Tuesday Turn About #180 The Meaning of Christmas

Hi friends! I hope the Christmas decorating season is going well for you! Do you finish decorating in one weekend or do you decorate over several weeks?

For many years, I have allowed the decorating to linger over a couple of weeks because I enjoy decorating and thinking of new ways to deck the halls of our home each year.

Some ideas don’t come to your mind until you start the process and you need to get supplies! That’s part of the fun for me!

Let me know in the comments if you get it all done at once or do you take a couple of weeks to finish decorating for the holiday season!

Check out last week’s party for more ideas and inspiration!

Weekly Photography Tip

This week’s tip is a quick one. Take a couple of shots this year of your Christmas tree with the lights on but don’t bring the tree into focus. It’s a fun way to get a blurry look of the tree that can be used in Pinterest graphics or graphics you might use for social media.

Look for the AF/MF focus button on one of your lenses for your DSLR. Turn it to MF/manual focus. Then turn the focus dial so that the tree is blurry when you look through the viewfinder or the LCD screen on the back of the camera. Set the correct exposure for the scene and press the shutter button.

This creates a blurry image that is sorta like faux bokeh. Be sure to move around the tree to get different perspectives. Get close and get far away from the tree so that you can get additional images.

Try doing the same with lit garlands and wreaths! Save the images and use them for Pinterest graphics to promote the post!

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Sky Lark House

DIY Advent Calendar

Family and the Lake House

DIY Vintage Christmas Countdown

Cloches and Lavender

12 Symbols of Christmas

Penny’s Treasures

Neutral Nativities

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  1. Debra@CommonGround says:

    Love all the beautiful Advent elements. Thanks so much for hosting, Cindy. Have a wonderful week.

  2. Thanks for the feature and great photography tip!

  3. Barbara at Mantel and Table says:

    Great photo tip Cindy! I’m a slow decorator, but as soon as all the lights get up, I’ll take some pictures like you said. That will be handy as well as pretty! 🙂 Thanks so much for hosting! I love this party!

  4. Cindy, thank you so much for featuring my family photo Advent calendar! I’m honored, and I appreciate you so much! As for Christmas decorating, it takes me a few weeks to get it all in place. I agree that it’s a process that tends to develop over a couple of weeks. That’s what makes it fun! Merry Christmas!

  5. Marie @ Family and the Lake House says:

    Thank you so much for the feature!

    1. It was my pleasure Marie!

  6. I usually take 1-2 weeks for decorating for Christmas. The past 2 years have been really tough (knee issues) but I think next year should be better😄! Each year I pare down decorations except for the sentimental ones. Some of them come out and some don’t. Mainly because what goes up/out has to be put away, right? Plus, I like the simple, timeless look of not having a lot out.

    1. I’m getting to that same place Patti! Simple is best as I am aging 🙂

  7. Thank you for the invite to post my wreath project at this party, Cindy! Excited to share and also gather inspiration for more projects and decor!

    1. I’m so glad you could join us! Thanks for stopping by Meredith!

  8. Debbie- Dabble says:

    Thanks again for hosting this charming party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it I truly appreciate it!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

    1. Hope you have a great week Debbie! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Oh thank you Cindy for including my pampas grass tree this week! It was fun to make 🙂 Hope your holiday prep is going well!

    1. It was my pleasure Marie! Merry Christmas and holiday prepping to you too!

  10. I usually spread my decorating out over a few weeks. I started the day after Thanksgiving, but I haven’t done much more decorating since then! Thanks for sharing all of these great features.

  11. Denise/My Home of All Seasons says:

    Thanks so much for hosting Cindy! Have a wonderful week!

    1. Thank you for stopping by Denise!

  12. Lora Bloomquist says:

    Thanks for hosting, Cindy!

    1. And thanks for joining us Lora!

  13. Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says:

    Thanks for hosting a great party Cindy!

    1. Thanks for joining the party!

  14. Love all the features you chose, Cindy! Thanks for the tip on getting that romantic/blurry look on the tree lights just right too. It’s one of my favorites! Hugs and thanks for hosting, CoCo

    1. So glad you enjoyed the tip CoCo! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Hugs to you too my friend!

  15. Hi Cindy- Thank you so much for the feature! Thank you for hosting this link party – it’s always fun to read all the posts. Oh and I definitely decorate for the holidays over the course of numerous weekends. Every year things look different. I am glad that I am not the only one who takes this approach!

    1. We are decorating kindred spirits, Anna!

  16. I love all I’m seeing! How do I subscribe to the blog? I can’t see where to do that.

    1. Hi Naomi! You can subscribe in the sidebar of any blog post! Look below my picture for the section “Join our Journey” Thanks for stopping by!