5 Decorating Ideas for Tree Classics’ Christmas Stockings

Christmas stockings

Hanging stockings from the mantel is one of the oldest traditions of the holiday season. Aside from being a common mantel or banister accessory, stockings represent the spirit of giving and the excitement of receiving treats as Christmas morning draws near. Decorating with Christmas stockings is a holiday tradition that not only adds Christmas spirit to your home but also brings happiness to loved ones and guests.

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Fresh Autumn Salads for Your Family to Enjoy

Salads are a great way to enjoy the nutrient-rich bounty of autumn. These colorful concoctions allow you to add a couple of servings of vegetables and fruits into your diet in a fun and flavorful way. In this post, Tree Classics shares a selection of refreshing salad recipes that will tickle the palate and help keep you fit and healthy.

Autumn Chopped Salad by IowaGirlEats.com

Autumn Chopped Salad
Delicious Autumn Chopped Salad


Featuring bite-sized ingredients, this healthy salad is fun and easy to consume. But what makes the Autumn Chopped Salad from Iowa Girl Eats even more interesting is the contrasting sweet and salty flavors scattered throughout its mixture of lettuce, pears, apples, cranberries and peanuts. Topped off with bacon, this tasty and crunchy delight is perfect for those looking for a filling treat.

Roasted Squash, Apple and Cipollini Onion Salad by WholeLiving.com

Roasted Squash, Apple and Cipollini Onion Salad
A Scrumptious Salad Made of Roasted Squash, Apples and Cipollini Onion


This easy-to-make salad showcases a striking tang that’s almost exotic to the taste. Featuring some of the celebrated crops of the season, the salad by Whole Living highlights a sweet apple and onion mixture on green leafy watercress. Topped with squash and walnuts, this crispy treat not only satisfies your cravings, but also gives your dining table a colorful touch that mirrors the season.

Escarole Salad with Blue Cheese Toasts Recipe from Chow.com

Escarole Salad with Blue Cheese Toasts Recipe
Spanish-style Escarole Salad


This Spanish-inspired salad from Chow is mouthwatering with escarole dressed with peppers, salt, orange juice and vinegar. The zesty salad is topped with cheesy toasts for an exciting overall flavor.

Autumn Spinach Salad Recipe from TasteOfHome.com

Autumn Spinach Salad
A Flavorful Autumn Spinach Salad


Rich flavors burst from this delightful treat by Taste of  Home. Tossed with vinaigrette, the Autumn Spinach Salad features a perfect combination of fresh baby spinach, chopped celery, pears, cranberries and pecans. If you are the adventurous type, dash it with hot pepper sauce for that interesting kick.

Green Salad with Pear and Bacon from Babble.com

Green Salad with Pear and Bacon
A Delectable Green Salad Topped with Crunchy Bacon


The smoky goodness of bacon, combined with the rich savory buttermilk is divine, especially with olive oil and lemon
juice added into the mix. But when sweet pear slices are thrown in, the entire salad becomes nothing short of sensational. The lettuce, which is a classic salad green, is where all the rich flavors converge. A healthy side dish, this salad from Babble can also stand on its own as a meal.

Enjoy the feast of fall produce by trying out these delectable recipes. Relish the flavors of vegetables and fruits that are abound to appreciate nature’s gifts for the season.

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5 Ornament Wreath Ideas for the Holidays

If you have a good number of old ornaments tucked away in an old box or some recyclables lying around, or you just have some time to spare and are willing to purchase a few items, these creative ornament wreath ideas from Tree Classics will help you put a twist on your yearly holiday home decorations by creating a wreath made entirely out of ornaments.

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How to Choose the Ideal Christmas Tree

Arctic White Pine Artificial Christmas Tree

As the centerpiece of your holiday celebration, the Christmas tree is the single most important piece of décor for the season. That being the case, there are a myriad of varieties and optional add-ons in the market today. This post shows you how to choose a Christmas tree that will grace your home as part of your holiday tradition for many years to come.

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Tree Classics’ Favorite Recipes: Labor Day Party Treats

The Labor Day weekend provides an opportunity to unwind and dedicate extra time to do the things you otherwise can’t, such as out-of-town trips and family getaways. If a trip isn’t possible, however, you can invite friends and loved ones over for a backyard picnic or get-together. Even the smallest of gatherings can be memorable, and preparations do not have to be complicated. Just be sure to have some tasty snacks and beverages prepared for an afternoon of laughter, and the simple pleasure of conversation.

The following Labor Day recipes will ensure that your guests leave in high spirits and with a full stomach. These Labor Day party treats are proof that delicious snacks and desserts do not require elaborate recipes and exotic ingredients. Give the labor of love and attention to the food you prepare during the long weekend and see how huge a difference some creativity and effort can make.
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5 Labor Day Weekend Ideas to Help Ensure a Productive Holiday

As the sunny season bids farewell, Labor Day weekend allows for a last hurrah before summer ends and the colder autumn weather creeps in. As one of the last long weekends of the year, this is a great opportunity to catch up on anything that has been put off for the earlier part of the year. Whether it’s something as simple as reading a book from end to end, or as ambitious as a DIY room renovation, this post presents a few Labor Day weekend ideas to help you keep the long weekend productive and stress-free.

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Back to Basics: Spruce Up Your Home for the Fall

The beginning of autumn marks the end of summer, and it can be quite cold. If you know where to look, however, this can also be one of the most colorful times of the year. With the transitional season just a few weeks away, now is the time to start planning your home décor so you can make your final adjustments just as the leaves outside begin to fall.

Taking inspiration from trees and foliage turning into earthy hues of chocolate, pumpkin, and mustard yellow, this post shows you how to spruce up your home with a few touches of seasonal color and decorative accents in each room. Continue reading

A Senior Citizens’ Day Celebration to Remember

In 1988, US President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847 declaring the 21st of August as National Senior Citizens’ Day. This day has since been reserved to honor the country’s revered elders. As post–World War II baby boomers, today’s older generations have much to do with the rapid growth of the economy, and the unprecedented protection of human rights in America, for which all future generations can be thankful.

With this in mind, today’s post features some activities for senior citizens that will allow them to both have fun and remember the reason behind this special day. If you are a member of the respected elderly, this post is dedicated to you. Continue reading

Pre-lit vs. Unlit: Compare & Contrast Artificial Trees

Amid the baking of Christmas cookies, wrapping of gifts, and playing of Christmas carols lies the center of the holiday festivities—your Christmas tree. It is the focal point around which all the other holiday traditions revolve, such as opening gifts, caroling, and family photo-taking. As such, choosing the right tree for your home is a very important decision. Continue reading

Coffee Recipes from Around the World


It’s National Coffee Month, and we’d like to celebrate by taking a trip around the world with a list of easy-to-make and accessible coffee recipes from all around the globe Have some guests over to sample them all, or choose a favorite to introduce to a small group of coffee-lovers.

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