{These Are a Few of My Favorite Things}: Holiday Favorites!

When it comes to the holidays, I think it's safe to say that most people have their little list of things they look forward to most during the season. And believe me, I'm no exception. I have quite a few favorite holiday things. So I thought... why not share them with you? So here you have it... my short list of the things I love most during Christmas time. First up on my list are holly berries...

Because what's not love about a beautiful wreath with little pops of color throughout? Holly berries are definitely one of my favorite ways to use nature in my decor.

Next on my list would definitely be ornaments! Because whether it's a handmade ornament or one that's been passed on through generations, each ornament truly does have a story behind it and I love that!

What's the next on my list, you ask? That would definitely have to be all kinds of winter fun. From sipping hot cocoa to snow sledding, there is never a shortage of fun stuff to get into during this time of year.

And since I'm such a foodie, I cannot go without mentioning holiday baking! Christmas cookies are so fun to make, plus not to mention tasty! A tradition in my family is to make batches of different kinds!


A landscape blanketed in snow is definitely on my lists of favorites. Because what is Winter time without a little snowfall? Okay, maybe that's silly to say! But you can't deny that snowflakes make Christmas feel a little more special.

Up next on my list would definitely be pretty holiday drinks! Because what better time to get creative than this? I love these festive little stirrers! The perfect thing to serve up at a holiday party.

Speaking of holiday parties... one of things I love most about them is the fact that they give you an excuse to go shopping! Because getting something new to wear is always fun! Am I right? Plus, it's definitely fun to play hostess during this time of year.

And what's last on my list, you ask? That would definitely be the snow days! Oh, and snowy kisses of course. There's nothing sweeter than cuddling up with the one you love and getting snowed in for the day... So tell me, would any of these make your list of holiday favorites? Oh, and which colors are you favorites?

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Chrissy Arpie Ott

Chrissy Arpie Ott is the founder of The Perfect Palette. Since its launch in 2008, The Perfect Palette has been the go-to color resource for couples who dream of a unique, creative and colorful wedding day.

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43 Comments " {These Are a Few of My Favorite Things}: Holiday Favorites! "

Closet Fashionista December 14, 2011

Ooh love these! 3-5 are my favorites, especially 5 :D

Taylor Greggory

Such a creative post!! I love these. Whoa :)

Kate ~ Wedding Bells

Wow =) What an amazing round up of holiday ideas. I'm in agreement with you on all of these.

Bride on a Mission

Oh my goodness. I love ALL of these. My favorites though are the 'Snow Days', the 'xmas ornaments' and the 'Winter Scenery' - SOOO pretty!

Brenda's Wedding Blog December 14, 2011

I love these - even though I don't really like the cold, the holiday season makes me warm and cozy with fireplaces, hot cocoa and being with family and friends.


Beautiful! You're making me so excited for the holidays!

The Dainty Doll's House December 14, 2011

Wonderful..the snowy scenes are my favourite at Christmas, just wonderful :) xx

Emma Lancaster

Beautiful, Chrissy =)

Courtney Erin December 14, 2011

These are all so pretty and get me so inspired and excited by the holidays!

xoxo ~ Courtney


I'm loving #2, #4 and #8! So festive!

Hannah and Hope

Oh wow! #2 is stunning. Love blues during winter

Bonnie December 14, 2011

I love Christmas ornaments and snow days! You never get too old for a snow day. :)
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leah loves

beautiful. I really like the 'winter fun' one :)


Do you ever run out of amazing ideas? Truly inspiring.

Alexa December 14, 2011

Love the green wellies.


Beautiful. I love that picture of the couple kissing ~ pretty!

Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} December 14, 2011

#3 is my favorite color palette! But snow days are my favorite winter thing :-)

norah woods

I love snow days and snowy kisses. :)

The Demoiselle December 14, 2011

hope you're not asking me to choose - because I CAN'T!!! They're all too lovely!


These are super pretty. And yes, these all would be on my list of favorites too. Especially the holiday parties.

Jenna December 14, 2011

So creative

gia love

Really like this post. Great layout. Wonderful images.

Kathryn December 14, 2011

Amazingggg!! You're making me so excited for the next few weeks!!

la petite coquine December 14, 2011

I'm grinning so hard I think I might stretch my face!

Tamra {walkswithBella} December 14, 2011

Ummm I love thse all!!!!! The baby blue one is so beautiful.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE December 14, 2011

Oh I love these all too! And this post! And the palettes :) xoxo

Allie Love

Pretty and so so inspiring, Chrissy =)

Jenna December 14, 2011


Sandra Downie {The White Library} December 15, 2011

The blue and green inspiration is so pretty. Purple is overlooked, but love how you showed how it is still very quite festive this time of year.

Tara December 15, 2011

How sweet! Love this post!

navy and orange December 15, 2011

how cute is that wedding photo?!

xoxo navy & orange

Diana December 15, 2011

You always find beautiful photos! I love your list! xoxo Merry Christmas. My fav is the couple kissing in the car, gorgeous!

Stephanie Elizabeth {Fab You Bliss} December 15, 2011

Love these! Such pretty holiday color inspiration :-)

Gina December 15, 2011

Festive Drinks & Holiday Cookies would be at the top of my list! My favorite colors are the ones used for Winter Fun - but it was hard to just pick one!

Rhiannon December 15, 2011

Festive drinks?! Yes please :)

Beth December 15, 2011

these are so well put together, and wonderful color combinations. i am also rather in love with the hair of the girl in the Winter Scenery palette. Are you able to reference where you found it?

Clara Turbay December 15, 2011

lovely choices!

Jessica December 16, 2011

The festive drink combo is so cool because it's not your "usual" holiday colors.

Wedding Car December 17, 2011

The pictures are very beautiful! Amazing photography work. Thanks for Sharing..

Ruth (@MyLoveWeddRing) December 17, 2011

Ooh, all very beautiful, but I think palette 5 has to be the absolute favourite!

Melissah from Scrapbook December 17, 2011

I am just loving all the holiday inspiration - I have fallen in love with your blog! I just stumbled across your blog & so glad I did! I have signed up as your latest follower. I look forward to popping back for some more inspiration!

Wrapped Couture December 19, 2011

These are all great. Love the winter scenery! Makes me miss home a bit.

Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) December 23, 2011

So creative of you (why am I not surprised?) to match each wintertime/holiday favorite with a fabulous palette! Have a very Merry Christmas, Chrissy!

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