Happy Holidays! {Plural}

Happy Holidays!

* Happy Holidays, to you! *  

All the holidays!

In case you’re new to the blog, we are mixed religion family over here. We celebrate Hanukkah AND Christmas in this house. Which means we get to double decorate! Wahoo! More holidays = more decorating, which is fine by me!

Mixing religions can be tricky any day of the year, but it can be extra tricky when it comes to holiday decorating. In the past, I’ve always allocated separate rooms for the separate holidays. This seemed a fair and balanced way to do it.

Except, it wasn’t really fair because good Hanukkah décor is SO hard to find. If you’re Jewish and you love home décor, or if you’ve ever tried to throw a Hanukkah party, then you KNOW what I am talking about. When you walk into a store it is usually decked out in Christmas—aisle after aisle of ornaments and santas and reindeer and elves. If you search hard, and you’re lucky, you might find a Hanukkah end cap. Usually they have at least one menorah, some chocolate gelt, a dreidel or two, and if you’re really lucky, perhaps a platter for those latkes. Oof. Where are my cute Hanukkah birds and pillow covers and ornaments and banners and snow globes???

I’m sad to say that holiday retail is not at its best when it comes to Hanukkah decorations.  The best resource I’ve found so far has been online shopping, especially on Etsy and Amazon. But I will give props to two of my favorite stores—Target and Pottery Barn—who always have Hanukkah sections. Even though their selections are small, they are quality, and I always find something I love.

Just in case you’re in the same predicament I’m in, here’s a list of some of my favorite Hanukkah goodies I’ve found this year and where to shop them:

 Clockwise, from top left:

1. Hanukkah Ball Lantern, Set of 6, $15 at Zion Judaica |  Shop it here

2. Hanukkah Stocking, $25 by BoutiqueDaf on Etsy  |  Shop it here

3. Gelt Tidbit Plates, Set of 4, $40 {on sale for $32} at Pottery Barn  |  Shop it here

4. Hanukkah Kitchen Towels, $5 at Target  |  Shop it here

5. Hanukkah Embroidered Pillow, $22 by BoutiqueDaf on Etsy  |  Shop it here

Clockwise, from top left:

1. Shalom Light-up Decoration Display, $69 at Zion Judaica  |  Shop it here

2. Happy Hanukkah/Beyond Blessed Pillow, $21.50 by EvelynHopeCollection on Etsy  |  Shop it here {pillow is reversible with a different message on each side}

3. Hanukkah Hologram Light Set, $18 at Zion Judaica  |  Shop it here

4. Hanukkah Tree Topper, $18 at Home Depot  |  Shop it here

5. Hanukkah Countdown Reversible Wood Blocks, $25 by HavingABlockParty on Etsy  |  Shop it here

6. Luxurious Ceramic Latke Platter & Dip Dish, $74 at Zion Judaica  |  Shop it here

Although I try to supplement our Hanukkah decor with handmade décor, it usually ends up that our Christmas room looks festive and merry, and our Hanukkah room looks a bit, shall we say, underdressed. So this year, I thought I’d try something different and mix it up. Literally. It’s all mixed together. So when you see our home tour in the coming days, you’ll find Jewish stars on our Christmas tree, dreidels next to Santa, and our menorah nestled into winter greens. It might not be everyone’s taste, but it works for us!

Another thing that works for us is trying to keep the majority of our decorations winter-focused, rather than holiday specific. That means lots of snowflakes, snowmen, ice skates, pinecones, berries, winter greens, and deer. The great thing about these types of decorations is that you can leave them up all winter long. Plus, winter-friendly décor = less post-holiday clean up 🙂

Can’t wait to show you what I came up with on our holiday home tour, coming soon!

-Shayna

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