Decorate It Forward #KmartHolidays {Décor}

I love to decorate, and with the exception of being overwhelmed at the thought of outdoor lights, I find it a joy to deck the halls of my home for Christmas. However, I realize not everyone can or is able to decorate even a simple Christmas tree during the holidays. I firmly believe every family should have a tree in their home, especially if you have little ones.

So, my task was simple. Find a family in need of some beautiful holiday décor in the form of Christmas tree trimmed with gorgeous bows, glass ornaments and sparkly shoes… and I found the perfect family! Well, my in-laws did because they know everyone in this small town, so again, thank you!

The family owns a local adult daycare in our town. As you can imagine, running an adult daycare center is especially difficult because of the needs of the elderly. Well, given that they care so much about the people they serve everyday, they’ve spent all their energy and time to decorate the adult daycare center to spread holiday cheer there. Also, they’re coordinating a Christmas dance for the people that attend their center. With all the planning, working and efforts they’ve put into that, they weren’t going to put up their tree this year. At all. The horror.

Until I came along.

This past Monday, I grabbed the huge box of velvet visions tree decorations that Kmart sent over to me to decorate it forward and make someone’s holiday a little brighter.

I didn’t do this alone though…my husband, sister and brother all lent a hand to make this a beautiful tree for a beautiful and deserving family!

My little brother, Gabriel, unwrapping all the sparkly shoes one-by-one. Look at how happy he looks. Love him!



My gorgeous little sister unboxing all the gold french horns and trumpets that came in the kit.



And my husband was busy putting up all the glass ornaments:



While I fluffed up all the bows (boy were there lots of bows!)



After we were done, we had a beautiful tree!


And I also rubbed off the decorate it forward message to my 2 teenage siblings. It’s always good for teens to help give to their community/others. And? We all had a great time.


To me Decorating it Forward meant to think of someone else who may be in need this holiday season. And boy did it feel good. 🙂 Have you done something nice for someone this holiday season?

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  1. Tonia @
    December 16, 2011 / 2:17 pm

    How wonderful, Monica! What a great way to get the teens involved and help out in your community!

  2. Julie
    December 20, 2011 / 1:48 pm

    Hi, I'm brand new here and thought I would say hello and tell you your tree looks beautiful!! I love those little shoes! haha so cute!!

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