We pulled down our Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving this year since we knew things would get hectic with travel. Because of how early we put things together, I kept saying 'I'll finish it later.' Needless to say, it's now December 15th and I didn't finish. It's not going to happen this year.
Case in point:
(we never plugged the mantle lights behind the TV)
We're okay with it that way... our only guests have been my father-in-law and my parents.
Close-up of a few random ornaments in a box:
This is our first year not having a real tree. We knew having a ten-month old meant more pine needles to clean up so we bought a pre lit fake tree on sale after Christmas last year. I. love. it. Why haven't we done this before now?! It's amazing. I do miss going to the tree farms, but I feel like this is a much more eco-friendly option and it's so much easier to keep the floors clean!
More miscellaneous ornaments scattered.
Our favorite Christmas display:
(Our Pinterest inspired photo-with-lights didn't go quite as planned... :))