In case you haven’t heard, New York City apartments are small. Very small. It normally doesn’t bother me in the slightest – it’s cozy, keeps us close and there is less to clean! At least once a year though I really wish I had a bit more space – during the holidays. I wish we could put up a huge tree. I wish I had a fireplace with an antique mantel to decorate – oh the things I could do! But necessity is the mother of invention and I’ve come up with many ways to squeeze holiday cheer into a small space. Like window sills – if you’re lucky you have a very deep one and can decorate it up! This year I’m working with Hallmark and some of their new super cute Christmas decorations to brighten up our little home.
I love going to Hallmark at Christmas time. I look forward to exploring their new holiday items each year and taking the time to pick out my annual ornament. I’ve been collecting Hallmark Keepsake ornaments since 1996 when I had a summer job in a Hallmark store in North Carolina. So let’s just say I jumped at the opportunity to work with them on this story! Can you spy the lantern in the photo above? That’s their Flickering Lantern Decoration new this year. It was the first thing I saw when I walked into my local store and I LOVE it.
Here’s a video I made with all the details of how I put that look together and secured it to the window sill (we have a cat and a 4 year old – need to keep it secure!). Plus a little surprise I tucked into it for our little boy. What’s Christmas without a few surprises after all!