Holiday Fun Facts for Kids

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Do the corners of your rooms look bare without your artificial Christmas trees? Are you missing the aroma of freshly baked cookies and bayberry candles? If you miss the fun holiday spirit and just can’t wait for Christmas to roll around again, take advantage of all the fun holidays that roll around the rest of the year.

Whether you want to keep the kids entertained with timely tidbits or just brighten up your little corner in the office, these fun facts about our most popular holidays will put you in the mood to decorate and maybe even bake a batch of homemade cookies!

Valentine’s Day

Heart-shaped sugar cookies with white icing and pink sprinkles are edibles hugs—delicious!

Be careful if you eat an apple on Valentine’s Day. There’s an old myth that says if you eat an apple on Valentine’s Day, you will have as many children as the number of seeds you find inside. The average is about three, but some varieties have up to 12 seeds.

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Tree Classics’ Favorite Spring Holidays!

Celebrate Spring Holidays with these Festive Ideas

Tree Classics obviously loves Christmas! But we’re not holiday snobs. We appreciate celebration in any form.

When the snow melts and Santa puts his sleigh up for the season, we enjoy the traditions and festivities associated with our favorite spring holidays.

So put away those red and green decorations, and pack your artificial Christmas tree into the storage. It’s time to celebrate the coming of spring!

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Featured Tree Classics Product: Tree Storage Bag

Tree Classics Tree Storage Bag

Looking for the perfect way to store your pre-lit artificial Christmas tree? The Tree Classics rolling storage bag makes it easy to store the most important part of your seasonal holiday decorations. It offers a practical, workable solution that’ll keep your tree in top shape for years to come.

Your artificial Christmas tree is an investment worth protecting, and sometimes a closet just won’t cut it. Cardboard boxes fall apart and allow dust to collect in all the tree’s crevices and branches–not what you want to find when you pull it out next holiday season. A quality tree bag will keep your tree dust-free. When you get ready to decorate next year, you won’t have to worry about shaking out the dust, so your family will be able to focus on what really matters-the ornaments, garland and lights.

storagebag1The Large TreeKeeper Pro Tree Storage Bag measures 65 inches in diameter and is tall enough to accommodate a 7.5- to 9-foot tall tree. Secure straps make it easy to adjust the bag to fit a variety of different sizes. And because it’s on wheels, you’ll be able to transport it without trouble, so getting it out at the beginning of next season won’t be a hassle. It’s also easy to transport in case of a move.

Extra reinforced storage space at the bottom of the TreeKeeper Pro Storage bag allows room for decorations, accessories or lights–no more tangled wires next season! And the reinforced polyester fabric is weather-resistant, made to last for years to come without getting musty or moldy. Whether you have a white Christmas tree or a pre-lit artificial tree, this storage bag is a worthwhile investment for your home and can make decorating next year exponentially simpler.

If you’re not unbending your tree from a poor storage situation, dusting or trying to find the parts of a tree stand lost in the back of a closet, you can instead enjoy the real meaning of the season: spending time with your family and friends as you decorate your home. That makes all the difference!

Creating the Perfect Flower Arrangement for Spring

It’s springtime! Everything seems to be stirring to life after a long winter season. Finally, a reprieve from the winter blues after the holidays have been boxed up for the year.

Your artificial Christmas tree might be packed away until next winter, but you can pull out a few white or cream colored poinsettias from the Christmas decorations to set off yellow daisies and pink roses. Now is the time to think about springtime flower arrangements to give your home a fresh, bright feel.

Simplicity is in style this season, so it’s easy for you to create classic flower arrangements of your own using fresh cut flowers from your garden or from a local florist. Go with monochromatic color combinations–poppies and tulips are a lively, bright duo that lend cheeriness to any room.

Image c/o marthastewart.com

Image c/o marthastewart.com

By coupling colorful arrangements with simple, modern vases or bowls, you can mix and match an accent that will work well in any room of your home.

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Spring Cleaning Checklist

Check off These Spring Cleaning Tasks to Refresh Your Home for Warmer Weather

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Spring is in the air. Also in the air: a winter’s worth of dust.

Welcome the warmer weather by refreshing your house with these spring cleaning tips.

The Storage Closet

The storage closet – a catch all for the discarded and forgotten. When you organize this space, you’ll bust the dust and add life to your belongings.

One item that can easily get crunched in a storage space is your artificial Christmas tree. Keep your tree in top form and save storage space with a Christmas tree storage bag. You can also organize other Christmas or holiday décor by putting stackable, labeled bins in your storage closet.

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Changing Your Home Décor for the Seasons

ID-100143333Decorating your home in a way that works comfortably for you and your family is one thing. Keeping it fresh and updated from season to season, though, can seem overwhelming! Just when do you bring out the cornucopias and pumpkins? How do you plan the best styles for spring? What about storing seasonal decorations for the rest of the year? Continue reading

20 Quick Home Organization Tips!

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Knowing exactly where to find your keys and coat in the morning just makes the world seem right. If you’re feeling more like the world is out of order, you’ll appreciate these 20 organizing tips.

Cords

Use a cord organizer to hide unsightly cords.

Mail

Let’s face it. American advertising knows where you live. Keep junk mail from piling up with a mail station at the entrance of your home.

Couch

One easy way to keep couch clutter down is to eliminate pillow excess. Fewer pillows mean fewer places for clutter to hide.

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Classic Celebrity Homes

Interior Design Cues from Your Favorite Celebs

Want to snag some secrets of celebrity home design? We’ve explored a variety of celebrity homes to investigate their personal styles this year, from breezy bedroom ideas to warm, southern Christmas styles. Here are five top celebs and their decorating secrets.

1. Oprah’s Hawaii Cottage

Nothing is as laid-back and easy as a sophisticated island abode, and Oprah’s Hawaii home is the epitome of effortless style. By keeping the color scheme simple and neutral, the space highlights the windows and the incredible views outside–but details within the design are also worthy of notice. A subtle floral pattern and rich textures work well with the space’s light, airy style.

Oprah.com

Oprah.com

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5 Uses for Christmas Ornaments You Probably Never Thought Of

Christmas ornaments aren’t predictable red and green balls anymore. Try these 5 ideas to repurpose last year’s ornaments for the coming season!

1. Vintage Ornament Wreath

Have a ton of glass balls and colorful, round ornaments that have been passed on for years?

Try combining them into a unique, festive wreath for your front door. You’ll just need a foam wreath base, some tinsel or garlands, and a hot glue to preserve those ornaments in an updated Christmas decoration you’ll actually use.

Wreath by retrorenovation.com

Wreath by retrorenovation.com

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