My favorite Christmas decorations that are simple, budget-friendly and easy to make.
Chloe-Sofia is 19 months old so instead of decorating our Christmas tree with decorations that she can break (and hurt herself), I decided to make them myself.
I little DIY never hurt nobody, right? I found a lot of inspiration on Pinterest and YouTube so if you want to look for more ideas, check these channels out.
This year I approached Christmas differently. I got all my presents ready by mid-December, did not stress about baking Christmas cookies and did not publish a gift guide. To be totally honest, I am going through some “slow” period. I find it quite hard to publish more than two articles per week and even taking photos and dressing up takes much more time. Maybe it is an overall fatigue at the end of the year. Maybe I am more busy with Chloe-Sofia who is more energetic and runs around. I really don’t know how other blogger, who have more than one child, do it. Maybe they don’t work. I am currently lusting over Instagram feed of Lena Turletter who just gave birth to her third child and looks like she never had a baby. I think some women are born superwomen.
A few weeks ago I was looking for an original Christmas cards to send to brands and my PR contacts. I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and found Les Cocottes Minettes. Luckily, Chloé had time to make some original “cocottes” for me and I could send them out last week. Needless to say that everyone was enchanted by them. I am really happy about it because this year I promised myself to support Swiss artisans and startups.
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“Une Cocotte Minette, c’est cet origami à la douce saveur d’enfance que j’ai choisi d’utiliser comme support pour mes dessins.
On peut en faire un jeu, une invitation, une décoration de table…
Avec un peu d’imagination, cet objet peut être détourné de mille et une manières.
Il me permet de laisser libre court à ma créativité. C’est pour cela qu’il me plaît tant.
Mais quel que soit le projet réalisé c’est la passion du travail bien fait et l’envie de faire plaisir qui animera toujours mon poulailler de papier.” (Chloé, Les Cocottes Minettes)
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