Using Christmas in July to Test Out Your Tree

It is that time of the year when our friends south of the equator are celebrating Christmas in July. While December is still months away, I like to join in their fun and make the most of this time by testing out my Christmas tree. From inspecting for possible product defects to creating a new holiday décor idea, you can use Christmas in July to get your trees in tip-top shape before the busy Christmas season hits. Take out the tree you’ve had in storage and try these simple steps to test out your tree for Christmas in July.

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Christmas: A History

Decorating the tree, singing carols and exchanging gifts—these are some of the things that make Christmas the most anticipated holiday of the year. Many happy traditions revolve around the Yuletide season, but have you ever wondered when we started celebrating Christmas and how it came about? In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the origin of this beloved holiday.

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5 Christmas Décor Ideas I Found on Pinterest

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By Extra Petite; Pin here

When it comes to decorating for Christmas, I am always on the lookout for ideas that are beautiful yet simple, and affordable to execute. From the living room to the dining room, I love to entertain my friends and family – and that includes creating a space filled with cheer and grace. For my latest décor inspiration, I sought ideas from the thousands of creative posts on Pinterest.

Here are a few of my favorite Christmas finds on Pinterest.

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Thank You to Our Independence Day Featured Bloggers

In celebration of Independence Day, Tree Classics partnered with 10 bloggers who each decorated a white Tree Classics tree in a 4th of July theme. From military spouses to stay-at-home moms, everyone came up with wonderful ways to use patriotic ornaments such as American flags, stars, and ribbons in the classic red, blue, and white hues.

What made these features extra special are the warm family stories that inspired their decorations. In a short Q&A, the bloggers shared their most favorite 4th of July memories, decorating tips, and a sneak peek of what we can expect from them during the holidays. Continue reading “Thank You to Our Independence Day Featured Bloggers”

Independence Day Featured Blogger: Amy of The Strattons

Amy is a 20-year old Army wife and blogger. Her interests include photography, Mexican cuisine, and all things vintage. Her blog, The Strattons, is home to beautiful photos, fashion and beauty posts, video logs, and tips on living the Army wife life.

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