Top Holiday Décor Trends of 2015

Christmas is all about tradition, but nowadays, we’re seeing more and more attempts to balance between a traditional Christmas and a more modern style to go with modern living spaces. The 2015 latest in home decor doesn’t dismiss the traditions of the Christmas season, but they do update the conventional look and add a personal touch to the overall holiday ambiance.

Before turning over a new leaf, Tree Classics gives you a look-back at the previous year’s top holiday motifs and trends so you can update your own décor as you see fit. Continue reading

How to Store Your Christmas Tree and Ornaments Properly

As the holidays come to a close, it’s time again to bid your Christmas tree and ornaments farewell—until next year, at least. Proper storage today means easier decorating and setting up next year, so you might as well do yourself a favor and start the year off on the right foot.

Tree Classics presents a few creative and practical home storage solutions and tips to help you get your Christmas decoration storage done in no time. Continue reading

New Year’s Eve Traditions around the World

The New Year is one of the few occasions that is celebrated in nearly every country around the world. New Year festivities in different countries may seem similar on the surface, but amid all the fireworks and parties, every culture has a unique take on welcoming the coming year.

In this post, Tree Classics takes a look at some of the most interesting New Year’s Eve traditions around the world. Continue reading

The Post-Christmas Shopping Guide

Christmas shopping is one of the many joys of the holidays. So much so, that even if stores are sure to be filled to the brim with shoppers during the season, people still keep coming back, year after year. Although many people go binge-shopping during the holiday rush, the more practical shoppers save their spending sprees for the days after Christmas, when items are more likely to be marked down.

Tree Classics presents its post-Christmas shopping guide for those who are looking to maximize their budget through great deals and big savings. Continue reading

5 Easy Post-Christmas Party Ideas You Can Do at Home

 

Christmas is a time for reconnecting with loved ones and making new memories together but sometimes it’s just not possible to get everyone together on or before Christmas Day.This doesn’t mean that you have to skip the celebration altogether.

If you want to meet up with old classmates, colleagues, or neighbors, then after Christmas is still a great time to do it. Since we want you to be able to focus more on the celebration than the preparations, here are a few easy post-Christmas party ideas that will allow you to entertain guests after the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. Continue reading

40 Christmas Song Renditions Better than the Originals

 

With just a few days left before Christmas, the holiday spirit is everywhere, and so are the carols we have all come to know and love. Did you know, however, that many of the Christmas songs we hear today are only renditions of the originals? Some of these remakes are so good that they become more popular than their predecessors and it’s not surprising that even newer versions are coming up every year and becoming popular favorites.

In honor of our 40th season, Tree Classics has put together a list of 40 Christmas songs that are arguably better performed by newer artists. The list comes with links to YouTube videos and Spotify playlists, when available, so grab a cup of cocoa and find a comfortable chair. This may take a while. Continue reading

How to Use Different Types of Christmas Ornaments and Trim

Different types of Christmas ornaments bring a specific set of opportunities to add character to your Christmas tree and foliage. Below we explain what these types of ornaments are for, and what effects they can bring to your holiday décor.

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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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