Each year as the holiday season rolls in, don’t we all feel that nostalgic yearning for the holidays of our childhood? If you want to bring it back through decorating, here are 5 ways you can create a vintage look for the holidays.
Display cartoon standees garbed in holiday attire.
If you loved sitting in front of the television, watching your favorite cartoon characters go on their holiday adventures, bring them back to enjoy the holiday with you in a 2D way. Populate your yard with these fun, beloved characters but don’t forget to bathe them in appropriate lights so they won’t end up looking creepy at night.
Put snow globes as centerpieces.
This applies to indoor and outdoor setups. Snow globes bring back the wonder and excitement of the holidays, often featuring an idyllic snowy scene. It’s also an interactive design element that lets us pause for a moment to watch the snow gently float and descend upon the scene.
Orchestrate a nativity scene.
The most classic holiday decoration there is, fill a nativity scene not only with baby Jesus, Joseph, and Mary but also with their dotting animal companions, angels, and the bright star. Pallets and hays can complete the scene to make it warm and inviting.
Decorate with beloved childhood toys and games.
From trains running tracks peddling small gifts to vintage boxes of your favorite tabletop games as a kid, these items surely bring back a lot of childhood memories. Your tabletop games can also be given as gifts to the little ones, making a new generation discover, explore, and enjoy your beloved games once again.
Play old-fashioned songs as you decorate.
Put yourself in a cheerful holiday mood by playing the holiday songs popular when you were a kid. This might juggle your memory a bit and make you remember a decorative detail from your childhood you might have forgotten.
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