Welcome to the Sunday edition of On Sutton Place…I am so glad you’re here. OK…I may be kidding just a bit about the “best Christmas ever” part, but I’m not kidding about the amount of inspiration included in this post. I’ve got more than four years worth of holiday decor, crafts, recipes, printables and more. It’s all organized into categories with easy links to each project. If you are new here, I hope this makes it easier to find what you need. If you are a regular, you just may find something you forgot about. Either way, let’s take a look. Just a reminder: all the images are clickable and yellow text (red on mobile) is a clickable link.
One of the things I like most about doing posts like this is going back and seeing how my photography has evolved. Even though some of the photos make me cringe a little, seeing them makes me glad that my photography (and editing) skills have improved. I wrote a post on this almost two years ago and in it I shared how difficult it has been. If you wander through the posts from Christmases past, you’ll see what I mean. Just click the images below to take a trip down memory lane.
No time is it more fun to plan a crafting session than at Christmas. All of the posts in this section are easy and can be done quickly. This category is near and dear to my heart. Back in November of 2012, one afternoon on a whim, I wrote a post with directions on how to make a perfect bow. (Talk about photos that make me cringe!) That little craft post has been the biggest blessing of my career as a blogger. It always, without fail, is in my top three most-visited posts…and usually is in the top slot. I have updated the pinnable images, but not the images in the tutorial. It’s given me so much that I can’t bring myself to change it. So if you take a look, you are seeing the real deal.
We all have our own gift-giving style…but no matter what that style is, giving something handmade or homemade is always a good choice. I usually give gifts from my kitchen, but in this category I’ve included handmade gifts as well. Along with all of that, I’ve thrown in some gift-wrapping inspiration.
Seems like any holiday celebration is centered around food and at Christmas, that’s doubly true. Family traditions and favorite dishes play a huge role. I know my family wants the same thing every year…and truth be told, I do too. I try to switch things up a little though and find something new. Use this category to see if you can find something to add to your family’s regular line-up…or maybe something that will make the whole job easier. At Christmas, easy is always a good thing.
It’s no secret that I love making printables and actually use them in my decor. It’s a great way to freshen your space with the arrival of each new season. There are quite a few Christmas printables to choose from, along with Hanukkah and Chanukah.
Over on my eBay blog, I have rounded up my four best Christmas wreaths…including the cute snowman I made for my daughter last year. Click HERE to take a look at those. (Disclosure: I am compensated for my partnership with eBay.)
Well…that’s it. Some days I still can’t believe it’s been almost five years since I began blogging. A month before I published my first post I didn’t even know what a blog was…let alone how to write one. I’ve learned so much and made amazing friends, including every single one of you.