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The Importance of Documenting Your Holiday Decor

Documenting holiday decor

The holidays are a time for family and friends and for creating cherished memories. For many people, decorating their homes is an integral part of the holiday season. It's a way to express their creativity, share their traditions, and create a festive atmosphere.

But what happens to all that hard work and creativity once the holidays are over? If you're not careful, your carefully curated holiday decor may become little more than a distant memory. This is where photography comes in.

Most of the pictures I'm sharing today are from Christmas 2022. For some reason, during the last holiday season, I got stuck in who knows what, and the usual Christmas home tour post with these pictures was never published.

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Thanks to being a blogger and, more precisely, a home decor enthusiast, I've consistently documented all the changes done to our home and the decor choices that our home continuously gets.

I'm taking this opportunity to preserve those memories; having the 2022 pics online is important. I also want to talk about the importance of documenting your holiday decor. 

The following pictures of our family room mantel dolled up for the holiday season throughout the past 11 years are a little taste of what I'm talking about.

Documenting Your Holiday Decor with Pictures

Taking pictures of your holiday decor is a great way to preserve the memories of your celebrations for years to come. It's also a fun way to track how your taste and style have evolved over time.


documenting holiday decor

Here are a few tips for documenting your holiday decor with pictures:

  •  Take pictures of your overall decor. This will give you a sense of the overall ambiance of your home.

Documenting your holiday decor

  • Most of these pictures showcase the entire fireplace, which I want to highlight right now, but focusing on the details is also essential. Get close-ups of your favorite ornaments, wreaths, and centerpieces.

documenting holiday decor

documenting holiday decor

2016 - Back to Red and White - My kids' favorite combo
documenting holiday decor

  • Capture the people in your life enjoying your decor. This will make your photos even more special.

documenting holiday decor

documenting holiday decor

  • Take pictures every year. This will allow you to create a beautiful collection of holiday memories.

documenting holiday decor

documenting holiday decor

Documenting holiday decor

documenting holiday decor

It's fun to see the holiday decor timeline in this room, but let's now take a look at the rest of the main area decorated for Christmas 2022.

Why is it Important to Document Your Holiday Decor?

There are many reasons why it's important to document your holiday decor with pictures. Here are a few:

  • To preserve memories. The holidays are a special time of year; your decorations are a big part of that. Pictures of your decor will help you remember all the happy times you've had over the years.
documenting holiday decor

  • To inspire your future decorating. Looking back at your old photos can help you get new ideas for decorating your home in the future.

documenting holiday decor

  • To share with others. Your holiday photos can be a great way to share your holiday spirit with friends and family.

documenting holiday decor

How to Use Your Holiday Decor Photos

Once you've taken your pictures, you can use them in various ways. 

  • Create a scrapbook or photo album. This is a great way to keep your holiday photos organized and safe.
documenting holiday decor
  • Share your photos online. You can share your pictures on social media or create a blog to share them with your friends and family.
White deer figure on table with gold frame on wall
  • Make a video slideshow. This is a fun way to show off your holiday decor and all the happy memories you've made.

White and blue living room for Christmas

White star on white Christmas tree

white deer below white Christmas tree

Documenting your holiday decor is a simple but meaningful way to preserve the memories of your celebrations for years to come. So grab your camera/phone and start snapping pictures!

Chalkboard with Merry Christmas sign

Kitchen for Christmas - Blue kitchen island

As a decor blogger, documenting the holiday decor through pictures has helped me tremendously in preparing for the new season and trying to come up with unique decor ideas.

The pictures are also helpful in reminding me about the stuff I already have!

Kitchen for Christmas

Kitchen for Christmas

Last year, the Family Room was the only published post, and that's precisely the almost done room this time. Brand new pictures are coming. :)

Documenting your Holiday decor

greenery and Christmas stockings on the mantel

Here are some additional benefits of documenting your holiday decor with pictures:

  • It can help you to feel more connected to your family and friends. Looking back at old photos can help you remember all the good times you've had together.
  • It can help you to appreciate the time and effort you've put into your decor. You'll be proud of your accomplishments when you see your hard work captured in pictures.
  • It can be a source of inspiration for others. Sharing your holiday photos with others can help them get new ideas for their holiday decorating.
So what are you waiting for? Start documenting your holiday decor today!

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