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Great Ways To Decorate Your Home For The Holiday Christmas Season
Start Early - Enjoy Those Christmas Decorations
Great Ways To Decorate Your Home For the Holiday Chistmas Season - Start Early
There are so many great ways to decorate your home for the holidays, so why not start early this year? The Christmas season can be a very uplifting time of year if you just allow it to happen. If you take the time to start early, you will find this joyous season will be less stressful and you will actually have time to stop and take in all of it's grandeur and beauty.
Try starting the first week of November, even if you add one string of lights to the outside of your home you'll be amazed at how quickly you'll add another string of lights on a tree and even start decorating the inside of your home. Starting in November has its benefits especially if you live where the autumn can turn exceedingly cold long before winter officially arrives. Its much easier to hang lights on your home and the trees outside when your fingers aren't turning blue.
I always get the outside of our home decorated first and then the whole family chips in decorating the inside. You can add a lot of decorations and lights or keep it simple and just add a few. If you start early you can actually enjoy the full season and have plenty of time to bake christmas cookies, do your xmas shopping and even catch up with friends and family.
My family and I love the Christmas season and decorating our home is a big part of that. Every year we try to add a little something extra and starting early lets us really take it all in.
Christmas Lights - Exterior
Great Ways To Decorate the Outside of Your Home For Christmas
You can decorate the outside of your home for Christmas in so many ways and anything goes. We have always kept the outside lighting simple for our home. Start with the roof line and add a few strings of lights. There are countless types of string lights to choose from including icicle, hanging, and blinking lights. Choose a style and color you will not get easily tired of, something you will actually look forward to seeing even after two months of use.
Next you can add lights to doors and windows, trees and shrubs and even other outdoor structures. One thing most people neglect is adding some decorations to the back yard as well. It really adds something special when you look out of your kitchen window and see your back yard lit in a festive mood. When my kids were young, we spent countless hours building snow forts and playing in the snow in our back yard so it makes sense to add a few string of lights there too.
Xmas Decorations Inside The Home
Great Ways To Decorate The Inside Of Your Home for the Holiday Season
Much like the outside of your home, you can add as much decorations and lights and you like. typically most people will have one Christmas tree but you can have many trees spread throughout your home. Try adding some smaller trees as they come in so many sizes and styles. Of course if you prefer real trees you will have to wait until a few weeks before Christmas.
Artificial trees have become much more affordable and more life like in appearance. They are much safer than real trees and require no daily maintenance. Having several smaller artificial trees throughout your home spreads the festive mood. This way the whole family can really enjoy the feelings associated with xmas anywhere in your home. We have some trees that are mostly decorated with home made decorations. Especially when the kids were young we had made countless hanging decorations and clay figures. Now is the time to bring out all of the memory made decor.
Other areas to add Christmas cheer is on fireplace mantels, stairway railings and even table tops. You can add lights and a variety of holly to mantels and stairway railings. Seasonal candles and wreathes and lights can be added to table tops. We have always rolled our own candles out of bees wax sheets. The bees wax sheets come in a variety of colors and are easy to make, even kids enjoy this as a festive family activity and they add so much to the dining room table.
So make your holiday season start early this year. Add some lights and some decorations and your family will enjoy the xmas season thoughout your home.
Fireplace Mantel Christmas Decorations
Christmas Lights and Music
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Nutcrackers - A Great Xmas Tradition
- Nutcrackers Make A Great Xmas Tradition
Nutcrackers make a great family tradition. They come in all shapes and sizes and add their own personality and warmth to your home. Nutcrackers become part of the family at Christmas time.