Ready for a hot holiday tip?

Do you take pictures of your past holiday decor or table settings?

If you don’t, I urge you to do that.  Bloggers have a tendency to take lots of photos, and I was “guilty” of that in my pre-blogging years.  But, now as I look back, I’m so glad I did.  It helps me remember the good ideas and get the creative juices flowing when I’m tired from all the festivities and I might still have some decorating to do, or tables to set for those special dinners and parties.

Why not create a special file on your computer, just for holiday decor you want to remember?  I think you’ll find it especially helpful when you get ready to make plans for each holiday.  Often, we forget what we have tucked away in totes.  And for those of you who shop after Christmas sales, take a couple of photos of your treasures, too.  A photo is better than the most retentive memory.  [wink]

As I was looking through my past Christmas decor photos, I kept stopping at this white birch table setting.  I think it’s my favorite for Christmas, so far.


Birch Branch Winter Woodland Tablescape


Without these photos, I would have forgotten one of my favorite parts of this table setting, the little tree place holders.

You just might need to pin this post so you’ll remember my hot holiday tip.  😉

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  1. That is such a great idea!

    • Diane says

      Awww…thanks Susie! 🙂
      All the best for an extraordinary day!

  2. Mel says

    Awww…they were the cutest things. Just the kind of things your guests love to tote home. And one of those things great memories are made of.
    And for those of us who have so much in our heads that stuff falls out….photos are a blessing! LOL!!

    • Oh Mel! Absolutely! Now I know my problem…stuff just falls out of my head. LOL
      Thanks for stopping by. Wish you had been to dinner so you could have taken one of those little ‘trees’ home too!

  3. Thanks for hosting another great party!

    • Diane says

      Thank you Cathy for popping by with your extraordinary creations!! [hugs]

  4. Hello beautiful! What a great party, and I love being a part of it. Please come and join our party, tonight at 7 pm. We would love to have you. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  5. Jenna says

    Hi Diane! Great advice on the photos~ it’s fun to look back and see old ideas and how your style has evolved…I try to take photos now of everything, you never know when an idea will strike! I LOVE your winter birch table, just beautiful~

  6. Jemma says

    Beautiful Winter Birch Table-
    Thank you for hosting!

    • Diane says

      You are so sweet my friend! Thank you!!
      Merry Christmas!

  7. Diane, your table is simply beautiful! Thanks to you and the ladies for hosting – have a happy week!

    • Diane says

      Awww…thanks Cindy! 🙂
      And thank YOU for always being such a big part of our party each week!
      You are such a lovely blessing!

  8. Cute table setting Diane! Thanks for hosting!

    • Diane says

      Thank you for your kind words, Sherry and for stopping by to party with us!
      Hope your week is off to an extraordinary start!


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