Typically, when we think of Christmas decorating, we imagine a Christmas tree filled with baubles, or a table set for a Christmas feast. Though it may only be September, we believe that now is the perfect time to start adding subtle Christmas decorations to your home.

These simple touches are just the beginning and will certainly contribute to the Christmas spirit as we edge closer to Christmas. We want to enjoy the magic and joy of the festive season for as long as possible, so why not get started now and then you can enjoy it for even longer!

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An easy and budget-friendly way to begin decorating your home for Christmas is by utilising our Free Christmas Downloads. Whether you choose to frame and hang on a wall or display on a shelf, adding a download to your home is a wonderfully subtle way to share the joy of the festive season ahead. Why not hang some festive florals off the frame, or display beside Christmas décor?

There are a variety of Christmas downloads, each one with a different, festively inspired, phrase to suit your Christmas styling – with more to be released in the coming weeks. If you are looking for a download to match your decorating style, take advantage of our Inspiration Gallery.

As a way to say “thank you” to all of our customers this year, we will be including a FREE gift with every purchase! Your package will contain a randomly selected Christmas download on a 5x7 glossy photo card that you can display in your home. Visit our online store and place your order now to receive your FREE gift.

Along with using our free Christmas downloads to decorate your home, there are other subtle ways to spread Christmas joy in September.

Subtle Touches

There is nothing like decorating to get into the spirit of Christmas. Displaying festive candles or light up ornaments or on a mantle or shelf is a great first step to decorating your home for Christmas. Place alongside festive signs, cute animals and an array of florals to subtly embrace the spirit of Christmas.

Another great way to add cheer to any room is by decorating the mantle or shelves in your home with festive décor. Our free Christmas downloads will do just that, especially when combined with festive décor.

Amp up your subtle Christmas decorating with the addition of elves, table top trees or cushion covers. Access our Christmas Lookbooks for an opportunity feel inspired and begin decorating your home.

Don’t worry if you have not yet decided on or purchased all the decorations you need to suit this year’s Christmas decorating theme, as there are several versatile ornaments to flatter any theme or space, like a festive wreath or garland. A good starting point to start decorating your home for Christmas is by looking through the Christmas decorations and ornaments stored away from last Christmas and think about what you might like to add or modify for this year.

Hanging Around

The addition of plaques, wreaths and signs to your décor in September is a fantastic idea – it acts as a subtle reminder for you and your guests to know that Christmas isn’t far away. Pair these hanging decorations with natural elements, such as birds or Christmas florals, to create a fresh festive feel in your home.

Festive Flora and Fauna

Would it be Christmas without festive flowers and cute animals in your home? We don’t think so! Christmas flowers are a beautiful addition to your home all year round. Pair artificial flowers, sprays and picks with real flowers to create a naturally elegant space, or why not dangle pine cones and berries off chairs for a rustic feel?

Decorate with birds for a traditional Christmas home, or expand your selection to llamas and squirrels for a contemporary Christmas look.

Get Festive with Ribbon & Garlands

We can all agree that the process of decorating with ribbons and garlands is enjoyable and strangely therapeutic. And let’s not forget the subtle glamour it adds to your home. Though the stockings might not be hung yet, the garlands certainly can be! Use ribbons and garlands as part of your dining table centrepiece, place on a mantle to accompany your Christmas download and ornaments, or affix together with fairy lights to your staircase.

Ultimately, one of the subtlest ways to spark Christmas joy in your home as early as September is by introducing festive décor alongside your Christmas downloads. Visit our blog to discover more Wonderful Ways with Christmas Printables and other articles to help you prepare your home for Christmas.

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