7 Christmas Decorating Ideas for Those Who Want to Shop Small This Christmas

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Look at these fantastic Christmas decorating ideas for those who want to shop small this Christmas?

We all know how difficult it has been recently for small businesses to survive and continue providing their unique, often one-of-a-kind, products and fabulous customer service to us all. This Christmas is the perfect time to show your support, and grab an amazing Christmas decoration or gift. Buying just one item from a small business will make such a huge difference. To help find just what you’re looking for, I have a compiled a fantastic range of Christmas decorating ideas for those who want to shop small this Christmas.

1. Cute Animal Christmas Cards

Animal Christmas Cards from JOKStudios

My first step in Christmas decorating is to think about how I can add a special something to other’s homes for Christmas Time. Christmas cards are such a lovely thing to send, a way to keep in touch and let people know you are thinking of them. I especially love cards that can be kept after the holiday season, maybe put in a beautiful frame. This cute set of 6 animal illustration cards are the perfect example. Lovingly made from Jo’s original, hand drawn watercolour paintings, these high quality, recycled cards will bring a smile to friends or family over the Christmas holidays. They are blank inside for your own warm, creative message.

2. Adorable Felt Elf Christmas Decoration

Personalised Elf Hanging Decoration from Bean and Boo Stitchery

This Cheeky Elf Hanging Decoration is personalised with an initial polymer clay token. Each one is made with free-motion embroidered fabric backed onto a high quality cream wool mix felt. A co-ordinating jute twine hanging loop is added to allow you to hang it from your Christmas tree, or maybe as a cute gift tag that the receiver can keep. The patterned hat, little peek of hair and rosy cheeks add such a cute touch to this decoration and personalisation is always a hit with me!

3. Fabulous Personalised Christmas Print

Personalised Colour Christmas Family Heart from Dee Dee and Boo

This Colourful Christmas Personalised Family Heart Print is truly amazing. You can add your own names along with a special message on the large sign. As someone who loves to invest in a new Christmas decoration each year I love the idea of this one as a keepsake to take out each year. It would also make a perfect gift for someone else to add to their own Christmas decor. Helen also makes this in black and white, or can complete in a custom colour scheme. She sends every order in festive gift wrap with the option of a personalised gift tag – so there really is no excuse not to buy!

4. Showpiece ‘We Believe’ Shooting Star Decoration

We Believe Shooting Star from Vivid Wire

If you’re looking for a real showpiece Christmas decoration this year then I definitely recommend having a look at this stunning Shooting Star from Vivid Wire. Made with champagne gold and silver wire, the magic of Christmas will be anywhere you hang this star. It can be hung using clear command hooks, nails or using the hanging ribbon provided. Anyone who comes into your home will be sure to get those ‘we believe in the magic of Christmas’ vibes.

5. Magical Christmas Carol Banner

Christmas Banner from Hello Magic Co

This magical Christmas Banner is just perfect for the home that loves a bit of sparkle and fun. The Pom Pom trim comes in a choice of colours and provides a really cute touch. I don’t know about you, but every time I look at it I immediately start singing! Each banner is made to order using a neutral canvas pendant banner with the words and festive lights added in gorgeous Christmas reds, green and glittery gold. You can hang it on your tree or on the wall for a magical Christmas treat.

6. Stunning Handlettered Christmas Prints

Christmas Prints from City & Shore

I just adore these Christmas Prints featuring Sarah’s signature hand lettering on cosy muted colours. These prints, featuring some iconic Christmas Carol lyrics, are the perfect way to add depth and interest to your interior decor this year. With bases of reds and greens these prints, although not the obviously traditional colours, can compliment most schemes. Each print is handlettered by Sarah, and printed on 350gsm uncoated card for a Matt natural feel. It’s thick enough to be propped up on its own however it can be framed for a more styled look. Adding a gold or silver in the frame will really make these prints pop!

7. Spectacular Christmas Cake and Table Decorations

Christmas Cake Topper and Party Straws from Bear & Willow

For the grand finale on Christmas Day why not try these spectacular Christmas Cake Toppers and Party Straws. With an elegant black and gold theme, with plenty of glitter, these Christmas table decorations will be sure to impress! Each set of toppers and straws are custom made to order using a range of coloured and patterned card and biodegradable paper straws. The toppers are attached to food-grade wooden sticks that can be easily placed into your cake, and they can be wiped clean to use again next year (unless you’re like me and love to change up your Christmas theme each year). You could even take them out again for a fun Roaring 20s theme party on New Years Eve!

And so with these 7 unique Christmas decorating ideas for those who want to shop small we complete my Christmas Guide series for 2021. I will be back over the next few weeks with some super fun Christmas decorating and activity ideas so be sure to pop back. In the meantime why not check out the 7 unique Christmas Gifts guides for adults and kids who have everything.

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