I don’t know about you, but I’m a little bit, shall we say… Grinch-y about holiday decorations. I know, I KNOW — nobody likes a Grinch. (Even though his heart did grow three sizes in the end.) I mean, sure, putting decorations up is all well and good, but between taking them down and having to find somewhere to store them in my always too-small closets the remaining 11 months of the year, trimming the tree and decking the halls aren’t always my favorite activities. But these bookish holiday ornaments — decorations perfect for any book-lover — are cute enough to change even the Grinchiest of holiday decorators’ minds. Yep, even mine. And, after all, the holiday season IS all about joy and love, am I right? And what gives bookworms more feelings of joy and love than books and an assortment of baubles inspired by them?
Whether you’re looking for some last-minute decorations to brighten up your own holiday season, or are hunting for some stocking stuffers for the book lovers you love, these book inspired holiday decorations are exactly what you’re looking for. Check out these 20 totally bookish holiday decorations that you’ll want to deck your halls with all year ‘round — or, at the very least, all winter long.
1. Sassy Bookworm
Fun fact: the term “bookworm” comes from an actual creature — the book borer, a type of insect that actually consumes books and other fibrous materials. This bright, blown-glass bookworm won’t be eating real books anytime soon, but it’s just cute enough to hang on your holiday tree.
2. Miniature Leather Books
3. Snow-capped LFLs
4. Bookish Mouse
5. Wintery Garland
6. Bright Angel
Handcrafted from coiled, recycled printed materials, this ornament hails all the way from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — and your purchase goes directly towards supporting the efforts of the woman who made it. A holiday decoration that gives back is the best kind.