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Christmas at home: make sure yours is a special one

December 2014

Winter is officially here, bringing with it lots of festive cheer as you prepare to decorate your home for Christmas.

We’ve put together some fabulous ideas to help make the first Christmas in your Story Home one that you’ll remember for years to come.


Choose a theme that matches the décor of your new home and adds to it. Capture the Christmassy feeling with classic colour combinations such as red and gold or silver and purple. We love the idea of adding little touches to existing ornaments – these bauble filled vases are cute and quirky.



Add a personal touch

Snail mail may be slow, but it really adds a personal touch to your season greetings to loved ones. Send a Christmas card complete with family photo, or get crafty and use some paint colour cards to create your own – it’s also a great way to get your new address to everyone in one go!



Family Traditions

Whether it’s laying out treats for Santa or everyone wearing matching PJs on Christmas morning, you can create a collection of family traditions that make Christmas your own. Our particular favourite is collecting baubles or decorations that bring back memories of a family holiday or day out.



Neighbourly nibbles

The festive season hasn’t begun until you’ve gathered the neighbours for a few nibbles. Complete with mulled wine, warm mince pies and hot chocolate for the little ones, this is a great way to share the joy of the season and make new friends. These mini chocolate puddings with Santa hats will have everyone coming back for more next year!



Home-made gifts

Keep your home filled with the lovely scent of Christmas. This nifty stove pot-pourri is a great way to make your house feel warm and smell beautiful. To spread the pleasure, package up the ingredients and the how-to recipe to give out as lush gifts for neighbours and friends.



Now that your home is filled with festive cheer, gorgeous decorations and tasty treats you can have a splendid first Christmas in your new home.

The team at Story Homes wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas!