I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree…
The opening lines of Joyce Kilmer’s classic poem, ‘Trees,’ perhaps best captures the marvelous beauty of nature. Truly, a tree evokes many wondrous feelings, making it such a fitting symbol of the season of life and love. A traditional holiday centerpiece, it also plays host to many merry holiday practices that have been with us far longer than anyone can remember.
Families look forward to recreating this magical setting in their home each year. Fortunately, there are artificial Christmas trees that are so realistic you would be enticed to give it a closer second or third look just to make sure. The Classic Fraser Fir from Tree Classics is just that.
Food is a source of comfort for many of us. What better way to free your body and mind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life than by relaxing with some classic home recipes. Traditional comfort food soothes our senses because it reminds us of warm, joyous childhood memories. Give yourself a break with these ten refreshing favorites:
Mac and Cheese
Although this dish has its origins in Italy, baked macaroni and cheese has become a classic American food since it was introduced to the country in the 18th Century. Who wouldn’t be elated by this creamy blend of pasta and cheese? Even a spoonful is enough to make you feel cozy.
Kids love the holiday season – who wouldn’t with all the merriment and excitement? Sometimes, though, the real essence of Christmas is drowned out by all the glamor. With treats and gifts having become trademarks of the season, these images easily become the symbols of Christmas for children. Instill the timeless values of Christmas in your kids this season with these ideas:
Spreading Joy by Giving
The core of Christmas is selflessness and giving. Teach your kids to make the season a truly joyous one by making other people happy. Spend a weekend with your kids cleaning out each other’s closets. Set aside clothes, shoes, and toys that are still in good condition and go to the nearest Salvation Army station to donate these. Better yet, tie ribbons around the toys and clothes, search for a shelter near your home, and personally give these simple gifts to them. Continue reading “Mom Talk Mondays: Teaching your Kids Christmas Values” →
Fall is a most anticipated season with its beautiful colors and crisp air, beckoning us to go outdoors and relish nature’s beauty. The cozy ambiance of the season also heralds Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends. Welcome your Thanksgiving guests with much love with these homemade gift ideas:
A wreath is a lovely decorative piece that symbolizes life and love. A homemade wreath gives a sense of uniqueness and warmth, making it a meaningful gift for loved ones that they can display on their porch. An autumn wreath is simple to make, as well as versatile. Starting from the basic grapevine wreath, choose other materials based on your preferred theme. Berry sprigs, flowers, ribbons, dried wheat, and even dried corn cobs all bring a touch of autumn to the front porch. The possibilities are endless with flowers coming in bright colors or more neutral hues. Dark red, bright yellow and pale orange hues work well with a few white elements. You can work with a few small bouquets of hydrangea arranged on one side or a few large flowers grouped together at the bottom part of the wreath. Add berry and tiny flower sprigs or a bow to complement the design. For a more countryside appeal, use dried grass or corn cobs accentuated by a few flowers.
There’s nothing more magical than snow falling and transforming the outdoors into a shimmering, enchanting scene. Kids and adults alike can’t help but press their noses on the window pane to take a closer look at this winter wonderland.
It is only fitting that winter also heralds the coming of a magical holiday. Winter creates the best setting for the Christmas season, which is all about warmth – from the steaming hot chocolate and pot roast to the cozy gatherings brimming with love. With the beautiful landscape and the chilly weather, you can’t help but find joy in everything around you and want to give everyone a hug. No wonder many of us want to recreate this captivating ambiance in our homes. For families who do, Tree Classics offers the perfect tree: the Arctic White Pine. Continue reading “Charming Space Saver: Arctic White Pine” →