First I needed to spend some time mulling over what to do this year...
Then face the daunting task of going down into the basement and bringing up all of the storage bins.
This is a California basement, not really very big, but a great storage place for out of season holiday decorations. The trouble is they have to be hauled up!
Finally, opening everything up and organizing how I will begin.
I like to mix it up and do some new things every year but there are some old standbys such a Santa theme in the kitchen that I will repeat, for me the holiday wouldn't be as enjoyable with out some of these old friends.
I have decided to use burgundy as my inspiration color in the formal rooms and have taken out of long term storage all of the antique glass ornaments for the living room tree. I want a traditional old fashion Victorian Christmas tree with lots of tinsel.
Now I just need to put on some Christmas music and get busy.