Tree Classics Holiday Guide: 7 Amazing Ways to Cook Your Holiday Ham

The undisputed star of any Christmas dinner is the ham. A traditional food that goes all the way back to the olden times, the Christmas ham is not only a delicious dish that captures the flavors of the season; it is also indicative of the bounty and splendor associated with the holidays. Both kids and adults wait with much anticipation for this sumptuous culinary creation. Courtesy of Tree Classics, here are seven recipes that will delight the family and make your yuletide feast extra special:

a delectable ham perfect for the holidays

1. Apricot, Brown Sugar, and Bourbon-glazed Ham

a ham cooking in bourbon juices

An excellent and mouthwatering recipe, this apricot, brown sugar, and bourbon-glazed ham from The Galley Gourmet is for those who want something a little fancy. Filled with the sweetness of apricots and smoky zest of bourbon, this dish will become a holiday favorite.

2. Brined and Baked Ham with Tamarind and Chili

A definite must-try for those who like their food on the spicier side, this brined and baked ham with tamarind and chili from How2Heroes promises a hefty kick with every bite. Coated with chili sauce and elevated by the sour tamarind, this Christmas ham will have people going for seconds.

3. Brown Sugar and Mustard-glazed Ham with Coca-Cola

This brown sugar and mustard-glazed ham from Deep South Dish hits all the right notes. It is cooked with both brown sugar and Coca-Cola, giving it that extra layer of sweetness. It also has that mustard glaze that gives it a tangy dimension. Combined with the classic saltiness of ham, this dish will be the talk of the town for months to come.

4. Coca-Cola and Pineapple-glazed Ham 

a large piece of ham cooked with pineapple and coke

For food-lovers who want something fruity, the Coke and pineapple-glazed ham from Heaven Recipes has the perfect blend. This delicious recipe has a touch of tropical flavor. It is ideal for those unique outdoor Hawaiian Christmas parties in warmer states.

5. Champagne-glazed Ham

delicious slices of ham glazed with champagne

Befitting royalty, this champagne-glazed ham from Thrillbilly Gourmet is a deluxe take on a beloved dish. Delightful and mouthwatering, the cup of champagne added to the mix gives this traditional dish a wonderful sheen and a complex dimension of flavor. Don’t forget to pick out a bottle of champagne that you love for a more personal touch.

6. Slow-cooked Beer-braised Ham

slices of ham cooked in beer

Who says beer is just for drinking? This slow-cooked beer-braised ham from Ricardo Cuisine uses the ever-favorite casual drink to make the meat more savory. As a bonus, the beer and method of cooking make the ham more tender and juicy, giving the meat more flavorful.

7. Spiced Sour Cherry-glazed Ham

Spicy, zesty, and aromatic, this spiced sour cherry-glazed ham from Serious Eats is a marvelous choice for those who want a dish that has a complex flavor profile. The heat from the spiced cherries, sweetness from the white wine, and nutty flavors from the cinnamon and nutmeg make this one delectable treat for meat lovers!

Enjoy your Christmas feast with your loved ones by trying out any of Tree Classics’ seven favorite ham recipes!

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Tree Classics Holiday Guide: 5 Charming DIY Christmas Tree Skirts

Dressing up the bottom of your Christmas tree with a tree skirt is a great way to hide an unsightly tree stand. More importantly, tree skirts serve as a lovely background for beautifully wrapped Christmas presents. Here are five DIY Christmas tree skirts that can add a heartwarming feel to your tree.

The No-Sew Ruffle Christmas Tree Skirt by The Johnston’s

This pretty DIY tree skirt is eye-catching with its lovely ruffles. What is even more interesting is how this was pieced together without being sewn! To recreate this project, you will need about four yards of fabric (to be cut into strips), a cutter, pair of scissors, a glue gun, a rotary board, and an old Christmas tree skirt.

No sew ruffle Christmas tree skirt Photo from The Johnston’s

Lay out your old tree skirt, or use a circular cloth as base. Start pinning the fabric strips along its circumference by beginning at the edge of the tree skirt. Pinch a portion of the fabric strip and press down to create a ruffle. After pinning, glue the strips on the base. Keep going until you reach the inner part of the circle. Check out Ashley’s post in The Johnston’s blog for the complete set of instructions.

The Simply Quilted Patchwork Tree Skirt by Sew4Home

holiday quilted patchwork tree skirt Photo from Sew 4 Home

This DIY Christmas tree skirt features vibrant garden prints that look perfect against a traditional green Christmas tree. For this project, you are going to need a sewing machine, colorful fabrics, see-through ruler, thick thread or yard string, lightweight paper, fabric pencil, regular pencil, scissors or rotary cutter, iron, straight pins, and bias tape maker. This project entails a number of steps but the end product is worth all the work. View Sew4Home to read detailed instructions.

The Ruched Tree Skirt by Teal and Lime

layered Christmas tree skirt Photo from Teal & Lime

This ruched tree skirt is as lovely as the ones sold in stores, but not as expensive. For only $12, Jackie from Teal and Lime was able to make a simple but gorgeous Christmas tree skirt made from two round table cloths of different colors. She made a simple and elegant color combination by layering light blue with a metallic fabric. A printed one on a plain fabric in a complementing color is also a good combination. Read Jackie’s post for more photos and instructions on the project.

Crocheted Tree Skirts

crocheted Christmas tree skirt Photo from Etsy

Brush up on your crochet skills with unique and special patterns. Crocheted tree skirt patterns like this Snowdrift Christmas tree skirt from the Beaded Bundles’ Etsy store adds to the warm feel of your tree. This design makes your Christmas tree look as if it’s standing on a snow-covered mountain. Add an inviting ambiance to your home by crafting a classic crocheted Christmas tree skirt. Visit Beaded Bundles in Etsy for more patterns.

The Felt Polka Dot Tree Skirt by A Happy Nest

polka dot Christmas tree skirt Photo from A Happy Nest

Getting inspiration from product catalogues is a great way to start a project, like this Land of Nod-inspired polka dot piece. This adorable Christmas tree skirt looks very simple, although hand stitching and pinning it may take longer, depending on the layout. Check out this post from A Happy Nest to learn how this charming Christmas tree skirt was created. A DIY tree skirt is worth all the effort. Add a personal touch to your lovely Christmas tree with a tree skirt you can make yourself.

Tree Classics Holiday Guide: Energy-efficient Christmas Trees

The warm radiance from a pre-lit Christmas tree is just what you need to make your home cozier and more relaxing in the cold winter evening.

But many home owners presume using pre-lit decorations would double their household electricity consumption. What’s the best way to enjoy the beauty and convenience of pre-lit holiday decorations without racking up your electricity bill? Tree Classics has the answer!

Safety and energy-efficiency should always be considered first. To help you find the ideal pre-lit décor to suit your holiday home, Tree Classics offers practical options that will not only give your space a heartwarming appeal but will offer you a safe and power-saving choice as well.

Power-saving LED Christmas Lights

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In choosing a lit holiday tree for your home, opt for one that has LED bulbs instead of regular lights for their energy-saving potential. These innovative bulbs are specifically designed to consume less power and have a longer lifespan compared to ordinary Christmas lights. LEDs are also made from non-toxic materials and produce less heat, making them safer to use as decorations on artificial Christmas trees.

Clear and Colored Christmas Lights in One

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Another feature people look for in power-saving pre-lit Christmas decorations is the color variation of the lights. It is important to choose a ready combination of clear and colored lights that can easily match different styles. The hassle-free combination will eliminate the need for stringing two kinds of lights. Having color-changing lights not only provides you with a versatile decorating option, but also lets you save money when using different light sets.

Tree Classics® Signature Color Changing LED Lights 

Kennedy Fir Narrow Christmas Tree

Tree Classics, the leading producer of high-quality artificial Christmas trees, has come up with a line of decorative trees that feature the latest LED lighting system. With their bulbs expertly strung together, these holiday trees are sure to create an excellent highlight for your home. They are also designed with Tree Classics Color Changing LED, which lets you have clear and multi-color lights all in one Christmas tree.

Choose from our collection of energy-saving and color-changing pre-lit Christmas trees, such as the Kennedy Fir Narrow Christmas tree and St. Charles Spruce. You now have the choice of having warm clear lights or festive colorful lights much like a rainbow on your favorite holiday tree.

What’s the best way to enjoy the holidays? By using energy-efficient, hassle-free Christmas trees made beautifully by Tree Classics!

Tree Classics Holiday Guide: Elegant Christmas Party Ideas

Christmas is all about spending time with family members and friends. The best way to do that is to gather them together for an elegant Christmas dinner party at your very own home. Courtesy of Tree Classics, here are several marvelous tips on how to throw a memorable yuletide celebration.

a group of friends posing for a picture during a christmas party

1. Send out Personalized Invitations

List down all the family members and friends that you want to be there and make them invitations. Most party invites are done through email and Facebook, so creating your very own handcrafted invitation will have a sweeter and more personal touch. List down all the details they need, such as the location, date, and time. Don’t forget to include your contact number so they can RSVP immediately. Indicate if the guests will need to bring a gift.

2. Decorate Your Rooms

Prepare several areas for the party. Ideally, you should have three rooms to use. The pre-dinner and after-dinner gatherings can happen at the foyer and the living room, while the dining room can be for the dinner proper.

a lovely table setting for your Christmas party

Once you’ve decided on the rooms, make sure they have everything they need there. You may need several additional cocktail tables or even chairs. Rent these at least three days before the party. Fill your home with holiday cheer by hanging garlands, wreaths, and ornaments. You can also use several white or red candles to add a soulful touch to your festivities.

3. Make the Perfect Christmas Menu

 juicy and mouthwatering shrimp cocktail

The food is the most important aspect of the celebration so be sure to cover the bases. For starters, serve some finger foods while the guests gather in the foyer or the living room. This light and refreshing prawn cocktail from the Gourmet Traveler is a perfect start to the feast. For something zestier and bolder, try the schmancy smoked salmon recipe from Amazing Ribs.

a rack of lamb for everyone to enjoy

For the main course, go all out and serve sumptuous and unforgettable dishes. Begin with a delectable and creamy winter squash soup from Wishful Chef and follow it up immediately with this apple cider brined turkey with savory herb gravy from Tastebook and some Dijon baby lamb chops with mint sauce from Yum Sugar. Don’t forget to include side dishes, such as Yorkshire pudding from the Pink Whisk, baked potatoes from Add a Pinch, and smoke-roasted vegetables from Epicurious.

the classic apple pie for dessert

Don’t forget the dessert. Serve up a classic gingerbread house from Lydia Bikes, a classic apple pie from Pastry Affair and this delicious pistachio ice cream from Taste of Home.

4. Serve Refreshing Drinks and Stock up Your Bar

 eggnog and bottles of fine red wine

Prepare several drink choices for guests. Serve up this delicious homemade eggnog from Simple Bites. Buy good bottles of exquisite white and red wine for dinner. For the dessert, offer a pot of coffee or tea to everyone. Make sure your bar is stocked with spirits and liquor for the merriment after the wonderful Christmas banquet!

5. Show Your Hospitality

 presents for the exchange gift

As the host, it’s your responsibility to make sure your guests are comfortable and having fun in your home. Introduce people to each other. Make sure to catch up with family and friends. Ask if everyone is having a good time. Offer them food and drinks. Make a heartwarming toast during supper. Afterwards, share stories and experiences. Don’t stay in one spot for too long, but don’t forget to have fun as well.

6. Send Thank You Notes After

A couple of days after, send a note to those who attended your party to show your deep gratitude for their presence. Greet them ‘Merry Christmas’ and tell them that you hope to have their company again in the near future.

Throw a great and unforgettable party this holiday season with these tips from Tree Classics!

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Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas: Silver and Gold Ornaments

There are timeless Christmas tree decorating ideas that never go out of style, match other yuletide décor beautifully, and constantly provide a regal appearance that’s perfect for the season: gold and silver decorations. Here are several inspiring gold and silver choices that are perfect for your Christmas tree:

Silver Christmas Decorations

glimmering silver christmas balls for your tree

 

Silver Christmas balls instantly add a touch of sophistication to your tree. The contrast between the lively evergreens and the sleek and shimmering ornaments creates a dazzling spectacle that conveys elegance in any space. Guests and loved ones will look at your tree for a few seconds just to bask in its beauty. Mix up the ornaments. Get solid ones and striped ones. This will create a contrast that will add more character to your centerpiece.

delightful snowflake ornaments for your tree

 

Silver snowflakes are another type of adornment that you can hang on branches. These ornaments bring the unique look of a wintry landscape. The color carries a touch of serenity to your room while the geometric design adds grace and versatility to your space.  Pair these with pine cones and leaves to take full advantage of the season’s wintry charm.

refined elegant antique ornaments

 

Antique pieces are also excellent choices. These small items with their traditional but timeless shapes and forms add an Old World flair to spaces. They are perfect for houses with classic themes and even rustic, cabin-like undertones. These are particularly lovely with white clear lights that accentuate their physical appearance.

a beaded snowflake tree topper

 

Finally, a great finishing touch is to use a silver snowflake tree topper. This tree topper is a superb alternative to traditional star-shaped ornaments. At the same, it’s also a great way to capture the appeal of other silver accents in your room.

Gold Christmas Decorations

The color gold has the distinctive quality of inspiring deep sentiment while conveying a regal mood. Gold Christmas balls deliver this precious appeal effortlessly. What’s particularly great about these items is that they go well with both evergreens and white Christmas trees.

gold LED christmas lights

 

Gold can also be used to give your tree an air of mysticism. Pairing gold lights with a deep green Christmas tree creates an enchanting vision that reminds people of evergreens surrounded by dozens of beautiful fireflies. This enthralling look is especially more delightful at night, when the gold lights shine bright, filling your space with a magical air.

good ribbons, gold balls and gold ornaments are perfect for the season

 

Gold is also one of those colors that just becomes so much more beautiful when it’s paired with similarly colored items. Traditional artificial Christmas trees, like the one in the image, benefit from a combination of gold-colored balls, leaves, flowers, and even gold iridescent lights. A bountiful display such as this fills homes with a royal and lavish appeal that’s synonymous with the season.

a classic gold star christmas tree topper

 

Of course, nothing says Christmas like a gorgeous star tree topper. An impeccable addition to any holiday décor, this piece is a powerful statement about the special and festive meaning of the season. This is the perfect crown for any type of Christmas tree.

Add style, sophistication, and beauty to your home this Christmas season with these gold and silver decorating ideas from Tree Classics.

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Tree Classics Holiday Guide: Wonderful Christmas Garland Decorating Ideas

Garlands are an excellent way to bring the crisp and marvelous beauty of the holiday season into your home. Their compact size and flexibility make them the perfect addition to smaller spaces, such as mantels, doorways, and stairs. Here are several wonderful Christmas garland ideas that will fill your home with the splendor and holiday cheer everyone loves:

Bringing Yuletide Delight to Your Doorways and Entryways

elegant garlands hanging over a doorframe

Create the perfect entrance to your holiday home by hanging a clean and simple Christmas garland on your doorway. This brilliant idea serves as the perfect beginning to your yuletide theme. At the same time, this also creates a jubilant statement to your friends and neighbors that your family is already in the spirit of everyone’s favorite time of the year. For a more festive look, make sure to play with the classic Christmas colors of red, green, and white. You can also match this with a precious wreath or a pair of topiary trees.

Tree Classics’ Venetian Elegance Christmas Wreath

For a more elegant and bountiful display, you can try Tree Classics’ Venetian Elegance Christmas Wreath. This piece features pine cones, bronze ornaments, gold streaks, and deep red flowers, creating a vision that is both resplendent and sophisticated. Designed to elevate any area in your home, this is another exceptional addition to your entryway. Match it with its companion wreath for a more exquisite showcase.

elegant christmas garlands handstrung with Christmas lights

For a more glowing and captivating display, hang some bright clear LED lights on your garlands. This will accentuate the fine details of your foliage and bring lovely warmth in your area. This is ideal for those cold winter nights. The front of your house will be bursting with life with this pleasant addition.

Turning Your Mantelpiece into a Spectacular Christmas Showcase

a garland atop a sophisticated and timeless mantel

Another ideal location for your garland is the living room mantel. This does not only complement your Christmas tree by mirroring the beauty of your choice evergreen, but also delivers a statement of boldness. Pick out a garland that echoes the style and look of your overall Christmas decorating theme. This will no doubt make for a stunning and alluring display.

a lush garland with gold trimmings

Garlands can instantly infuse your home with a touch of royalty. Hang a bevy of gold pine cones, balls, ribbons, and even small figurines. Match the colors with your drapes or even sofa set for a timeless appearance.

Filling Your Living Room with the Charm of the Season

gorgeous garlands hung on a frame attached to the ceiling

The living room is often the center of holiday activities, so it should be filled with all the glory of the season. Hanging a prelit garland across your ceiling showers your space with an unmistakable festive atmosphere that will further enliven your home. Make sure to place this in the center of the room to cover the entire area.

delightful garlands hanging fom a window

Windows are also ideal places where you can hang your garlands. This addition not only brings a touch of charm into your space, but also frames your vision of the outside. What’s even more magnificent is that against the clear radiance of natural light, the garlands look more delightful and fill your home with a lush atmosphere.

Creating a Yuletide Path in Your Home

garlands carefully wrapped around stair railings

Finally, garlands can also accent stair railings as they create the perfect path towards the center of your holiday celebrations. Homeowners will feel excitement once they see this enchanting vision of holiday grandeur and head down the stairs. Don’t hesitate to add texture and color to these fine garlands by hanging small ornaments. This will be a remarkable sight for the family and for guests.

Add more beauty and elegance to your home and festivities this holiday season with these delightful garland ideas from Tree Classics.

Tree Classics Holiday Guide: Lovely Christmas Wreath Decorating Ideas

One classic holiday piece that beautifully fills homes with the spirit of the yuletide season is the Christmas wreath. It dons the same beautiful foliage of the Christmas tree in a more compact size. Here are several Christmas wreath decorating ideas that will infuse your home with the charm of the most awaited time of the year.

Creating a Festive Welcome with a Christmas Wreath

hanging a wreath on your door tells everyone that your home is ready for the holidays

Wreaths are always excellent additions to a front door. Hanging one in your entryway is the first step to creating a holiday home. It also announces to the entire neighborhood that you’re all set for Christmas. Make sure to choose a wreath that would pleasantly echo your indoor décor pieces.

Setting a Joyous Tone Using Christmas Wreaths with Large Ornaments

a wreath on a mantel is a wonderful way to fill your room with glee
Rustic Family Room by Gettysburg Media & Bloggers Mustard Seed Interiors

Most people are under the impression that the Christmas tree sets the theme of the entire home. A wreath can also perform that impressive function. Placing a lovely wreath adorned with large ornaments on your mantel creates a striking statement of joy and splendor. Pairing this with several more pieces, such as snowflakes, Christmas socks, or even a small tabletop tree can enrich that statement and highlight your decorative theme even more.

Bringing Wintry Charm into Your Home with a Snow-kissed Wreath

Tree Classics' Oakland Hills Christmas Wreath

One of the most wonderful things you can do to your space is to fill it with the exquisite and remarkable beauty of the winter landscape. Tree Classics’ Oakland Hill Christmas Wreath does just that. The lush gray-green foliage of this piece is dusted with crisp white snow that calls to mind the powdery forests found in mountainsides. It also comes with pine cones that provide a countryside quality to any space. Place this on your coffee table or on top of your mantel. Pair this with a flocked evergreen or a white tree with silver snowflake ornaments to fully complement this superb wreath.

Adding Regal Charm Using Christmas Wreaths with a Touch of Gold

Tree Classics' Golden Treasures Christmas Wreath

Another marvelous idea is to give your room a hint of royal elegance this holiday season. This kind of resplendence is found in the color gold made prominent in Tree Classics’ Golden Treasure Christmas Wreath. This wonderful decorative item features the classic evergreen foliage that everyone adores. It is further made beautiful by the presence of ornaments, leaves, pine cones, and a ribbon in a gold shade. Ideal for both indoor and outdoor use, this artificial wreath provides a dimension of magnificence to any home. Place this near bright clear Christmas lights to make the piece sparkle during those winter nights.

Giving a Festive Touch Using Christmas Wreaths in Classic Holiday Colors

Tree Classics' Venetian Elegance Christmas Wreath

Creating a red and green holiday theme is always a timeless and safe decorative approach. You can elevate this time-honored and well-loved theme even more by adding Tree Classics’ Venetian Elegance Christmas Wreath. The green needles and gold ornaments found in the piece create a splendid atmosphere, while the red flowers add a touch of drama that evokes our feelings about the season. Family members can’t help but fall in love and adore this artificial wreath.

Inviting the Quiet Charm of the Holidays Using Minimalist Christmas Wreaths

Hang a marvelous wreath in your kitchen to give it a touch of Christmas appeal

A simple evergreen wreath with a dainty ribbon hanging on a glass window brings in the cheerful atmosphere associated with Christmas. You can further complement this by making a few changes in your space. In the photo above, the plaid tablecloth on the kitchen nook beautifully echoes the pink shade of the ribbon, creating a yuletide pleasantry to an otherwise plain space.

Create a gorgeous holiday home with these sophisticated Christmas wreath ideas from Tree Classics.

Christmas Tree Decorating Trends: How to Choose a Color Scheme for the Holidays

Decorating for the holidays can be a challenge because of the myriad of options available. But it doesn’t always have to be the case when you organize your ideas based on a color palette. In this post, Tree Classics gives you seven smart tips on how to come up with the perfect color scheme for your Christmas tree.

1. Use Your Favorite Colors

Color choices are highly subjective, and when it comes to decorating your Christmas tree, you need to do what feels right for you. That said, don’t be intimidated by using ornaments in an unconventional palette. Whatever your favorite colors are, they can be the perfect choice for your tree.

Look for a pairing that works. Even the most unusual combinations can yield great results – like this violet and brown color scheme on a white tree.

2. Complement the Existing Colors in your House

A good rule of thumb in decorating a tree is to choose colors that match or contrast nicely with your décor. Focus on what you have in your home and select complementary colors that bring out the seasonal feeling.

If your walls are neutral, your space can work with a lot of different colors. In fact, decorations would be a good way to add visual interest and contrast. Opt for gold, silver, and bronze if you already have a busy room décor. These metallic tones will stand out without conflicting with all the other colors and patterns.

 

3. Check out Interior Design Magazines

Holiday magazines both printed and online offer a lot of ideas and inspiration for home design projects. Browse through the different Christmas tree features from professional designers and choose which one matches your personality and home style.

4. Select a Color according to a Holiday Theme

Choosing a color scheme is a lot easier when you have a holiday theme, as this already presents a harmonious palette. For instance, a winter wonderland décor brings to mind white and silver with a hint of blue and purple with the use of clear lights. Vintage Christmas calls for saturated hues. Reverse Christmas celebrates fun summer colors.

 

5. Stick to Classic Christmas Colors: Red and Green

Stay true to tradition by choosing the red and green color scheme. Nothing can be more Christmassy than combining poinsettias and bows in shades of red with emerald green baubles on a pine tree. If you want to spice it up, try adding white, silver, or gold to the mix.

6. Let your Christmas Ornaments Inspire You

Select Christmas ornaments on which you can base your color scheme. If you have a special holiday decoration from your childhood home, you can make this as your focal point and draw your Christmas colors from its design. Remember, your inspiration can be anything from a favorite tree topper or a pretty ribbon.

 

7. Go for a Festive Rainbow Theme

Still haven’t narrowed down your color choices? Why not use a rainbow theme! Aside from providing a vibrant, festive atmosphere, this scheme allows you to combine the different ornaments you’ve collected from Christmas seasons past. Layer colors for a chromatic Christmas display and bring the hues into your room décor to create a unified look.

More than achieving a visually pleasing décor, your holiday tree should be an expression of how you and your family feel about Christmas. In the end, the perfect color scheme is the one that warms your heart. Have fun decorating!

Different Types of Christmas Trees: Full, Narrow, Slim and Flatback Trees

Tree Classics features four of the most common Christmas tree shapes to help you in choosing an artificial Christmas tree that is right for you!

Artificial Christmas trees today take on a variety of shapes or profiles in order to meet the needs of every household. With these beautifully crafted trees, different homes – no matter how big or small the space, no matter the style – are imparted with the spirit of Christmas through the heartwarming presence of these evergreens.

The Full Tree

Full trees are the most popular of all because they resemble real Christmas trees pretty closely. Featuring lush foliage and a broad profile, full trees are perfect for cheering up the mood in your home with their regal charm and abundance.

 

How to Decorate a Full Christmas Tree

The commanding presence of a full Christmas tree invites you to give it an adorable embellishment, simply because it is something that the whole family will enjoy looking at throughout the holidays. Full trees can be decorated with almost anything – from tinsel garlands and shiny baubles to ribbons and knitted stocking ornaments. Different combinations and placements of holiday trimmings give the tree a unique appeal.

The Narrow Tree

Narrow Christmas trees are perfect for spreading holiday warmth and cheer in smaller homes and apartments. These fairly traditional full-height yet slender trees also work well as a secondary holiday centerpiece that you can have in your dining room, kitchen, or guest room.

 

How to Decorate a Narrow Christmas Tree

Lending an air of elegance, narrow Christmas trees look even sleeker when decorated with restraint. To add visual interest without being overpowering, combine baubles, icicles, and trimmings in a monochromatic color scheme.

On the other hand, if you want your tree to appear fuller, consider featuring different textures that create volume and depth. Large baubles and bows, mixed with pinecones and poinsettias, can give a sense of breadth and create the feeling of abundance as a full tree would.

The Slim Tree

For homes that have minimal space, beautiful and verdant slim trees are the ideal way to usher in the holiday season. With lean silhouettes, these trees can fit in even in the tightest spaces, giving your entryways, foyers, and corners an instant dose of Christmas cheer.

Burberry Fir by Tree Classics
Burberry Fir Christmas Tree by Tree Classics

 

How to Decorate a Slim Christmas Tree

The old adage ‘less is more’ is a good rule to follow when it comes to slim Christmas trees. Skinny trees command attention due to their delicate profile, and it’s best to showcase this feature by keeping the ornaments minimal.

Skinny trees give the illusion of height, which is why they work well in small rooms. Emphasize this admirable attribute by using ribbons that cascade from the top to bottom. Hang the smaller ornaments on the upper part of the tree and the bigger ones at the lower section to create a sense of balance.

The Flatback Tree

Flatback trees radiate the holiday ambiance of a traditional Christmas tree but takes up only half the floor space. Great for studios and small apartments, these trees feature a space-saving design that allows them to rest comfortably against the wall while providing a lush full-tree effect from the front.

 

How to Decorate a Flatback or Half Christmas Tree

Because a flatback tree poses as a full-bodied tree, it is spruced up much like a lush evergreen, except that you get to skip the back corner. Depending on your room’s décor, you can choose a festive red-and-green theme or go beyond the traditional Christmas colors.

A neutral scheme using natural elements, such as pinecones and other woodsy ornaments, is a great way to infuse a feeling of coziness and warmth in your holiday celebrations. Add a joyful spirit by placing neatly wrapped presents under the tree.

With the wide selection available on the market, choosing an artificial Christmas tree can be difficult. We hope this Tree Classics feature has helped you in buying a Christmas tree that’s perfect for your holiday home.

A Berry Merry Christmas: Holiday Decorations with Charming Berry Accents

Christmas berry wreaths and garlands have long echoed nature’s splendor during the holidays. These lovely symbols of a bountiful harvest never go out of style.

Tree Classics presents five charming Christmas wreaths and garlands that feature realistic foliage and luscious berry accents. These vibrant decorative pieces have been created to bring the harvest of the season into your home.

The Classic Charm of Rustic Holiday Wreaths

Winterberry Christmas Wreath
Winterberry Christmas Wreath

Adorn your holiday home with the fine Winterberry Christmas Wreath. Crafted from high-quality PVC needles, our yuletide wreath features lifelike dried foliage decorated with small, bright red berries. Pine cones also add a warm, rustic allure to this lovely holiday piece.

Classic Cranberry Christmas Wreath
Classic Cranberry Christmas Wreath

Another fine example of a holiday favorite, this Classic Cranberry Christmas Wreath captures the charm of a traditional Christmas celebration. With its lively red hue, our stunning decorative piece is sure to fill your guests with yuletide cheer.

The Bountiful Beauty of Harvest Wreaths and Garlands

Classic Holiday Christmas Wreath
Classic Holiday Christmas Wreath and Garland

Fill your home with the festive atmosphere of the holidays with our Classic Holiday Christmas Wreath and Garland. Made from Real Feel® and PVC needles, these holiday creations are designed to add class and elegance to your space. With their masterful combination of red berry and golden acorn accents and bright UL lights, our Christmas wreath and garland are excellent complements to any style of home – from rustic to traditional to transitional.

Alpine Grand Fir Wreath
Alpine Grand Fir Wreath and Garland

For a cool and wintry highlight ideal for the season, decorate your space with our timeless Alpine Grand Fir Wreath and Garland. Inspired by the beautiful Grand Fir, our yuletide accents feature a combination of deep green Real Feel needles, frosted pine cones, red berries, and apples. This Christmas piece, complete with high-quality UL lights, helps create a perfect display with a lovely pastoral look.

Woodbury Classic Noble Fir Wreath
Woodbury Classic Noble Fir Christmas Wreath and Garland

Deck your halls with the beauty of classic holly with our Woodbury Classic Noble Fir Christmas Wreath and Garland. Featuring realistic fir foliage that uses our signature Real Feel needles, these decorative pieces make stylish focal points on your holiday mantel. The green holly, bright red berries, and deep brown pine cones infuse your home with the natural beauty of wintry woodlands.

Transform your home into an ideal holiday retreat by embellishing it with these classic berry wreaths and garlands from Tree Classics.