I wrote this post the other day about the holidays and how I’m trying not to be a baby Scrinch this year and be stressed out about making things “Perfect”.
A really sweet reader friend commented that what she liked best about the post was that it had one or two “specifics on how to make shortcuts feel like enough. Because they are, if we let them be.”
I love this and it is so true! Shortcuts can absolutely be enough if we let them be. Much better than being overwhelmed and doing nothing, right?
So with that in mind I thought I’d share one of my favorite holiday decorating shortcuts.
- Purchase a poinsettia – any color you like.
Collect 5-6 of your favorite small vases and/or small bowls.
Cut poinsettia flowers the right length for the containers you have. (Apparently the blooms will last longer if you sear the cut end over a candle, however, then it becomes less of a shortcut so I just stick them in the water – no searing.)
Put them around your house in any spot that could use a little holiday cheer.
Of course you can make these more elaborate if you’d like:
Simple or elaborate, either way, it’s an affordable and really easy way to deck the halls. A beautiful shortcut. Because shortcuts are ok!