The weather outside is most definitely frightful—which is the perfect excuse to bust out the Christmas decorations a wee bit early. Turn up the Christmas carols, fire up the fireplace and keep the eggnog coming—it’s time to deck the halls.
First thing’s first. Whether you head out to the farm to chop one down yourself or dig it out of the attic, the Christmas tree is the focal point of your holiday décor. I mean, you do want Santa to have a place to put the presents, right? Once you’ve wrestled with the tree stand and hung the lights, the fun part begins.
Put a Skirt on It
Every tree needs a skirt, because let’s face it. Tree stands are just not very cute.
For a more traditional look that’s still personal, a monogrammed tree skirt in classic holiday colors and patterns is as elegant as it gets.
If traditional just isn’t your thing, there’s literally a tree skirt for everyone on Zazzle.
Animal Lovers …
And even space Geeks …
Go Out on a Limb
Lights, check. Skirt, check. Now for the ornaments. Start with your favorites, giving them primetime spots along the most visible areas of your tree. Next, grab your larger ornaments and space them evenly around the tree. Don’t ignore the areas close to the trunk as you hang smaller and medium-size “filler” ornaments.
We love the tradition of collecting new ornaments as the years go, whether it’s to commemorate your engagement or wedding …
A new addition:
Or to simply remember one of your child’s favorite movies of the year:
If you take an annual family photo, you can create a custom ornament every year:
Zazzle tip: If you know someone who was recently married or had a baby, a personalized ornament is a surefire way to make them go, “awwwwwww.”
Put a Sock in It
Stockings add that finishing touch to the picture perfect holiday scene. Choose one for every member of your family, including the furry ones.
Now kick back, enjoy your eggnog or warm apple cider and put on your favorite holiday film.