Tinsel Application and Safety Tips

Tinsel seems like a relatively easy Christmas decoration to apply because all you need to do is pull it out of the bag and throw it over the tree, right? Not quite. Even though you’ll probably have a lot of fun hanging the tinsel on your Christmas tree this year, there are a few important considerations that can ensure a great look and maximum safety for everyone in the home.

tinsel garland

1. Hanging Tinsel Low

It’s pretty, sparkly and lights up your tree with a magical aura that really brings your decor to life. This dramatic effect might make you just want to hang tinsel on everything in the home, but this can be dangerous when pets and young children are around. Never hang tinsel on the lower half of your Christmas tree, since this increases the risk of a pet or child accidentally ingesting or choking on a piece of the material. Although tinsel seems harmless, a child or pet ingesting the material could be fatal, so it’s crucial that you keep tinsel out of the reach of your four-legged friends and crawling children.

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Planning a Holiday Party to Remember

It’s beginning to look—and feel—a lot like Christmas. But planning this year’s holiday party doesn’t have to feel like just another item to check off the to-do list! You can have fun organizing a dinner party that will give your guests a touch of the peace and community that the holiday season is really all about.

Holiday Table Setting by Jen Lutz

So take a deep breath, get a piece of paper, put on some soft Christmas music, curl up by your Christmas tree, and enjoy planning the holiday party that your friends and family are sure to remember.

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History of Christmas Decorations

There are several classic Christmas decorations we put up year after year without ever taking a step back and asking ourselves questions like, “Why am I putting a tree inside my home?” Do you wonder how and why these strange traditions began? Perhaps it’s the origin of Christmas decorating traditions that have made them endure through the years. Learning the origins of your favorite Christmas decor trends could provide insight that gives your holiday decorating a little more purpose this year.

Christmas Trees

Grand Fir Christmas Tree

Every year, millions of Americans purchase fresh or artificial Christmas trees to display inside their homes with strings of lights, colorful balls and shiny strips of decorative material. The tradition dates all the way back to 16th century Germany, when devout Christians decorated trees in their homes, or created wood pyramids to decorate with evergreens when trees were less abundant. Continue reading “History of Christmas Decorations”

How to Get the Classic Christmas Look

There are always new trends emerging when it comes to decorating your home for Christmas, but sometimes you just can’t beat the classics. Digging into your storage closet for your holiday decorating antiques could reveal unexpected treasures. The key is knowing how to use them. Classic Christmas decor can give your home the same look and feel you remember from childhood, capturing the magic of the holiday season. For some fun and fashionable ways to decorate your home for the holidays, take a look at these approaches to enhancing your decor the old-fashioned way.

Green and Red

Classic Holiday Christmas Wreath and Garland

Most modern trends stray from the classic green and red color combos in favor of newer and more modern patterns and schemes like silvers, blues and damask prints. Ironically, this fact has made red and green decor much less common during the holidays, so a retreat to this classic look would make your color scheme stand out even more.

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Decorating Tips to Make Your Holiday Brighter

You have shopping to do, cookies to bake, and a house to clean. So when it comes to decorating for the holidays, you can use all the help you can get. Instead of spending time trying to come up with Christmas decorating tips, use these helpful pointers from the expert elves at Tree Classics to achieve the home decor you’ve been dreaming of. These project ideas might be just the thing to get your Christmas creativity flowing. Add your own personal touch for a unique look that you can call your own.

1. Cinnamon Christmas Tree Ornaments

Photo from Mamabee

Kiddie crafts are a great way to bring the childhood spirit of Christmas into your home decor, while bringing the whole family together for a fun and interactive experience. Creating cinnamon Christmas tree ornaments is easy to make, adorable and aromatic – perfect for infusing the holiday scent in your home. Simply lay two pieces of fabric on top of one another and cut into the shape of a Christmas tree. Sew the bottom half of the fabric together and leave the top half open to fill with cinnamon sticks. Sew the top back up, secure with a ribbon and hang on your tree for a natural fragrance and an adorable look.

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