cart! 🙂
I will definitely share my experience and anything that I learn through this challenge. If you want to join me, leave a comment below and we can keep each other accountable!