Christmas Decorations Photo Gallery

Christmas Is In the Air

As Thanksgiving approaches, it is time to give thanks and celebrate the holiday season. Each year, stores and malls seem to display Christmas decorations earlier and earlier, sometimes putting out Christmas items as early as September.

Rather than focusing on buying gifts, it’s important to think of giving from your heart and how you can make someone’s holiday a little extra special.

By decorating the inside and outside of your house, you join in celebrating the holiday season. Decorating doesn’t have to be a stressful and expensive task. It is a time where families come together and work as a team to create beautiful displays and light up the night with bright, colorful holiday lights.

Recycled Christmas Decorations

You can create a beautiful centerpiece inexpensively by using a few items you have around the house, or some items purchased at a dollar store.

To create the centerpiece below, I used an old vase, filled it with some old Christmas balls, and added a few pieces of plastic holiday greenery purchased at an after Christmas sale:

Christmas Centerpiece
Christmas Centerpiece | Source

Dining Room Centerpiece

In the dining room, add a festive holiday tablecloth to brighten up the room for the holidays. In this photo, I used 2 very old candlesticks, along with some special “tree-shaped” candles that I purchased from a magazine about 10 years ago. The candles are beautiful but they are very fragile, and they have broken several times. I used household glue to mend them several times.

In the center, is a small tree that I got for free about 20 years ago at a home interior demonstration. At the demonstration, there was a display of Christmas décor that the salesperson was displaying. I complimented that I loved the tree and she said she I could have it. What a nice gesture and it has become a traditional decoration in the family.

Dining Room Centerpiece
Dining Room Centerpiece | Source

The Traditional Ceramic Tree

Does anyone still have a ceramic Christmas tree? I have 3 of them, 2 of which I made in a ceramics class over 20 years ago. Yes, over 20 years ago! The first tree pictured here is the first ceramic Christmas tree I made. It is approximately 15” high.

This second ceramic tree is, larger, thinner tree that I made, which is specifically designed to fit in a window. It is approximately 26” high including the base.

Ceramic Christmas Trees
Ceramic Christmas Trees | Source

Mrs. and Mrs. Ceramic Snowman

Also part of my homemade collection is a Mr. and Mrs. Snowman, pictured here on the left and right. The snowman in the center was a snowman kit that I ordered in the mail to paint and glaze, which was a lot of fun.

The snowman with the red eye muffs was made from a plastic water bottle.

Ceramic Mrs. and Mrs. Snowman
Ceramic Mrs. and Mrs. Snowman | Source

St. Nicholas Square Victorian Light-up House

This is a light-up Victorian house from the St. Nicholas Square Collection that I purchased on sale around Christmas time a few years ago from a department store.

Christmas Victorian House
Christmas Victorian House | Source

Animated Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause

This quaint, animated Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause sits on the floor, the candle lights up and Mrs. Clause rocks in her chair as she knits. This was a gift from my parents when my children were small, and sits in our foyer every Christmas to welcome visitors at the doorway.

Animated Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause
Animated Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause | Source

Needlepoint Nativity

This nativity was a needle point was from a kit I purchased and made many years ago. It came with the wood background, and after the needlepoint was finished, it was glued and nailed on the wooden frame.

Needlepoint Nativity
Needlepoint Nativity | Source

The Traditional Christmas Tree

We have opted to use an artificial Christmas tree over the years. This tree is approximately 7’ tall and is decorated with colored lights and an array of ornaments collected over the years.

Traditional Christmas Tree
Traditional Christmas Tree | Source

Ceramic Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus

Also from my homemade ceramic collection are statues of the Blessed Mother Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus. Mary and Joseph stand about 18 inches tall. The three pieces are perfect to display in a large front window.

Note: This is Hub 2 of 30 of my 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge!

Ceramic Nativity
Ceramic Nativity | Source

© 2014 Amelia Griggs

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listsnthings 11 months ago from London, United Kingdom

Thanks this hub has lots of good ideas for decorating over Christmas


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easylearningweb 11 months ago Author

Thanks, listsnthings, yes, decorating is so much fun.

I appreciate you stopping by, and Happy Holidsys to you!

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