We've lived in this house for 2.5 years, and out of three Christmases, this is the first year I've actually put some thought and effort into decorating. Two years ago, we barely had a tree and stockings hanging from the mantle (but Elsie didn't have a stocking). Last year, we didn't have a tree, but we had stockings. The kids' stockings were the generic red ones that I got 50% off (so, $.50 each) after Christmas two years ago.
So, yeah. This is the year I put on my grown-up decorator pants. And this is what I came up with--except I forgot to take pictures of the dining room, so I'll have to take care of that tomorrow.