It’s already only ONE MONTH until Valentine’s Day. And I just took down my Christmas decorations yesterday! I enjoyed celebrating the 12 days of Christmas and didn’t rush to get them put up.
A couple of times in the last 15 or so years I’ve left a “Christmas” tree up for more than just the Christmas season.
Back when the girls were in elementary school we left a tiny tree on the entry table and decorated it for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, baseball season, and Memorial/Independence Day. I don’t remember any other holidays so we might have taken it down at the end of the summer.
Then, when Jordann was in high school she wanted a tree to decorate for her birthday. (If you click on that link, please excuse the quality of the photos… that was a while ago on my old yucky camera!) You can see it decorated for Halloween here. And here for Thanksgiving.
This year my sister kept her tree up for my niece’s birthday on January 9. But I think they’ll be putting it up as soon as it warms up enough for them to get into the attic.
I first planned to leave one of my little trees out to photograph Christmas ornaments for Etsy throughout the year. But until I need it for that purpose I’ll keep it decorated for the current holiday. Right now it’s a Valentine tree.
I bought these chocolate covered strawberries several years ago at Room With a Past. I think they were in Mandi’s space. Don’t worry, they’re plastic.
I’ve also been collecting vintage Valentine postcards for years so I’m displaying some of them on the bottom shelf under the tree.
If you’re looking for more Valentine’s Day decor ideas, you might also like these articles:
- 15-Minute DIY Valentine Pillow
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- 29 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts
- Valentine’s Day Garland
Or you can follow my Valentine’s Day board on Pinterest:
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
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