DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

That time of year has come again, the perfect occasion to shower family, friends, and loved ones with thoughtful gifts and tender words of affection. With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, there is still time to come up with creative gifts; change the tradition of cheesy, unimaginative gifts by giving something more personal and from the heart.

In this post, Tree Classics features a few DIY Valentine’s cards that will show its recipient how much thought and care you put into creating the perfect Valentine’s gift.

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Tree Classics’ Favorite Recipes: 8 Delicious Recipes for a Healthy Heart

With February finally setting in, we are only a few days away from Valentine’s Day. On this day of hearts, what better way to celebrate the joys of love than by taking care of the one organ that makes everything possible? Tree Classics presents eight of our favorite heart-friendly recipes you and your family can enjoy.

Healthy Waffles

Begin your day by loading up on essential carbs, as well as a few vitamins and minerals with this scrumptious waffle recipe. These waffles are made from a rich combination of whole-wheat and regular flour added with canola oil and non-fat buttermilk. To make it even healthier, top them with fruits and berries and fat-free whip cream instead of the usual butter and maple syrup. This lets you enjoy a sweet and delicious treat while getting that much-needed nourishment to start your morning.

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New Year’s Resolution: Learn to Meal Plan

Many people have made the resolution to eat healthy, but never succeeded because of their failure to plan. Clean and healthy eating is a lifestyle, and to achieve your goals, you must change not only the food you eat, but more importantly, your way of thinking. But the resolve to follow this way of life must also be guided by proper meal planning habits and a good grocery list. Here are guidelines and tips on how to plan your meals for a healthy lifestyle.

How to Eat Healthy

Fruits and Vegetables

Clean and healthy eating means replacing processed food with lean proteins, fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and complex carbohydrates. These whole or “real” foods underwent minimal to no processing unlike the “junk” that most people are regularly exposed to. Here are things to consider and look out for when selecting the right food.

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New Year’s Resolution: Learn to Sew

Every year is an opportunity to learn a new skill or hobby. If you have been wanting to learn how to sew, but don’t know exactly where to start, look no further than this post. Tree Classics will guide you through the process, from choosing the right thread and needle to adding decorative stitches on your fabric.

Step 1. Prepare the Essential Sewing Tools

Sewing entails having the right kind of equipment at your disposal. It would be easy to grasp, and eventually master, this craft if you have the following:

Sewing Machine

A good sewing machine is the most important thing you need to create beautiful garments and accessories. It wouldn’t hurt to use a secondhand sewing machine for as long as its parts are working. If this is your first time to operate a sewing machine, this post will guide you through.

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New Year’s Resolution: Learn to Knit

Knitted Bib

Learn the basics of knitting with Tree Classics easy to follow guide on how to knit.

For some people, knitting is arguably one of the most worth-while activities you can do in your spare time. A lot of people get hooked (pun intended) to knitting because it’s very easy to learn and doesn’t cost much to pursue. All you need are a pair of needles, a nice ball of yarn, and your creative hands to create beautiful and useful crafts such as scarves, socks, and sweaters.

In this edition of Tree Classics’ New Year’s Resolution series, we present to you the fine art of knitting. As you welcome the beginnings of a new year, let us teach you the basics of this wonderful hobby so you can start your resolution by picking up another helpful.

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Use Christmas Lights All Year Round

Of all the Christmas decorations in your home, those strings of lights are hard to do without. In fact, now that the festivities are over, turning them off seems to be the most natural thing to do.

Holiday lights bring unexpected liveliness to a home, so switching them off would be like cutting the fun too soon. If you’re not yet ready to turn off your lights, here are some interesting ways to keep them lit in a not-so-Christmas fashion.

Create a Luminous Curtain

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How To Make DIY Snow Globes

Christmas snow globes add a magical touch to your home. These accents feature snippets of the snowy outdoors and other sceneries in nature. The great thing about snow globes is that they are actually very easy to make!

Customize a snow globe scene by picking out the elements you want, giving it your own style and personal touch. Follow these steps to make a do-it-yourself snow globe that you can add to your Christmas décor.

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Decorating Ideas for your Christmas Stockings

Stuffed Christmas stockings are always so nice to wake up to, making Christmas mornings even more exciting for the family. Inspire charm and cheer in your home by spicing up your Christmas stockings this holiday season with these decorating ideas.

Sequins for Sparkle

If you are recycling unused socks for Christmas, and you want to give it some shimmer, sew sequins onto them for embellishment. Using a variety of colors will give each a festive touch. Make sure to cover the entire socks with the shiny sequins to make them glitter from any angle.

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DIY Christmas Thank You Cards

A thank you card is one wonderful way to show your gratitude to loved ones and friends during the holiday season. This will show how much you appreciate their gifts and their presence in your life.

Signing your name on a ready-made card would be easy. But, making your own thank you card is a lot of fun and an excellent way to strengthen your relationship with the person you’re giving the card to.

Tree Classics gets in the mood for DIY Christmas crafts and shares five easy card ideas that will get your heart’s message across loud and clear.

Rainbow Card

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Christmas Tree Deals: Get Ready for Next Year

Gone are the days when one had to wait for the winter season, or until Thanksgiving, to purchase a Christmas tree. As more people start to see the advantages of having an artificial tree, stores are beginning to offer these prized products all year round.

The best time to shop for an artificial holiday tree is during the post-Christmas tree sale period, which runs from the day after Christmas until January. Aside from finding the best deals, this will get you ready for the next holiday. You may stock up on holiday ornaments and décor sold for a fraction of their regular price.

If this is your first time to buy an artificial Christmas tree, take note of these important reminders.

Measure the Space of Your Tree

Determine the space that your tree will fill in. Measure the distance from your ceiling to the floor and get the area’s square footage as well. Make sure to include some space allowance so your display doesn’t look stuffed.

If you want to place gifts underneath your tree, a full-shaped tree guarantees more room at its base. Online Christmas tree stores offer different types of spruce, fir, and pine in varying sizes. Determining the height and width of your tree will make the selection process less tedious.

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