How to Create a Winter Holiday Atmosphere at Home



Winter holiday decorations alone are not enough to transform your home into a winter holiday retreat. The devil is in the details when it comes to decorating, especially when recreating the subtle accents of winter. For a truly winter-inspired theme, you have to ensure a complete sensory experience that goes beyond what you can merely see.

In this post, Tree Classics presents a few tips on enhancing a winter theme by paying more attention to how your home is lit, how it’s decorated, and how the overall wintry effect can be enriched through scents and fragrances. Continue reading

How to Repurpose Old Holiday Foliage

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Photo courtesy of Jennifer Prince

With Christmas just around the corner, every nook and cranny of our homes features a  wreath, garland, or tree on display. We naturally love to fill our homes with foliage decorations that remind us of the season’s festivities.

As the years go by, however, some of our beloved wreaths, garlands, and trees wear out their sheen. Other times, we decide to change our theme for the year, even though last season’s foliage may be in perfect condition.

This holiday, don’t be so quick to discard your older items. Here are a few Christmas decorating ideas that breathe new life into your old holiday foliage.

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Announcing the Winner of Our 40th Anniversary Giveaway!

Alongside the Tree Classic’s 40th Year Holiday Housewalk, we gave readers a chance to win the 7.5’ Classic Noble Fir Snap Tree. To qualify, participants simply had to answer the question: What’s the most memorable Christmas gift you’ve ever given and what made it special?”


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Thank You to Our 40th Year Holiday Housewalk Bloggers

To help us celebrate our 40th season, 12 of Tree Classics’ friends and our own ambassador, Rhoda, have all pitched in to decorate a Tree Classics tree or wreath and garland set of their choice and they’ve all shared what they’ve come up with. From our first glimpse of Jenna’s Colorado Blue Spruce Snap Tree™ to Rhoda’s big White Alpine tree reveal, each piece made us all want to rush home and decorate our own homes!

As the Tree Classics’ 40th Year Holiday Housewalk comes to a close, we’d like to thank all of our featured bloggers for helping us kick off the decorating season with a bang. We wish you all the best in completing your motif throughout your homes, and we’re excited to see what comes next from you. The holidays, after all, have only just begun.

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Featured Blogger: Julie of Julie Montgomery Interiors

JulieJulie Montgomery is an Atlanta-based Interior Designer, entrepreneur, and creator of the Simply Savvy Blog. Since 2010, she has helped busy professionals and families realize the homes that fit their lifestyle and personality. Julie believes in the power of space to influence our creativity. According to her, your surroundings bring everything to life. Continue reading

Featured Blogger: Laura of Duke Manor Farm

The creative mind behind Duke Manor Farm, Laura describes herself as a country-loving gal who lives on a farm. Hailing from North East Georgia, Laura and her husband are now raising a wonderful family in a house they stumbled upon mostly by accident! Now the center of her decorating and DIY projects, they’ve managed to transform that property a beautiful home. Continue reading

Featured Bloggers: Vicki and Jen of 2 Bees in a Pod

A mother and daughter team from Atlanta, GA, Vicki and Jen share their love for interior design and DIY on their blog 2 Bees in a Pod. Vicki’s decorating style is Vintage Traditional, while Jen has more eclectic tastes than her mother. Together, they combine their design aesthetics to transform furniture, re-design parts of their homes, recipes, and lives. Continue reading

The Tree Classics Countdown to Christmas Giveaway

Count down the days ‘til Christmas with 12 days of prizes from Tree Classics!

Celebrate the season of giving as Tree Classics makes the 12 days of Christmas extra special with a collection of amazing decor pieces, including ornament sets, wreaths, and garlands. You can also get a chance to win the grand prize: a stunning 7-foot Hyde Park Pine Snap Tree pre-lit with Clear Lights. Continue reading

Featured Blogger: Sarah of Home-ology Modern Vintage

Residing in the picturesque countryside of North Georgia, Sarah aims to experience the best of both worlds by infusing her rustic surroundings with a hip urban vibe via a mix of modern and mid-century finds. She has acquired a sizeable collection through years of scouring thrift stores. Being a modern country girl, Sarah’s passions range from enjoying a bottle of wine to kayaking on the lake. One of the things she is most passionate about, however, is blogging. Continue reading

Featured Blogger: Erin of DIY on the Cheap

A resident of the Atlanta suburban community, Erin is a proud Southern transplant hailing from Indiana. Her natural love for writing lead her to complete a degree in Telecommunications and Journalism. Having served as the leader of the DIY Committee for Dwell with Dignity’s first Atlanta home installation, Erin is also the founder of the Atlanta Home & DIY Bloggers group. Erin is more than happy to share her love for writing, home decorating, and DIY on her blog, DIY on the Cheap. Continue reading