My approach to Christmas decorating tends more toward the One Big Gesture school of thought than the Million Tiny Treasures approach.
It's purely personal taste. I'd just far rather spend my decorating time drinking rum and eggnog than hanging things on trees. Plus, I'm allergic to pine needles.
So when we moved into our current home, I was thrilled to see that the previous owners had left their soccer balls behind. I knew exactly what I was going to do with them.
Several layers of newspaper and glue later, I was ready for a final coat of festive Christmas wrap and a coat of varnish to make everything shiny.
Sorry about the picture quality. I should probably have gone outside and taken it from there. But see all that snow? That means it's COLD. And, for today at least, I'm allergic to that, too!