Pinterest can be a great source of fun holiday decorating inspiration—from handcrafted ornaments with which to adorn your artificial Christmas tree to tasty and festive recipes to warm you up on a cold winter night. Featured in this post are holiday crafts, ornaments made from repurposed household objects, and holiday treats that we’ve found on Pinterest to get you into the Christmas spirit. Continue reading
Haunting and eerie stories shared around a Halloween bonfire can be great fun, but spooky and gruesome tales aren’t for everyone. If you’re looking for quality Halloween stories with just the right dose of spook, then your search is over.
We at Tree Classics have put together a list and corresponding synopses of our five recommended not-too-scary Halloween tales for children, as well as links that lead you to the full stories.
With the Halloween tradition of carving pumpkins just around the corner, you may be wondering what to do with all the left over pumpkin pulp from your jack-o’-lanterns. It would be a shame, after all, to throw away so much fresh and nutritious food. Pumpkins are packed with essential vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamins A and C, and potassium, as well as Omega 3 and 6.
No matter what traditional home décor ideas you have in store for your pumpkins, here are five recipe ideas to get the most out of these seasonal gourds and ensure that your Halloween season is free of worry and waste.
Perfect for the morning after you carve out your jack-o’-lanterns, this Pumpkin Waffle recipe will ensure right away that the leftovers of your fresh pumpkin décor don’t go to waste. Easy and quick to prepare, this recipe requires ingredients that are easy to find in your kitchen or at your nearest grocery store. See the full recipe by PumpkinWaffles here.
‘Tis the season of giving and this year happens to be Tree Classics’ 40th season delighting you with fine and innovative artificial Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, and more. As we celebrate this momentous occasion, we’re taking this opportunity to give back to our loyal customers by giving you a chance to win one of 20 prizes we have in store. But it doesn’t stop there! We’re also giving you a chance to nominate a friend to win the exact same prize!
Is there anyone who you think deserves a special gift this year? With Tree Classics’ Big 40 Celebration Sweepstakes 2015, we can give that gift on your behalf, as well as ours.
A holiday décor staple, garlands can be used to adorn any space. Whether or not it’s embellished with lights or ornaments, green foliage creates a festive atmosphere as it brings a touch of nature into your home.
In this post, Tree Classics features tips on how to decorate with Christmas garlands, with suggestions on where to display this all-around foliage for a lovely holiday ambiance. Continue reading
At first glance, the rustic, earthy, and harvest-oriented themes of fall may seem a bit detached from the festive and bright colors of Christmas. The key to a smooth and practical transition from one theme to the other lies in seeing where Christmas and fall décor overlap—focus on similarities now, and capitalize on the differences later.
Tree Classics has put together a list of holiday décor pieces that can help you set up your Thanksgiving arrangement so that you’ll be halfway done with Christmas decorating before the season even begins.
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.
This post presents five Christmas stocking decorating ideas that will help you make the most of your Tree Classics Christmas stockings and holiday décor. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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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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.
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.