In my house the holidays are the perfect time to showcase my heritage with meaningful and vibrant decorations. It’s a time to teach my children more about our ancestors, family, history, and traditions. With two toddlers I have to find simple and quick decorating ideas that they can do with me.
I love hanging wreaths on every door and fireplace in my home and the more garland the better. So this year, as a family we are adorning wreaths and garlands in textiles that are inspired by our culture and my love for the South. Indigos, plaids, and stationery make a simple and effective holiday heritage statement
One of my favorite things to collect is art-inspired stationery. Any time I go travel, I have to pick up a few and they are my go-to hostess gift or table decoration and in this case, use them on my wreaths and garlands. From adding a few on a fireplace mantle or placing them on a sideboard garland display, I can never get enough of unique stationery as a part of my holiday decor. It adds a splash of color, fun, and sophistication with a lot of heritage and history at the same time.
Let me know how you showcase your heritage during the holidays. Any fun tips or ideas to share or other ways to feature textiles? We can’t wait to see your holidays with heritage. Share them with us on social media by using the hashtag #blacksouthernbelle
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