TAKING DOWN THE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
The Festive Decor of 2023
Who doesn’t love a good holiday decoration? They make us happy (and might even improve well-being!) But there’s always that one person who goes overboard, like covering their home in lights or putting up a tree before Halloween. Well, this weekend was the official “Take Down the Christmas Tree Day”. To celebrate the end of the holiday season, we checked out what happened in the world of Christmas décor in 2023. Here are some of the stories that caught our eye:
SAD BEIGE MOM
While Gen Z has participated in “Gaudy Christmas”, others are opting for more subdued decorations. Natalie Powell, known as the “Sad Beige Mom,” transformed her toddler’s plastic Christmas tree into a muted masterpiece. Armed with spray paint, Natalie embraced the beige lifestyle trend, opting for soft, neutral colors instead of the traditional red and green. The internet buzzed with opinions—some praised her creativity, while others questioned the tree’s winter spirit. Natalie defended her choice, emphasizing aesthetics and personal preference.
KIM K FILLS TUB WITH HOT CHOCOLATE
Kim Kardashian has made headlines for her unconventional Christmas decorations. This year, she decided to take her festive decor to a whole new level. Forget the usual tinsel and twinkling lights, instead the celebrity filled her tub with a mysterious brown liquid claiming it was hot chocolate. This was Kim’s way of fully embracing the “Elf on the Shelf” tradition, those pint-sized, mischievous elves that magically appear around the house during the holiday season. But instead of just moving them from shelf to shelf, Kim’s elves are causing a ruckus. She even shared a photo of the elves floating in the “hot chocolate”.
BARBIECORE SPREADS TO CHRISTMAS
2023 was the year of Barbie and Barbiecore has even made its way to decorating trends. Although some celebrities, such as Khloe Kardashian, have displayed pink Christmas trees for years, the trend caught on this year. Creators on TikTok shared their best advice for celebrating a Barbiecore Christmas. Phoebe Reynolds (@lifewpheebz) said that creating a vision board is an important step. Reynolds herself used Pinterest and Instagram to find the perfect “pink Christmas tree inspo.” Chazlyn Yvonne (@chazlyn.yvonne) suggested starting with larger ornaments first for an “Instagram-worthy” pink tree.