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Find a Theme for a Christmas Tree
Ornaments to Make Your Christmas Tree Unique and Special
Make your Christmas tree special by decorating it with a unique theme. Chose something with special meaning for you and find ornaments that fit that theme. It can be work related or hobbies or all about your locale or vacation. In this lens, you'll find some ideas to help you decorate your themed Christmas tree.
Be creative in choosing a theme. How about an accountant's Christmas tree for the lobby of their office? Think how pretty a bride's tree would be at a Christmas wedding reception. On this page, I've collected ideas for cultural themes, travel themes and other ideas for special trees. For each theme, I've found ornaments to carry out the idea.
Happy Holidays to you!
(photo by Virginia Allain)
Decorate a Tree with an African Theme
Tips and Ornaments
My neighbors lived in Africa for a number of years. They filled their home with wonderful momentos from their time abroad. At holiday time, their tree evokes memories of their years in Africa. It's wonderful and I could spend hours examining the different ornaments and hearing about their time there.
You sometimes find unique ornaments, even handmade ones, that you can't find anywhere else online.
Ornaments from around the World - Photos by Virginia Allain of my tree and friends' treesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Australian Christmas Ornaments on eBay
I lived in Australia for 3 1/2 years. It was a wonderful experience. Creating an Australian themed Christmas tree would bring back all the great memories of that time.
Check Out These Hispanic Christmas Ornaments - on Amazon
Feliz Navidad will be the spirit when you deck your tree with Hispanic ornaments.
You will find more Mexican themed ornaments at this link.
Hispanic Christmas Ornaments on eBay - Add a Latino Flair to Your Christmas Decorating
Show your pride in your hispanic heritage with these ornaments. Some are hand-painted and others are imported from Mexico. Be sure to look around on eBay for ones you can't find in a store.
More Ideas for Decorating a Mexican Themed Tree
- Mexican Christmas Tree Ornaments
Celebrate your Mexican heritage with Christmas tree ornaments that showcase your Mexican pride. I lived along the Texas-Mexican border for 11 years. Christmas was a festive time of tamales, Christmas songs played by a mariachi band and handmade...
Decorate with a Vintage Victorian Theme - An Eclectic Style for Christmas
Ideas for Decorating a Victorian Tree
You can make Victorian ornaments like small fans from pleating ribbons. Add sparkle by hanging old chandelier crystals found at yard sales and on eBay on the tree. Instead of the old-style candles, use the modern version (electric or battery powered) for a safer tree. Collect Victorian era postcards and place them around the tree.
Victorian Christmas Ornaments on Amazon - Very Elegant Decorations
When shopping for these, think of the ornaments on your grandparents' tree. That may give you some ideas on the kind of old-fashioned ornaments you want to start collecting. It's nice to be able to bring back memories of your childhood in this way.
Chandelier Crystals for a Victorian Look - Find some on eBay
I use these on my Christmas tree no matter what theme I'm using this year. They add some sparkle and often can be found very inexpensively. Check the auctions here for some bargains.
Find Victorian Postcards on eBay - and reproductions on Zazzle
I think these look great propped in the tree's branches.
Florida Christmas Ornaments on eBay - Don't Miss the Bidding Deadline
Now that I live in Florida, a tree with a Florida theme seems like fun. I saw one recently and it was really eye-catching with the flamingo ornaments and Santas in beach attire or on a surfboard. I'm not a sports fan, so it wouldn't have Florida Gators' ornaments on it. Maybe your Florida Christmas tree would though...
State Themed Christmas Trees
Texas Christmas Ornaments on eBay - Colorful Texas Themed Decorations for Your Tree
Seashell Christmas Ornaments on eBay - These Are Great for a Florida or Coastal Tree
Texas Flag Heart by Vexillophile
I lived in South Texas along the Mexican border for 11 years. Of course, my tree sports some Texas ornaments now.
Seasonal Seagulls Postcards by BarbaraBayerArt
When I lived in South Texas, we were just a short drive from South Padre Island. The Friends of the Library bought real seashell ornaments for the library's Christmas tree. They were dusted with just a little sparkle and looked fantastic on the tree.
Ideas for a Florida Themed Tree
- Florida Christmas Tree Ornaments
Christmas in Florida with warm weather, bright sunshine and Santa. Decorating the tree for the holiday can be a fun excursion into kitsch or go classy with seashells and handmade ornaments. I've lived in Florida for eight years now and it just...
Still More Themes
Christmas Tree Themes - (click on the title of any article to see the whole thing)
- Handmade German Star Ornaments
German Stars (AKA Moravian Stars) are beautiful ornaments. They also make great gifts or creative craft projects for folks about 9 and up.
- Decorations For a Florida Christmas Tree
It's Christmas in Florida, but no one wants snowflakes. Here are ways to make a holiday tree that's uniquely Floridian...
- Tips For Making Redneck Christmas Decorations
Instead of a fancy tree, try a non-traditional Christmas. Just for fun, go redneck for Christmas this year. merry christmas yall redneck santa by tooni_dooni
Create Your Own Christmas Ornaments
Theme: A Homemade Christmas
My family has lots of fun making new ornaments each year for the tree. One year they made clothespin reindeer (photo shows the side view). Another time we made Victorian fans using wide, lacy ribbon. It makes a good bonding activity for the whole family and a unique tree with memories for everyone.
(photo by Virginia Allain)
Home Made Christmas - You Can Do It!
- Homemade in a Hurry Christmas Ornaments
Interested in creating fast and easy but very personal Christmas ornaments? That's what this page is about so gather your odds and ends and sentimental bits and give me just two minutes of your time!
- Making Homemade Christmas Ornaments: Cinnamon Orname...
Homemade Christmas tree ornaments have such a special charm and appeal to them. Whether they are ornaments you made yourself, or ones that were given to you by a friend or relative, homemade Christmas tree ornaments can personalize your Christmas...
- Make a Pine Cone Pixie Ornament
Using acorns and pine cones, make an easy pixie ornament for the Christmas tree. It's cute and oh, so simple.
- How to Make Clothespin Reindeer Christmas Ornaments | eHow
This easy craft can involve the whole family. The reindeer made from clothespins look great on your tree and make wonderful gifts for friends and neighbors.