The day of hearts celebrates all kinds of love. It’s time to show your kids just how diverse love is.
As the month of February arrives, love songs fill the air; shops and restaurants turn their eyes on lovers and all things romantic for Valentine’s Day. But the day of hearts is not simply for lovers, but for everyone who loves. Continue reading
If you thought you had the quirkiest seasonal decorations or the biggest decorating dilemmas, the Griswold family might just prove you wrong. One look at the Griswold family Christmas Tree, in the third installment of National Lampoon’s vacation series, makes our little Christmas tree quirks and seasonal issues seem like a walk in the park in comparison. Continue reading
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This might be the most patriotic and historic of all the iconic trees we’ll cover. The National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C. has a long and bright history–from the Christmas Eve in 1923 when Calvin Coolidge first lit a 28-foot balsam tree on the White House lawn. Continue reading
Christmas is all about tradition, but your personal style might not include midcentury nutcrackers and gingerbread men. Finding a balance between a traditional Christmas and a more modern style that fits your space isn’t an impossible feat.
This year’s Christmas trends don’t dismiss the traditions of the Christmas season, but they do update the traditional look and can bring sophistication to your space, whether you’re decking the halls of a small apartment or a large suburban home. Continue reading
The Christmas tree tradition reaches as far around the world as… the streets of Rome. Every year, an impressive tree graces Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican in Rome, giving a magical feel to the history-seeped streets of one of the world’s most historic cities. Continue reading
4 Safe and Simple Ways to Detect and Replace Bad Bulbs on Your Christmas Lights
There’s nothing worse than realizing your Christmas lights are a bust. It’s that moment when you ceremoniously plug the string of lights into the wall, ready to add the finishing touch to your tinseled work of art…and then you realize there’s a bad bulb that’s destroyed that moment. Talk about a letdown. Disappointment like that doesn’t belong in your holiday. Next time you experience a bad bulb, be prepared by following these few simple tips. Continue reading
Today’s iconic Christmas tree isn’t exactly a tree, though at 242 feet tall, it makes the spruce in Rockefeller Center look like a seasonal lightweight in comparison.
Photo by Serge Melki via Flickr. CC by 2.0.
The Wonderful Aspects of the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
Some wonderfully overlooked (or not-so-overlooked) aspects of the most wonderful time of the year…
Looking for some holiday inspiration as you celebrate the season with family and friends? Feeling overwhelmed by your own decorating dilemmas? In this series, we’ll take you on a grand tour to visit the 5 most iconic Christmas trees of all time. Continue reading
Christmas is over. You’ve consumed outrageous amounts of calories and find yourself sitting in the middle of a pile of wrapping paper, unable to move. Now what? Post-Christmas shopping deals may be just what you need to shake off the wrapping paper and get moving. You don’t have to be a hardcore shopping fanatic to take advantage of post-Christmas deals. By knowing what you want and need, you can make the most of the deals on December 26th. Continue reading