Enter this Holiday Decorating Contest & Make Some Coin on Those Skillz

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This post is part of my ongoing collaboration with Kmart. – Anna

I’ve really been enjoying the Christmas season this year despite it being unseasonably warm this year here in Denver.  So, I’ve been staying up late at night  to put on Christmas music, bake, and pretend its snowing outside. Baked goods are such an inexpensive little gift to give so I’m planning on giving the goodies to neighbors and friends. I’ll put a few treats in a plastic baggie, tie some yarn around the top, print out some holiday tags, write a little note, and call it good.

Last year Baby Henry was just about 2 months around this time but this year he’s old enough to really enjoy all the lights and wrapping paper. We’ve kept our decorations pretty simple because we knew his crabby little baby hands would have a hard time resisting low ornaments on a tree so we went with a sweet, mini tabletop tree, wrapped a bunch of colorful lights around it, and filled it up with all of our “vintage” macaroni and toilet paper roll ornaments from me and Aaron’s childhoods.

Decorating for the holidays is a tradition like none other—from decking the halls to trimming the tree—every family has its own unique way of getting their home ready for the season.

A survey was recently conducted that found… 

  • 1 in 4 Americans will begin to deck the halls one month before the holiday.
  • 41 percent of Americans defined their signature design as “classic,” followed by “colorful” (37 percent) and “vintage” (12 percent).
  • More than half (58 percent) of participants felt the most essential decoration for the holidays was the Christmas tree.
  • Nearly 25 percent of Americans choose decorating as their favorite holiday activity, with listening to Christmas music and shopping as other favorites.

From now until 12/26, visit the Best Dressed Home Sweeps to answer the poll questions and upload a photo of your home decked out for the holidays for a chance to win.

60 people will instantly win $50 in Shop Your Way points (you can enter daily) and 1 grand prize winner will win 1 million Shop Your Way points


What are your favorite ways to decorate for the holidays?

P.S. Cheap holiday decorations that are begging to be made.


This is a sponsored post, but, as always, my opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help to make this site possible! xo, Anna

photograph by David Dawson
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  1. Mrs. Frugalwoods

    We love decorating for Christmas, but we keep it super frugal by using the same decor every year. Our tree and garlands/boughs are artificial, which is vastly cheaper over time. And, we have quite a few hand-me-downs from our families that are fun (and free!) to incorporate. I love that you can celebrate the holidays without spending much money!


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