Wonderful, Whimsical Holiday

Wonderful, Whimsical Holiday

“Have a holly, jolly Christmas–it’s the best time of the year…”

Christmas 2021: we’re decorating our homes and (finally) gathering with friends and family! It really does feel extra jolly this holiday season. Let your decorations mirror this light-hearted mood! We’re seeing a whimsical trend in Christmas accessories this year, reflected in the abundance of fanciful themes like gingerbread, Santa and gnomes. 

Magical and Edible (Looking) Gingerbread

What’s not to love about fanciful gingerbread? Built with frosting, dusted with sugar, and accented with candy, it’s truly the stuff of childhood Christmas dreams. In this festive season you can bring the dream to life around your home by decorating with faux gingerbread pieces that mimic the real thing.

Hang adorable gingerbread ornaments from your trees, wreaths, and garlands.

Place a different gingerbread ornament at each place on your holiday table.

Make a merry gingerbread house vignette for your table, mantel or shelf.

Gnome for the holidays

No, you’re not imagining it: gnomes are everywhere this season. Popular in settings from farmhouse to contemporary, our little bearded friends have taken the Christmas market by storm. Maybe it’s the hot Scandi trend in decor: Scandinavian lore says the gnome, which they call “nisse”, is Santa Claus in a different form. Whatever the source, we’ve certainly taken the little sprites to our hearts. 


Start with your yard decorations to announce your fondness for gnomes. A gnome yard stake looks great on your lawn amid your festive lights or in pots of poinsettias.


How fun to decorate your tree, wreath, place settings or packages with sweet and festive gnome ornaments!

You can celebrate the holidays with special gnome-enclature.  Customize a cute gnome mug for cocoa with the kids or grands.

But for adult beverages, arrive at that holiday party bearing libations in dangle leg gnome bags!

Work in your gnome theme anywhere. Your floral creations, for instance.

Santa Claus is coming to town


What can make the season merry like good ol’ Santa? Go ahead and invite that “jolly old elf” to the celebration! A classic red and white wreath welcomes your guests to this “ho-ho-holiday”.

Vintage look glass Santa ornaments will make your tree sparkle with Christmas cheer.

On mantel, console or shelf, a vignette that features Santa figures is sure to bring smiles.

Include Santa decor everywhere in your home, from snow globe lanterns and art


…to whimsical Santa serving pieces (dipping dishes! cookie jars!)

Lastly, don’t forget the soft touch with Santa pillows, throws, and kitchen linens

There’s something irresistible about these merry and whimsical themes at Christmas!  How will you incorporate more holiday happy in your home this season?

Need inspiration? Stop by our winter wonderland of Christmas decor at our Ridge Road store in Rockwall, or shop our amazing holiday collections online at mintjulepdecor.com

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