At the beginning of October, one of my neighbors put their holiday lights on their home. As we were still weeks from Halloween – and I have small people who require us to fully embrace each and every holiday individually – I could only stare. Surely, they didn’t mean to skip right over Halloween and Thanksgiving, right? I will give them credit, they didn’t turn the lights ON until recently, but it didn’t stop me from staring.
Or from being just a little bit jealous. Yes, I believe it was too much, too soon. Yes, I wanted to be fully present for all things scary and trick-or-treatish for Halloween and all things food and gratitude for Thanksgiving, but I do so love this time of year. If, in fact, I could do it without experiencing any cold weather, ice, or snow – Christmas time would be perfect.
I love the spirit. I love the magic. I love the gift giving. I love the decorating.
Ohhhh – how I love the decorating. Each year I pull out everything I have used from the year before and then begin the hunt for new, unique items to add to our decor. I am fully enamored with how our home dresses up for the holidays, but I’m fully aware of my addiction to adding more.
Here’s what I know about my desire to up my holiday decorating game:
- I am drawn mainly to silver and that gorgeous shade of deep red – almost a cranberry.
- I prefer original or unique items – I don’t typically want to grab the items that I’m confident everyone else is adding to their decor. This means I do love decor that is handmade.
- I’m always looking for items that can be added to both the outside of my home as well as the inside.
- I do not discriminate: I love wreaths, table settings, ornaments, and wall hangings.
- I don’t want to spend a fortune.
- I have found a new avenue for my addiction: Ebay’s Collections.
Ebay Collections are following the curating trend by allowing individuals like you and I to create boards (read: collections) that revolve around our interests. You can bet I have dedicated a number of my collections to holiday decor in one form or another: Holiday Door Decor, Holiday Tables, Christmas Trees and Ornaments and even Holiday Dresses for Little Girls. Do you want a handmade wreath? One with burlap? Are you looking for something purple? Or made entirely of fathers? I have them all and can add or subtract based on what is currently available.
The collections have helped me to find, watch, save and ultimately buy some of the most glorious decor.
Here’s the thing – with every collection I am sharing my interests, I’m offering my friends and followers a way to find some of the items they might very well love AND I have a place where my family can easily answer the question, “what does Danielle want for Christmas?”.
Like with some of the popular social media platforms we use regularly, Ebay Collections allow us to follow our friend’s favorite collections and keep up on the latest happenings with an up-to-the-second feed that tells us who has created a new collection, what they are adding as we are spending time online and who is following whom. You can also follow the #FindItFollowIt hashtag to keep up with some of your favorite people and what they are collecting.
What type of collections have you created? Or what will you create in the future. I’d love to know. In the meantime, I’ll be decorating my home for the holidays and doing lots of gift shopping. Be sure to follow me over on eBay.Disclosure: My eBay Collections were curated as part of a sponsored collaboration with eBay though as always, the words and thoughts expressed here are mine and mine alone.