Each family has a different Christmas tree decorating style, but one thing is for sure – they are going to have a Christmas tree. Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a tree. This is one holiday tradition that isn’t disappearing any time soon and many families take the process very serious. Many families also have a large collection of Christmas tree ornaments while others may change their decorations and theme every year. Here are several tree decorating ideas that will add that special touch to your Christmas.
Nothing says Christmas better than snowflakes, snowmen and Santa Clause. Why not use them as a theme on your Christmas tree? There are several ways you can obtain snowflakes for decoration. In addition to pre-made ornaments, you can add a touch of home by having children cut out snowflakes from construction paper. Not only will it keep them busy but also they can get as creative as they want. Provide a little glitter and artificial snow and your Christmas tree will have that special winter touch. Snowman ornaments are also easy to find. Scatter them throughout the tree and consider ornaments that are glass or see through for a unique look.
Silver and gold themed trees are remarkably beautiful. Ribbon has become a popular decoration for Christmas trees and can incorporate both silver and gold. Consider topping your tree with a big Christmas bow and have strands of ribbon that flow down the tree from the top. Highlight the tree with ornaments that shine and shimmer. Beads, crystal ornaments and icicle ornaments will top it off.
Many families go for the homemade tree look. These trees can also have a bit of country flair as well. Through the years we tend to build a rather large collection of Christmas ornaments. Each ornament often has a special meaning to the person who received it. If you have children you most likely have many handmade ornaments from preschool on to the grade they are in now. These trees are often very personal. You may have ornaments from when you were a child as well that you have saved for many years or even ornaments that belonged to your parents. Embellish these trees with strung popcorn or beads to give them an added feeling of home and personalization.
Angels are often the centerpiece of the tree, but they can also be the tree theme as well. From cherubs to the angel that tops your tree you have many options when it comes to angel ornaments. Give your tree an added angel look by using wedding tulle instead of traditional garland. Also, don’t be afraid to include silver and gold ribbon and even white silk flowers. Silver, gold and pearl tones will make your tree look heavenly. Instead of a tree skirt consider a cloud effect by using polyester stuffing scattered around the base of the tree.
Christmas tree decorating really kicks off the holiday season. This should always be a family event and you should make the decorating process as fun as possible. Don’t forget the snacks and holiday music as you decorate.