Back to Basics: Spruce Up Your Home for the Fall

The beginning of autumn marks the end of summer, and it can be quite cold. If you know where to look, however, this can also be one of the most colorful times of the year. With the transitional season just a few weeks away, now is the time to start planning your home décor so you can make your final adjustments just as the leaves outside begin to fall.

Taking inspiration from trees and foliage turning into earthy hues of chocolate, pumpkin, and mustard yellow, this post shows you how to spruce up your home with a few touches of seasonal color and decorative accents in each room. Continue reading

A Senior Citizens’ Day Celebration to Remember

In 1988, US President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847 declaring the 21st of August as National Senior Citizens’ Day. This day has since been reserved to honor the country’s revered elders. As post–World War II baby boomers, today’s older generations have much to do with the rapid growth of the economy, and the unprecedented protection of human rights in America, for which all future generations can be thankful.

With this in mind, today’s post features some activities for senior citizens that will allow them to both have fun and remember the reason behind this special day. If you are a member of the respected elderly, this post is dedicated to you. Continue reading

Pre-lit vs. Unlit: Compare & Contrast Artificial Trees

Amid the baking of Christmas cookies, wrapping of gifts, and playing of Christmas carols lies the center of the holiday festivities—your Christmas tree. It is the focal point around which all the other holiday traditions revolve, such as opening gifts, caroling, and family photo-taking. As such, choosing the right tree for your home is a very important decision. Continue reading

Coffee Recipes from Around the World


It’s National Coffee Month, and we’d like to celebrate by taking a trip around the world with a list of easy-to-make and accessible coffee recipes from all around the globe Have some guests over to sample them all, or choose a favorite to introduce to a small group of coffee-lovers.

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How to Recycle an Artificial Christmas Tree


If you took our advice on last week’s post and have just purchased a new artificial Christmas tree, what are your options for disposing of the old one? Rather than simply throwing your old tree in the dump, Tree Classics presents a number of alternatives that will help put your old tree to good use. Continue reading

Best Times to Buy an Artificial Christmas Tree

The beauty of an artificial tree lasts from season to season, and investing in a high-quality tree will put smiles on your loved ones’ faces for years to come. Unlike real trees, you can purchase artificial trees year-round to better meet your family’s budget needs. For extra savings on a topnotch tree that will last, check out the great Christmas tree deals at Tree Classics during the following sale times. Continue reading

Fiesta-themed Christmas in July Party

Celebrate Christmas in the warmth and vibrant colors of the summer season with a themed Christmas in July party. Having a strong theme for your party presents a great opportunity to come up with creative and fun ideas for entertaining guests over the summer. In this post, we feature some of our favorite ideas for our chosen theme: A Christmas in July Fiesta.

A Christmas fiesta can be a welcome change from the white Christmases we have all come to know and love. From recipes to decorating tips, this post will show you how to throw a party your guests will remember until Christmas in December.

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5 Christmas in July Perfect Party Favors

Christmas Party Decorations

Beach Pail

A Beach Pail

Here’s a party favor that kids will surely love. Purchase a few small beach pails at the dollar store and fill them with summer goodies, such as kids’ sunglasses, paper umbrellas, and some colorful candies. Place a short note to say thanks to your grateful guests.

Personalized Bubbles


Turn you Christmas in July party favor magical by combining it with some adorable bubbles. Buy pre-packaged bubble kits and create your own custom labels to stick around the bottle. You can even personalize the labels with your guests’ initials or just say ‘Thank You’ in green and red.

Summer Ornaments

Glass Christmas Ball

Take your crafting skills up a notch and make customized ornaments for your guests to take home and hang on the Christmas tree during the holidays. You can use summer themes so that your guests won’t forget the great time they had at the party. Take inspiration from the beach and create a seaside-themed ornament made of clear glass. Fill it with some sand and tiny seashells and then tie it using a ribbon with the date of the party.

Homemade Photo Booth

Star Christmas Ornament with Photograph

Capture exciting moments at the party and turn them into fun party favors for your guests. Set up a homemade photo booth and give your guests some goofy Christmas props, such as Santa hats, Santa beards, candy canes, and other Christmas décor, to wear in the photos. You could even arrange a Christmas-themed backdrop or use a white sheet. Then set up a Polaroid or digital camera on a timer, or ask one of your guests to be the photographer. Have the photos printed at the end of the night and let the guests take then home as mementos. You can also print them off later and send them to guests in the mail.

Summer Stocking

Christmas Sock Ornament

For a cool spin on the traditional goody bag, pick out a fresh pack of men’s and women’s socks and separate them into pairs. Full them up with goodies for guests to take home. Tie red or green ribbons around the tops of each pair to designate boy or girl ‘stockings’.



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5 Festive Christmas in July Invitation Ideas

As summer makes its way across the country, another Christmas in July season comes with it. This time of year presents a great opportunity to beat the summer heat by recreating the joy of Christmas. Some choose to invite their closest friends for a cozy gathering while others have the entire neighborhood over for a backyard bonanza. Whichever you decide, be sure to announce your party with panache by reading these creative Christmas in July invitation ideas from Tree Classics. Continue reading

How to Create a Stars-and-stripes 4th of July Christmas Tree

Standing tall and proud in your living room or backyard, a stars-and-stripes Christmas tree is a great way to show off the colors of our flag for Independence Day. Decorating your tree to celebrate America’s independence is also a great excuse to get your artificial foliage out of storage early for this year’s Christmas in July festivities. Use it to showcase your patriotic trinkets, ornaments, and other 4th of July decorations, and create a conversation piece that will get your guests talking about the true spirit of the holiday.

This week, Tree Classics features a few tips that will help you create a memorable centerpiece for you and your guests on the upcoming 4th of July weekend. Continue reading