Christmas wouldn’t look quite as cheery without festive wreaths to adorn your front door, mantel, or a showcase spot in your home. For centuries, these decorations have symbolized strength, endurance or victory. Though traditional wreaths are crafted out of evergreen branches, today’s wreaths can be made from just about anything to add a touch of Christmas magic—or sophistication—to your entryway. These Pinterest-inspired wreaths are a great start for your holiday decorations.
To celebrate Christmas with our fans, we’re hosting a Christmas tree photo contest in which 10 participants will win a gorgeous Tree Classics wreath! We work hard to make our trees everything you need them to be, but we want to see how you put on the finishing touches to ensure it’s absolutely perfect for your family. Continue reading “Joy to the Tree: A Tree Classics Photo Contest” →
The most important decorative features of your Christmas tree are, of course, the lights. As more advanced and environmentally friendly models emerge, choosing the right kind of lights becomes an increasingly difficult decision. One option is to forego traditional string lights all together with a fiber optic Christmas tree, which gives your tree a cutting edge look that separates it from more typical designs – but fiber optic trees also have their downside. A popular alternative, LED lights also produce a bright, stunning look and have several advantages for energy-efficiency. To compare these options in greater depth, consider the following pros and cons of each.
Lots of families celebrate Christmas in December, but what makes the holiday particularly special is the personal family traditions that give it a unique, magical quality – reviving feelings of very first Christmas experiences. Think about your own holiday family traditions from childhood. There’s a good chance you continue to carry on these traditions today. Start your season off with a little nostalgia with these popular family Christmas traditions.
1. Watching Christmas Classics
Gathering the whole family together in front of the TV with popcorn, hot chocolate and favorite classic Christmas films is a popular tradition with many different families. What would Christmas be like without Ralphie and his Red Ryder BB gun? The Grinch’s touching change of heart in Whoville? The whole Peanuts crew singing carols around Charlie Brown’s humble Christmas tree? Or George Bailey’s wonderful life? These stories are memories in and of themselves that touch our lives and remind us what Christmas is all about.
Many Christmas decorations hold more than just monetary value. Since a large bulk of your Christmas decorations are probably homemade by kids and loved ones, these holiday items are special to say the least. To keep your precious holiday decor and your tree protected year after year, upgrade to one or more of these Christmas storage accessories.
1. Christmas Tree Storage Bags
If you’re going with an environmentally-friendly artificial Christmas tree this year, you’re going to want to make sure your tree is kept safe when you’re not using it, so you can take full advantage of these long-lasting, budget-friendly alternatives. A Tree Classics Tree Saver Storage Bag is one convenient option for safe and simple storage, which stands upright and keeps your tree compact without compromising quality. There’s no need to go through the whole process of disassembling your tree either, since all you need to do is remove your ornaments and zip up the bag for easy set-up and storage.