It's not life or death important, but it's important. At any giving time, I like for my home to be decorated for the next approaching holiday. Most months this works, and I can find something that needs celebrating. I did this as a single person (some seasons of life less than others), and it has carried over nicely into my family life. As an added bonus, it is really helping to teach my son about each holiday, and ready him as each approaches. So, just as soon as one holiday passes, I gather all of the decorations to one central location. Most every time they land in the center of my dining room table. I wrap them up and store them away for next year.
|Here's this year's St Patrick's Day pile, awaiting it's plastic storage bin|
I'm not big on spending a ton of money on decorations, and I like for each piece to remind me of where I got it or of who gave it to me. This makes each collection ever-growing and special. I try to add at least one decoration per holiday, per year. Making them from things I have on hand is typically the deal, unless I've found a treasure while visiting say, a sweet gift shop along the way.
Last year I made this Easter centerpiece for my kitchen table, entirely with items I had on hand. I wrapped a Christmas Cookie jar candle with old, scraps of pastel fabric and some Easter colored ribbon. I placed it on a placemat surrounded by Easter grass I had tucked away in my craft closet. The only thing I bought were some chocolate eggs, that I sprinkled around in the grass. This was so easy and I loved it so much, I may do it again this year!