This post is part of my Christmas in July 2017 series. You can find more posts by clicking here.
Choosing a theme for Christmas each year is something I do to make planning for Christmas easier. It helps me:
- make decisions on decorations
- make decisions on food
- give a focus to the type of gifts I will make
You can find previous years’ Christmas theme ideas here:
- Christmas Theme Ideas 2016 – Kraft, White and Metal.
- Christmas Theme Ideas 2015 – Upcycled, Metallic and Neon themes.
- Christmas Theme Ideas 2014 – Red and Silver, Star and Chevron themes.
- Christmas Theme Ideas 2013 – Red, green and gold, yellow and recycled themes.
- Christmas Theme Ideas 2012 – Blue and white, Paper and Bird themes.
- Christmas Theme Ideas 2011 – Black and White, Peppermint Candy and Eco Friendly themes.
- Christmas Theme Ideas 2010 – Natural, Blue and Silver, Red and White themes.
- Christmas Theme Ideas 2009 – Non Traditional Bright Colours, Natural, Red, Green and Silver themes.
Pantone are a world-renowned authority on colour and provider of colour systems. Each year they release a colour of the year which is meant to be a symbolic colour selection – “a colour snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.”
The colour selected for 2017 is called Greenery which Pantone describe as:
Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.
So for an Australian Christmas (summer time) this seemed like a perfect colour for a theme. Here are some ideas for you:
DIY Pantone Color of the Year – Greenery Centerpiece – while this is aimed as a wedding centrepiece, you can easily design one yourself for your Christmas dinner table.
Greenery Christmas Cards – this DIY Christmas Card idea was from Frolic Blog which is no longer active, but using some greenery from your garden you could make these super cute cards.
Instead of looking to buy new things to decorate at Christmas time, look at what you have around the house and see what you can re-use or repurpose.
Mix and match – if you are having Christmas at your house and lots of people are coming, don’t feel the need to have everything perfectly matched when it comes to setting the table. Mix and match what you have and if you need more, head to the op shop and pick up cheap pieces of crockery and cutlery.
Polka dots are so cheerful and bright, making it a perfect theme for Christmas.
This year I am going for a recycled theme for Christmas. What is your theme for Christmas this year?
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