We are knee-deep in the December holidays…Hanukkah began a few days ago and Christmas is but two weeks away. Feeling a little more like a Grinch than Mrs. Claus? We hear you, the holidays are supposed to be one thing (magical, beautiful) but there's also tons of stress involved. This week, we're working on reinvigorating our holiday spirit by immersing ourselves in photos of glowing lights, easy crafts, and all the other trimmings of the season. Just one look at a themed Christmas tree or a post-modern menorah and we're back in the swing of things. Naturally, Pinterest totally delivers: the site is so perfect for inventive holiday ideas. Click through for the best of the festive bunch — and be prepared to be de-Scrooged.
Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.