There are several classic Christmas decorations we put up year after year without ever taking a step back and asking ourselves questions like, “Why am I putting a tree inside my home?” Do you wonder how and why these strange traditions began? Perhaps it’s the origin of Christmas decorating traditions that have made them endure through the years. Learning the origins of your favorite Christmas decor trends could provide insight that gives your holiday decorating a little more purpose this year.
Every year, millions of Americans purchase fresh or artificial Christmas trees to display inside their homes with strings of lights, colorful balls and shiny strips of decorative material. The tradition dates all the way back to 16th century Germany, when devout Christians decorated trees in their homes, or created wood pyramids to decorate with evergreens when trees were less abundant. Continue reading “History of Christmas Decorations” →
There are always new trends emerging when it comes to decorating your home for Christmas, but sometimes you just can’t beat the classics. Digging into your storage closet for your holiday decorating antiques could reveal unexpected treasures. The key is knowing how to use them. Classic Christmas decor can give your home the same look and feel you remember from childhood, capturing the magic of the holiday season. For some fun and fashionable ways to decorate your home for the holidays, take a look at these approaches to enhancing your decor the old-fashioned way.
Green and Red
Most modern trends stray from the classic green and red color combos in favor of newer and more modern patterns and schemes like silvers, blues and damask prints. Ironically, this fact has made red and green decor much less common during the holidays, so a retreat to this classic look would make your color scheme stand out even more.
You have shopping to do, cookies to bake, and a house to clean. So when it comes to decorating for the holidays, you can use all the help you can get. Instead of spending time trying to come up with Christmas decorating tips, use these helpful pointers from the expert elves at Tree Classics to achieve the home decor you’ve been dreaming of. These project ideas might be just the thing to get your Christmas creativity flowing. Add your own personal touch for a unique look that you can call your own.
1. Cinnamon Christmas Tree Ornaments
Kiddie crafts are a great way to bring the childhood spirit of Christmas into your home decor, while bringing the whole family together for a fun and interactive experience. Creating cinnamon Christmas tree ornaments is easy to make, adorable and aromatic – perfect for infusing the holiday scent in your home. Simply lay two pieces of fabric on top of one another and cut into the shape of a Christmas tree. Sew the bottom half of the fabric together and leave the top half open to fill with cinnamon sticks. Sew the top back up, secure with a ribbon and hang on your tree for a natural fragrance and an adorable look.
Want that enchanting evergreen smell in your home, but don’t want the hassle of needle shedding and decay? Don’t stress. Contrary to popular belief, you can still enjoy the convenience and beauty of an artificial Christmas tree and make your entire home holiday-ready for all of the senses. Get the real pine scent with these simple home additions will give you the best of both worlds, so you can keep the spirit of Christmas in the air.
With just a little bit of oil, wall diffusers can create a tantalizing aroma throughout your entire home that smells exactly like a lush evergreen fresh from the forest. These devices can be placed discreetly behind your realistic artificial Christmas tree to make all your guests think your tree is the source of this beautiful smell. Many advanced models are completely silent and require just a few drops of oil and a free outlet to work like a dream. You can even find wall diffusers with controls that let you customize the strength and duration of the scent, so you can achieve the desired level of pine scent.
There isn’t an official time that you should begin decorating for the holidays. But, you want enough time to enjoy your efforts while making sure your decorations don’t wear out their welcome. If you’re ready to decorate in the middle of November then that’s the right time for you. Others may choose to decorate once Thanksgiving has passed, while others wait until December. As long as you are creating your winter wonderland with the right spirit, any time is the right time. Make a Christmas landscape to remember with these outdoor decorating tips.
Get into the Christmas Spirit
If you feel the spirit of Christmas and are ready to string the lights, it doesn’t hurt to enhance the mood by playing your favorite Christmas music and lighting some holiday-scented candles. You may even want to whip up your favorite Christmas beverage such as some rich eggnog or Christmas wassail that will waft throughout your home and create a warm and Christmas-friendly atmosphere. Continue reading “Outdoor Christmas Decorating Tips” →