Happy holidays, everyone!!! I always give in and decorate for Christmas just a little bit earlier than everyone (in the world— lol), but it makes me so happy I can’t stop. Christmas is by FAR my favorite time to be at home. We leave our trees illuminated 24/7 and I love the way the rooms are always glowing—it just stops me in my tracks and makes me feel like we’re living in some sort of Hallmark movie (haha—but with better writing). HOLIDAY MAGIC is where it’s at.

First of all, let me say I had the cutest little helper on the day we did these photos. She was out of school for Thanksgiving break and she loves to help me anytime we decorate rooms. ? I’m so proud!

These bottle brush trees are one of my ongoing collections. You can’t really have too many, so I buy a few more every year!

I love these flocked trees, this glittery set, and these pink ones.

This is SUCH a good Santa year for us. Nova is so obsessed with her elf and curious about Santa … but still too sweet and innocent to really think of anything she actually wants. So she mainly just writes them love letters—the best!

I have to say, Joanna Gaines really won my heart with this letters to Santa box. It’s my favorite addition to our holiday decor this year … and trust me, it’s going to get very full. Haha.

My heart is so full! Also here’s a dog spotting since people always message me about whether we still have dogs (yes, we still have and love Dolly and Suki!).

Our ornament collection is a mishmash of sentimental ornaments and homemade. When we were newlyweds, we started buying one special ornament each year. This year, we added a few from China and a few from Magic Kingdom.

Four stockings this year!!! My heart is exploding. I was surprised West Elm was still carrying the stocking we got Nova two years ago, so we added one for Marigold too.

This little area above our play kitchen has randomly become a spot we decorate seasonally. I found my letter board at Target.

The Elf on the Shelf is such a special tradition!Here’s a link to my advent calendar (one of my favorite DIYs of all time). And here’s our exterior!

If you have any other questions about sources, or really anything, let me know in the comments!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS from my home to yours! xx- Elsie

Credits // Author: Elsie Larson. Photography: Amber Ulmer. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.