One thing is true about early decorating. You get to experiment. My Merry Christmas banner did not look right anywhere I tried to suspend it. It needed more sparkling embellishments which I never got around to doing. So I went with something different for the mirror.
Snowflakes, a couple of silver balls, and tinsel produced this look.
Merry Christmas ended up on a shelf in the utility room.
Simple kitchen garland may be my favorite.
I love decorating for Christmas, but am never completely satisfied with the decorations. Guess I have glanced through too many magazines. Have a great day!