How to Recycle an Artificial Christmas Tree


If you took our advice on last week’s post and have just purchased a new artificial Christmas tree, what are your options for disposing of the old one? Rather than simply throwing your old tree in the dump, Tree Classics presents a number of alternatives that will help put your old tree to good use. Continue reading

Best Times to Buy an Artificial Christmas Tree

The beauty of an artificial tree lasts from season to season, and investing in a high-quality tree will put smiles on your loved ones’ faces for years to come. Unlike real trees, you can purchase artificial trees year-round to better meet your family’s budget needs. For extra savings on a topnotch tree that will last, consider doing some holiday shopping during the following sale times. Continue reading

Fiesta-themed Christmas in July Party

Celebrate Christmas in the warmth and vibrant colors of the summer season with a themed Christmas in July party. Having a strong theme for your party presents a great opportunity to come up with creative and fun ideas for entertaining guests over the summer. In this post, we feature some of our favorite ideas for our chosen theme: A Christmas in July Fiesta.

A Christmas fiesta can be a welcome change from the white Christmases we have all come to know and love. From recipes to decorating tips, this post will show you how to throw a party your guests will remember until Christmas in December.

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5 Christmas in July Perfect Party Favors

Christmas Party Decorations

Beach Pail

A Beach Pail

Here’s a party favor that kids will surely love. Purchase a few small beach pails at the dollar store and fill them with summer goodies, such as kids’ sunglasses, paper umbrellas, and some colorful candies. Place a short note to say thanks to your grateful guests.

Personalized Bubbles

Bubbles

Turn you Christmas in July party favor magical by combining it with some adorable bubbles. Buy pre-packaged bubble kits and create your own custom labels to stick around the bottle. You can even personalize the labels with your guests’ initials or just say ‘Thank You’ in green and red.

Summer Ornaments

Glass Christmas Ball

Take your crafting skills up a notch and make customized ornaments for your guests to take home and hang on the Christmas tree during the holidays. You can use summer themes so that your guests won’t forget the great time they had at the party. Take inspiration from the beach and create a seaside-themed ornament made of clear glass. Fill it with some sand and tiny seashells and then tie it using a ribbon with the date of the party.

Homemade Photo Booth

Star Christmas Ornament with Photograph

Capture exciting moments at the party and turn them into fun party favors for your guests. Set up a homemade photo booth and give your guests some goofy Christmas props, such as Santa hats, Santa beards, candy canes, and other Christmas décor, to wear in the photos. You could even arrange a Christmas-themed backdrop or use a white sheet. Then set up a Polaroid or digital camera on a timer, or ask one of your guests to be the photographer. Have the photos printed at the end of the night and let the guests take then home as mementos. You can also print them off later and send them to guests in the mail.

Summer Stocking

Christmas Sock Ornament

For a cool spin on the traditional goody bag, pick out a fresh pack of men’s and women’s socks and separate them into pairs. Full them up with goodies for guests to take home. Tie red or green ribbons around the tops of each pair to designate boy or girl ‘stockings’.

 

 

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5 Festive Christmas in July Invitation Ideas

As summer makes its way across the country, another Christmas in July season comes with it. This time of year presents a great opportunity to beat the summer heat by recreating the joy of Christmas. Some choose to invite their closest friends for a cozy gathering while others have the entire neighborhood over for a backyard bonanza. Whichever you decide, be sure to announce your party with panache by reading these creative Christmas in July invitation ideas from Tree Classics. Continue reading

How to Create a Stars-and-stripes 4th of July Christmas Tree

Standing tall and proud in your living room or backyard, a stars-and-stripes Christmas tree is a great way to show off the colors of our flag for Independence Day. Decorating your tree to celebrate America’s independence is also a great excuse to get your artificial foliage out of storage early for this year’s Christmas in July festivities. Use it to showcase your patriotic trinkets, ornaments, and other 4th of July decorations, and create a conversation piece that will get your guests talking about the true spirit of the holiday.

This week, Tree Classics features a few tips that will help you create a memorable centerpiece for you and your guests on the upcoming 4th of July weekend. Continue reading

Fun Ways to Celebrate a Patriotic 4th of July Weekend

The 4th of July is fast approaching. The school year is coming to an end and summer is just around the corner. This weekend is a good opportunity to relax and take a load off with family and friends. As we do so, however, it’s also a great idea to take a step back and remember what it means to be an American.

On that note, Tree Classics has compiled a list of fun and patriotic ways to celebrate to celebrate our independence. Continue reading

Tree Classics’ Favorite Recipes: Energizing Breakfast Ideas

 

Waking up to a delicious breakfast is one of life’s great joys, especially if you get to enjoy it with your loved ones. If you can turn that delicious breakfast into a healthy one as well, it can help you get through the day with energy to spare for quality time with the family.

To augment your list of favorite recipes, this post presents a few energizing breakfast ideas that the whole family can enjoy. Continue reading

5 Worthwhile Father’s Day Family Destinations

Planning a Father’s Day vacation gives you the perfect excuse to get your father’s input on the subject without asking him outright to choose his own gift. Have some suggestions ready before broaching the topic rather than expecting him to just tell you where he wants to go. As with any family trip, it’s a good idea to make sure that there’s something for everyone to do.

To help you out, we’ve put together our list of unforgettable Father’s Day destinations where you and your family can spend quality time with dad and create unforgettable memories together. Continue reading

How to Decorate with Mirrors

Searching for ways to give your room more depth and a well-balanced look? Mirrors are an often overlooked means to decorate any space. Whether repurposed or new, they can be used in a multitude of ways, with minimal fuss. Learn how to decorate with mirrors like a pro with these tips from Tree Classics.

Hello, Sunshine

Mirrors are perfect for brightening up any room. They’re functional, pretty, and will help cut back on electricity costs, too. Position mirrors near windows to allow them to reflect natural light, and sit back to enjoy the effect.

TC tip: Choose mirrors that go well with the rest of your room’s décor. If you can’t find a perfect match, look for one with simple lines and colors. Should you decide to change things up in the future, your mirror will still complement the new design.

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