It’s a tradition in my family to bring some outdoor elements in when we celebrate Christmas. In fact, I start getting festive the moment the smell of fresh evergreen greets me at the front door.
So, this year I am sharing my home with you so that you can see how we do it, in hopes you might get inspired to run out and cut some boughs right before your guests arrive.
Choose your branches carefully
Cedar smells great but dries out really quickly. I love using fir and cypress because they hold their needles longer even when they get crispy. I also mix in some boxwood because the round leaves are a visual counter to the long and slender needles of the other evergreens in my arrangements.