Religious Christmas Decor?

Religious Christmas Decor?

Yesterday, my white Christmas tree arrived, and I couldn't be happier with it. It's up and completely decorated. Originally I was going to decorate it with a combination of silver and robin's egg blue ornaments (matte, gloss, and sparkly), but I wanted something simple and unfussy, so I decided on just silver. The tree adds so much brightness and lightness to my living and dining room— I am going to miss it come January when it is no longer set up.

What I am not going to miss is arguing with my boyfriend (we don't live together) about not adding LARGE silver angels to my tree. See, my boyfriend (a Christmas fanatic) has a whole basement full of Christmas decorations, among them the now infamous large silver angel ornaments (9 total).

Although beautiful, I felt hypocritical adding religious ornamentation to my tree — my reasoning being that I am not a religious person, so why would I add angels to my tree? His argument being that Christmas is a Christian-based holiday and, because of it, my argument holds no water. We ultimately decided not to argue any more, and just left the angels off the tree — plus, I had plenty of ornaments to decorate with.

Since I am sure that I am not the only one in this situation, I wanted to get your feedback: how many of you who are not exceptionally religious decorate with religious ornamentation? Is their a separation of church and decor in your home? What about homes with dwellers of different religions, how do you incorporate multiple winter holidays into a single home?

Image: Macy's

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