Thank goodness for the evergreen shrubbery in our garden. Not only do I use it during the holiday season, but throughout the year I go outside and take a snip here or there and bring it inside just to add some life to our home. The holidays really shouldn't make us all crazy running around decorating like mad people, throwing elbows at Micheal's and trying to be the first one in the door on Black Friday. My goal is to do the simple things that I always do, and have time to spend with family. That's it.
Keeping decorations simple allows me to spend time doing more important things. Making my own wreaths actually simplifies the holidays for me, and it doesn't take that much time.
Magnolia in the urns, three minutes.
The wreath on the door, 30 minutes.
I love a natural Christmas.