On this LIVE show we talked about different Christmas trends for 2021. We talked about white Christmas trees (and pink ones too),
different types of wrapping you can use, holiday baking and much much more. Below is a list of Christmas trends for 2021 that we talked about on our live show.
Christmas Trends 2021
White Christmas Trees
Nostalgic Décor Grandma's
attic for vintage holiday decorations
Recycled Materials wrapping gifts with fabric instead of paper
Inexpensive Décor we won't be spending a lot of money on new decor
pieces—rather, we'll be repurposing our existing pieces and pairing them with
inexpensive DIY Christmas decorations so we have more budget left
Holiday Baking Pinterest
Predicts report, users are searching for holiday content way ahead of
schedule—and we can see why! After a year where nothing felt normal, people are
really embracing the normalcy of their favorite holiday traditions. So Patrick,
baking is a “thing” this year. No other year, just this one.
Pampas Grass Décor it’s a thing, Pampas grass trees…
Home for the Holidays some people think this is new, being home or going home for
Christmas. Haven’t they ever heard the
song “I’ll be home for Christmas”? Bing Crosby
More Is More people
are going all out for the holidays this year. Because we had to keep
celebrations small last year, folks can't wait to bust out as much holiday
decor as possible, bake all the Christmas cookies, and host a big family
Farmhouse Neutrals Neutral is a thing for the Holidays this year. A neutral
Christmas, I cannot imagine
Holiday Classics think
tv, movies, shows, music
Start new traditions!
Fill a gratitude jar
Serve a Non-Traditional Dinner
Wrap Gifts in Fabric wrapping gifts in fabric instead of paper. Invest in a few
fabric bags or patterned furoshiki wraps that can be used year after year.
Plus, you’ll save a fortune not buying new rolls of gift wrap each season!
Host a Virtual Gathering
Decorate like Grandma the ornaments and style that your grandmother used to decorate are
Pretty in Pink pastels
or various colorful trees are in style this year
Winter Wonderland no matter where you live turning your home inside and out
into a winter wonderland is yet another theme for the year
Farmhouse-Inspired think buffalo check ribbon, large old fashion ornaments,
lots of small ceramic animals, a cute mailbox, etc.
Pick your desired theme you can do a pastels or a shiny silver and golds, all
naturals, all one color such as red or green or blue, or even go with a bright
modern looking rainbow of colors
If you belong to a homeowners' association or a condo board,
you might want to think twice before decking the outside of your hall with
boughs of holly. That's because HOA rules may limit, or even prohibit, certain
kinds of holiday decorations.
The goal of homeowners association rules is to regulate
activities that may affect the neighborhood. You can typically find your HOA's
rules in a document known as the covenants, codes, and restrictions (CC&R).
These rules may include regulations controlling: Exterior paint colors Landscaping Mailboxes Sheds
and other outbuildings
Swing sets, basketball hoops, and children's play structures
Along these same lines, CC&Rs may also limit your choices
for holiday decorations and when you can put them up. And despite what the
Queen of Christmas thinks, when buying a home in an association, you agree to
abide by the CC&Rs.
What Can You Do?
If your HOA rules limit holiday decorations, there are a few
things you could do. First, consider offering your neighbors some figgy pudding
and a cup of good cheer (otherwise known as "talking civilly"). It's
possible that association rules may not be strictly enforced during the
holidays. (Although in this case, one of the Moffa's neighbors appeared to be
You should also consider taking your case in front of the
homeowners' association board, asking for an amendment to the rules. The lawyer
for the Moffa's HOA noted that rules — yes, even these — are in place for a
reason and that there is a process for changing them.
"If there's enough of the community that wants to
change, I believe generally the Community Association of Westchase will listen
to the residents and will make changes," attorney Jonathan Ellis said.
If you decide to join the frontlines in fighting the War on
Christmas© and violate the rules in your CC&Rs by decorating your house,
though, be prepared. Nothing may actually happen, as enforcement of HOA rules
varies widely from neighborhood to neighborhood. You may receive a sternly
written letter or be issued a fine by your HOA.