Christmas plans are well underway at my house! My son is 3 and he's a large fan of the Grinch. He watches it the whole year through. I'm not sure he totally understands that it's even about Christmas, to be honest, but he loves it, none the less. He sings the songs... recites the words.... etc.
This year will be the first year that he "gets" Santa Claus and the tree and all that jazz. And this year will be the first year that we'll begin new traditions because there are always NEW traditions when you bring a child into the mix. I mean, my husband and I weren't laying out cookies for Santa before our son came along, right? LOL
So this year, I've decided to Grinch up our Christmas and decorate in a Whoville theme. I'll be posting some of the preparations here partly for my own memory, but also to serve as inspiration for others looking for something different to do this Christmas. And PLEASE, I encourage you, if you have had a Whoville or Grinch themed event in the past and have ideas or pictures, please leave comments with links. I'd love to not only see them, but use them here for inspiration. :)
Let's get started with a few things....
I found an amazing tall, narrow, swirled green tinsel tree at Goodwill the other day. Not only perfect for Whoville, but HALF OFF! This will be the primary Whoville tree. I need to pop the thing up and take a picture so you can see it.
First question my husband asked, "will we still put up our traditional tree?"
Yes. It would be a fire hazard to put lights on the tinsel tree and I HAVE to have a lighted tree at Christmas, so yes, we will still have our traditional tree. We'll have a few trees up this year. [shuffle]
I know several of you probably put more than one up at your house, right? RIGHT? LOL
So I've been stockpiling items in Whoville colors which are also the very trendy modern Christmas colors as well. At the Dollar Store, I almost shrieked in delight when I saw these.
Perfect, right? Can you believe it? These are about 10 inches tall and one dollar each! In stores, these are at least $10 each. I may be going back for more. :)
They go perfectly with this holiday fabric by one of my favorite fabric designers, Michael Miller. I plan to incorporate it somewhere.
Which also goes with this 24 inch tabletop tinsel tree that I have. It's more lime colored in person.
I'll be posting several things between now and Christmas about how this comes together. And a few Goodwill transformations like this. I bought this Hickory Farms cheese plate/dome for $2.
I'll be painting it and covering up the farm scene with holiday themed paper or fabric. This thing is small. Maybe 8 inches in diameter. And I have the perfect use for it! We'll be using this to hold our cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve.
So stay tuned.... I'll be posting decorations either new or transformed into a second life! And again, I'd love to hear your suggestions!