Decorating for Christmas is one of my all-time favorite activities. In college, my roommate and I had a "celebration tree" that stayed up from fall break through St. Patrick's Day. Ours usually doesn't make it that long, but I still love to pull out the ornaments—glass and glitter, owls and souvenirs. This year, we also got to hang an Advent calendar that my mom made for my dad when they were dating and a tree skirt hand-beaded by my grandmother. Since this is my first Christmas away from my parents and siblings, it's nice to be surrounded by some touches of family. As for the EPIC process of decorating our tiny apartment, I'll spare you the details and let the pictures speak for themselves. Happy Holiday Season!