Gnome Holiday Decor
Hey Elf on the Shelf, you’ve been replaced. It’s all about gnomes now.
As I asked on twitter, how did gnomes suddenly become a Christmas thing? Do the elves know about this? Are they cool with it?
Not that I’m complaining. I love gnomes. I love gnomes so much that they were the topic of my first magazine (more on that backstory here). In Kindergarten when the teacher asked us to name a word starting with G, I said “gnome,” because it was my favorite word, but she wouldn’t accept it because it didn’t have a G sound and she didn’t want to confuse a classroom of kids who couldn’t read yet. I obviously never fully recovered from this incident, though it was great early preparation for having my work rejected and edited.
If you’re ready to embrace all things gnome, silent G included, here are my favorite ways to decorate with gnomes this season.
Gnome holiday sweaters
Gnomes are now an option for tacky Christmas sweaters–bonus points if it has a clever pun. 10/10 would wear this in public. I’ve bought not one but two gnome-themed holiday sweaters this year because gnomes are my spirit animal. Spirit animals plural? I really should get this grammar thing down. I’m a professional.
Gnome tree ornaments
Gnomes in the home
Need a holiday pillow? There’s a gnome item for that, too.
A gnome door
Repurpose fairy garden items from the spring to make a gnome door in your house to add to the magic.