How to Create a Winter Holiday Atmosphere at Home



Winter holiday decorations alone are not enough to transform your home into a winter holiday retreat. The devil is in the details when it comes to decorating, especially when recreating the subtle accents of winter. For a truly winter-inspired theme, you have to ensure a complete sensory experience that goes beyond what you can merely see.

In this post, Tree Classics presents a few tips on enhancing a winter theme by paying more attention to how your home is lit, how it’s decorated, and how the overall wintry effect can be enriched through scents and fragrances. Continue reading

How to Hang Wreaths and Garlands

Adding wreaths and garlands around the house during the Holiday season is definitely one of the prettiest things you can do to spruce up your home for this time of year. I love adding lights for a special glow to the season too, and battery-powered wreaths and garlands are an easy way to get both. It doesn’t take a lot of effort with pre-lit garlands and wreaths, and you’re ready to entertain in no time!

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How to Repurpose Old Holiday Foliage

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Photo courtesy of Jennifer Prince

With Christmas just around the corner, every nook and cranny of our homes features a  wreath, garland, or tree on display. We naturally love to fill our homes with foliage decorations that remind us of the season’s festivities.

As the years go by, however, some of our beloved wreaths, garlands, and trees wear out their sheen. Other times, we decide to change our theme for the year, even though last season’s foliage may be in perfect condition.

This holiday, don’t be so quick to discard your older items. Here are a few Christmas decorating ideas that breathe new life into your old holiday foliage.

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Adding Holiday Scents to Your Home

I love the smell of Christmas! By that, I mean a real Christmas tree smell of spruce and fir and that wonderful pungent scent of real greenery. There is nothing better than walking into a room with a real live Christmas tree smell. Most of us have gravitated towards faux Christmas trees now and I’ve been using them for more than 20 years. They are so much easier and less messy than a real tree, but with that ease comes a loss of those wonderful scents of a real Christmas tree.

Tree Classics has products that add the scents of Christmas back into your holiday decorating. ScentSicles are scented ornaments that can be tucked into real greenery or hung on a tree just like an ornament.

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Announcing the Winner of Our 40th Anniversary Giveaway!

Alongside the Tree Classic’s 40th Year Holiday Housewalk, we gave readers a chance to win the 7.5’ Classic Noble Fir Snap Tree. To qualify, participants simply had to answer the question: What’s the most memorable Christmas gift you’ve ever given and what made it special?”


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Thank You to Our 40th Year Holiday Housewalk Bloggers

To help us celebrate our 40th season, 12 of Tree Classics’ friends and our own ambassador, Rhoda, have all pitched in to decorate a Tree Classics tree or wreath and garland set of their choice and they’ve all shared what they’ve come up with. From our first glimpse of Jenna’s Colorado Blue Spruce Snap Tree™ to Rhoda’s big White Alpine tree reveal, each piece made us all want to rush home and decorate our own homes!

As the Tree Classics’ 40th Year Holiday Housewalk comes to a close, we’d like to thank all of our featured bloggers for helping us kick off the decorating season with a bang. We wish you all the best in completing your motif throughout your homes, and we’re excited to see what comes next from you. The holidays, after all, have only just begun.

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Setting up a Snap Tree™ at Home

Christmas comes once a year and it’s nice to get the tree up and decorated without a lot of hassle and work. I’ve been using artificial trees for years and they have definitely improved in the last 25 years or so. Tree Classics has designed an innovative tree that snaps together and sits on a rolling stand, making the Snap Tree™ fast and simple to set up in your own home. Anything to make the job easier is a good thing!

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Featured Blogger: Julie of Julie Montgomery Interiors

JulieJulie Montgomery is an Atlanta-based Interior Designer, entrepreneur, and creator of the Simply Savvy Blog. Since 2010, she has helped busy professionals and families realize the homes that fit their lifestyle and personality. Julie believes in the power of space to influence our creativity. According to her, your surroundings bring everything to life. Continue reading

Featured Blogger: Laura of Duke Manor Farm

The creative mind behind Duke Manor Farm, Laura describes herself as a country-loving gal who lives on a farm. Hailing from North East Georgia, Laura and her husband are now raising a wonderful family in a house they stumbled upon mostly by accident! Now the center of her decorating and DIY projects, they’ve managed to transform that property a beautiful home. Continue reading

Featured Bloggers: Vicki and Jen of 2 Bees in a Pod

A mother and daughter team from Atlanta, GA, Vicki and Jen share their love for interior design and DIY on their blog 2 Bees in a Pod. Vicki’s decorating style is Vintage Traditional, while Jen has more eclectic tastes than her mother. Together, they combine their design aesthetics to transform furniture, re-design parts of their homes, recipes, and lives. Continue reading