In last year’s post, T Side / L Side: Holiday Wrapping, we introduced you to our homes and our own personal design styles. We each have our own “side” or way of doing things, which makes us unique.When we plan our gift wrap for the holidays and ways to decorate our spaces and make them festive, these distinct styles carry through. With Chanukkah starting tonight and Christmas just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to recreate last year’s post and give you some last minute ideas of how to wrap and decorate for the holidays. It is truly an amazing experience to be celebrating Thanksgiving and Chanukkah together this year. We really wanted to take advantage of this opportunity and include aspects of both holidays into one cohesive look. Here are our different takes on this concept.


T Side: This year, my overall look takes on a rustic edge with a little bit of glam. It mixes the feeling I get during the Fall season with the traditional blue and white of Chanukkah. I incorporated in pine cone details to tie my whole look together.

My gifts are wrapped in festive pine cone print and navy blue craft paper. I tied them up with all different textured ribbon and twine in shades of blue and orange.
My chanukkiyah is on display with these beautiful decorative tea lights and pine cone accents.
This dreidel garland really adds a touch of sparkle to my fireplace. Not bad for a white elephant gift huh?
I fell in love with these miniature pine cones as soon as I saw them, and knew they would be good for trading out my regular potpourri.



L Side: As this is Ava’s first Chanukkah, I thought it would be fun to focus on that concept and even include her in my decor. A little bit of burlap, a lot of craft paper, and adorable photos really go a long way. 

Each gift showcases a photograph of the recipient with Ava in lieu of a card. Mini pumpkins left over from my Halloween display add color when mixed into the pile of gifts. Each night, I will be reading a Chanukkah story to my little girl from her fun collection from Grandma. They are out and ready to go.
This burlap remained in my tray from my Halloween decor. I mixed in a Fall scented candle in lieu of the skull that sat here before.

A little burlap adds a rustic touch even to this glamorous candle display.

“Sometimes we are the same, sometimes we are different, but we are always twin sisters.” As you can see, we each have our own style when it comes to wrapping and decorating for the holidays. In your own holiday decor, which “side” do you relate to most? Wishing all of our readers a wonderful Thanksgiving and a very Happy Chanukkah. Happy Holidays from Side by Side Design!

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