Lots of families celebrate Christmas in December, but what makes the holiday particularly special is the personal family traditions that give it a unique, magical quality – reviving feelings of very first Christmas experiences. Think about your own holiday family traditions from childhood. There’s a good chance you continue to carry on these traditions today. Start your season off with a little nostalgia with these popular family Christmas traditions.
1. Watching Christmas Classics
Gathering the whole family together in front of the TV with popcorn, hot chocolate and favorite classic Christmas films is a popular tradition with many different families. What would Christmas be like without Ralphie and his Red Ryder BB gun? The Grinch’s touching change of heart in Whoville? The whole Peanuts crew singing carols around Charlie Brown’s humble Christmas tree? Or George Bailey’s wonderful life? These stories are memories in and of themselves that touch our lives and remind us what Christmas is all about.
Many Christmas decorations hold more than just monetary value. Since a large bulk of your Christmas decorations are probably homemade by kids and loved ones, these holiday items are special to say the least. To keep your precious holiday decor and your tree protected year after year, upgrade to one or more of these Christmas storage accessories.
1. Christmas Tree Storage Bags
If you’re going with an environmentally-friendly artificial Christmas tree this year, you’re going to want to make sure your tree is kept safe when you’re not using it, so you can take full advantage of these long-lasting, budget-friendly alternatives. A Tree Classics Tree Saver Storage Bag is one convenient option for safe and simple storage, which stands upright and keeps your tree compact without compromising quality. There’s no need to go through the whole process of disassembling your tree either, since all you need to do is remove your ornaments and zip up the bag for easy set-up and storage.
Last month, Tree Classics launched the “Christmas Legacy Scavenger Hunt,” where a Royal Rockwell Fir Tree was up for grabs. We kicked off the contest by asking the first question, “What’s the tallest a Tree Classics’ Classic Noble Fir Tree can be?” (Answer: The tallest Classic Noble Fir is a 12 ft tall Christmas tree).
It’s beginning to look—and feel—a lot like Christmas. But planning this year’s holiday party doesn’t have to feel like just another item to check off the to-do list! You can have fun organizing a dinner party that will give your guests a touch of the peace and community that the holiday season is really all about.
So take a deep breath, get a piece of paper, put on some soft Christmas music, curl up by your Christmas tree, and enjoy planning the holiday party that your friends and family are sure to remember.
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” →