I love decorating my house for the Holidays. Tree trimming hasn’t ever just been about my tree. I trim everything from the kitchen, the bathroom and my desk at work. I wanted to share with our readers some of my ideas that are not just easy but also inexpensive as well.
For example, did you know that using pinecones on your christmas tree, around your candles and in your fireplace make beautiful accents and spruce up everyone’s holiday spirits. If real pine cones arent available in your area, every dollar store carries them ready to hang on your tree. Personally, that is where I purchase mine and I purchase the lovely snow tipped ones which really make your tree look authentic. If you have the luxury of having real pinecones, you can dip the edges in glitter glue and tie a ribbon around the top portion in order to hang them on the tree. Kids love to do this as well and it makes for happy memory making.
Not to toot my own horn, but I always get compliments on my tree ornaments. What people don’t know is that half of the ornaments on my tree cost less than $2.00 per ornament, some even being as low as $0.59. My secret you might ask? I hit the craft stores the weekend after Christmas and definitiely hit the dollar stores all during the holiday season and pick up extra ordinary, unusual ornaments. Natural ornaments give trees that old fashioned look (i.e., pinecones, wooden toy ornaments, wooden birdhouses, snowflakes, angels and stars). These visual affirmations, for me, help me to de-stress and make me much calmer during all of the hecticness of the season. Actually, taking time enjoying these beautiful ornaments, calming lights and decorations makes me feel closer to God and to nature. It makes my spirit sing.
Lastly, decorating for my family allows me to escape back to a time when I enjoyed watching my mother and grandmothers decorate and share memories. Through these memories, we learn each other’s stories and we connect to one another as family.
TMF Readers, let us in on your holiday decorating tips. We would love to hear them.
Peace, Blessings and Happy Decorating!