Christmas Garlands, a complete guide.

Christmas Garlands. Decorating for the Christmas season usually includes a garland or two.  If you think it is the same old stuff year after year, then think again.  There are lots of ways to use a garland, real or artificial, and some new twists to personalize them for your family or lifestyle. Flocked, pre-lit, artificial and real, garlands are traditionally found along mantelpieces and...

Christmas Wreaths and how they make Christmas better

Christmas wreaths are so welcoming when hung on the front door.  It is a gesture of friendship and spirit of the season.  Take that same feeling and display some of your wreaths indoors.  There are lots of places if you think about it. Walls and More – With the advent of removable adhesive hooks, a wreath can appear anywhere on walls, mirrors, or bedroom headboards.  Microfilament...

Different Places for a Christmas Wreath

The classic Christmas wreath hanging on the door has become a tradition.  But you needn’t be restricted to your entry door.  There are lots of places that wreaths can be displayed. WindowsForget about the door, put a wreath on the picture window(s) on the front of your house.  Just hang them inside.  Some wreaths are prelit so you can turn on the lights when it gets dark to...

Types of Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations. While a Christmas tree is probably the focus of most homes during that time of the year, there are a number of other accessories that are also common but can be used in uncommon ways. Ornaments Added to your tree, Christmas ornaments come in several shapes other than a round or spherical ball.   Egg-shaped – Elongated ovalsIcicle – Long and slender they can be...

Artificial Tree Types

Artificial trees today are more realistic than ever.  In fact, you can even choose the type of needles that are on the branches. There are two major types of technology or material from which the needles are manufactured.  The first is polyethylene (PE) and the second is polyvinyl chloride (PVC).  There is a third type that combines both, but we will deal with that later.   PE...

Tips for Choosing an Artificial Christmas Tree

There are some fundamentals when you start to shop for an artificial Christmas tree.  Here are some things to keep in mind. First, choose the space where you want your tree to stand.  Decide where you will relocate any furniture.  Realize that you will still need to walk around the tree as well as the furniture.  Think about the new traffic patterns that will be created.  Remember that...

What to Know About Flocked Trees

Shopping for a flocked Christmas tree can be confusing.  One of the choices is whether or not to opt for flocking.  If you were wondering about what it is and if it is for you, here’s some information. What is Flocking?  The short answer is applying some substance to the limbs of a Christmas tree to simulate snow.   Today the basic recipe is fiber (like paper pulp or cotton)...

Pre-Lit Vs. Unlit Christmas Trees

When you have decided to go with an artificial Christmas tree, probably the next decision is whether to purchase a pre-lit or unlit.  Most of the decision will surround personal preference and convenience. Pre-Lit Especially if you are short on time or energy, a pre-lit tree is a way to go.   You don’t have to fret with untangling the strings of lights and adjusting them on the tree,...