Homes are living, breathing beings. They have their own vibration, their own energy, and their own personality. Don’t agree? Have you ever walked into a place that was bare, sterile, and colored with neutrals? Compare that with walking into a well-decorated, lively home with warm colors.. Feels different, right?
The people and items within the home can also affect its vibration. Being in a space with a lot of tension or highly charged emotions can make you feel anxious or on edge. On the flip side, entering a place with loving relationships, bright conversation and fun is an entirely different experience.
Hopefully, your home (especially around the holidays) evokes the vibe of the latter.
The holidays are a time to spend with family and loved ones, but they can also be a busy and stressful time. There is a lot that goes into preparing for the holidays – whether that's cooking, cleaning, present wrapping, decorating… the list goes on. The goal is a happy and vibrant energy, even with the busyness and the to-do lists.
Here is a hack of mine – crystals.
I know, you’re surprised, right?
Add in some crystals while you are decorating for the holidays, setting up rooms for guests, or just tidying up before dinner. Boom! Instant vibe shift.
Crystals are great because they help you focus on what matters most this holiday season while also adding a touch of magic.
Here are some crystal suggestions you may want to keep in mind as you are prepping your space for the festivities:
Crystals For Holiday Decorating
Color: Yellow / Gold
Citrine crystals are associated with the sun, but they also promote prosperity and abundance. Citrine is sometimes called the merchant's stone because it was used to increase sales by merchants during the Middle Ages. Merchant reminds you a bit of all of that holiday shopping, yeah?
Citrine is a top-notch manifesting crystal, and keeping it in your space for the holidays is sure to keep the abundant, joyful, and bright vibrations front and center.
Pyrite is all about keeping you grounded, strong, and in control. It provides some stability in the hectic holiday season. It is also used often for confidence, perseverance, and to bring (and take) opportunities that you may have otherwise never experienced.
Also, it is sparkly, glittery, and gold. That is a holiday crystal if there ever was one!
Color: Clear / White
Clear quartz is a lovely crystal to use in the home during the holiday season. Clear quartz has been used for centuries to help with physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. It can be used for meditation as well. Clear quartz is also great for helping you focus on your goals or intentions, both personally and professionally. It helps you achieve them by aligning your thoughts with that desired outcome so that you may receive what it is that you need in order to accomplish these tasks.
In addition to its other benefits, clear quartz can be used during this time of year because it will bring positive energy into your home—which we all need right now!
Ruby in Zoisite
Color: Red/Pink in Green
Ruby in Zoisite is a beautiful stone that can be used for decorating your home for the holidays. It has a deep red color and is known as the stone of love. If you're looking for an elegant crystal to decorate with, this one is perfect!
This stone is also great at releasing the past and things that you may be holding on to. It helps to forgive and move forward with confidence and excitement.
Finally, Ruby in Zoisite rounds itself out by bringing in the energy of empathy and appreciation – for others and for yourself.
Red Jasper is a stone of grounding and protection, so it can be used to keep you grounded during an intense holiday season. Red Jasper is also a stone of courage and determination, which can help you stay focused on what’s important this time of year. Further, it's considered a stone of physical strength—so if you're hosting your family for the holidays or are going on a trip, this would make an excellent choice.
Red Jasper is also said to promote love in relationships; this makes sense because its color reminds us of passion. Get the love in the air for the season by having some Red Jasper in common areas like the living room or dining room!
Amethyst is a purple stone and it's known for its calming properties. It helps you feel peaceful and can help with stress, insomnia, digestion, and more. Digestion and calming… sounds perfect for Christmas! Amethyst may be the key to a good meal, high vibe after supper conversations, and a calm and restful sleep after the festivities.
Other Ways To Use Crystals In Your Home
You can place your crystals throughout your home – whether that be on shelves, bookcases, windowsills or ledges. You can also put them in your houseplants, or near doors and entrances for different levels of protection or energy flow.
You can also bring crystals in for specific uses. Here are some holiday crystal uses that I recommend:
🎄Altars: Holiday altars are always a great way to keep your crystals at the forefront of your home both physically and energetically. Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, a yule-themed altar that includes some seasonal offerings and stones.
🎄Ornaments: Seriously, crystal tree ornaments are a thing. Grab some online and deck out that tree with good vibes.
🎄Crystal Grids: The energy of the holidays can be big– positively or negatively. Channel the vibrations you’d like to keep around with crystal grids. These can be as simple or as elaborate as you’d like – just make sure you choose crystals that match the intentions you are looking for.
Crystals can be a beautiful way to decorate your home this holiday season. Raising the vibrational energy in your space can seriously uplevel your holiday experience, so do not be shy to grab those crystals and liven it up.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season. Remember – crystals can be used for many purposes and their beauty doesn't just come from their appearance but also from their energy and power. So go out there and start collecting those crystals!