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Christmas Decoration Ideas

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Christmas Decoration Ideas

It’s that time of year again – Christmas. But instead of feeling bright and cheery, you are feeling a bit of dread in the pit of your stomach. Why? You know that figuring out Christmas decorations is just another thing on your ever-growing holiday to-do list.


But decorating your home for the holidays doesn’t have to be a chore. It can even be fun! Read on to find some great Christmas decoration ideas you can use this season.

  1. Decorating your home for the holidays doesn't have to be a chore. It can even be fun!

    1.Go monochrome

    One easy, classy way to make your home look nice is by using just one color to decorate. Choose a nice holiday color like green, then use green lights in your trees outside and trim the exterior of your home with green. You could even switch out your front door light for a green one instead. You can stay with this idea and change color every year. For example, one year go with all red lights, another year all white lights. You can even extend this theme inside your home, using whatever color you’ve chosen to decorate your tree, your fireplace, even your holiday place settings.

  2. 2.Inflatable decorations

    Inflatable outdoor decorations are a fun way to delight those who are young and young at heart. It seems like these kinds of decorations get more and more involved every year. There are all kinds of Christmas-themed inflatable decorations on the market: there are Santa’s, reindeer, gingerbread houses, even decorations that look like giant snow-globes.

  3. 3.Get the kids involved

    Decorating the house doesn’t have to be a chore you take on all by yourself. Consider getting the kids in on the task – they might even have fun! Have kids help create strings of popcorn and cranberries to string around the house. Have them make their own memorable decorations to hang up on the tree. Look online for ideas for creating Christmas crafts for kids. You won’t just be making decorations – you’ll be making invaluable memories.

  5. 4.Go back to nature

    Sometimes the best decorations aren’t manufactured in China and sold at your local big-box store. There are lots of beautiful things to decorate your home with right outside. Use evergreen to trim doorways and windows. Accent your home with beautiful red poinsettias. Even pinecones, rocks and leaves from outside can make beautiful centerpieces and decorations with a little bit of creativity.

  6. 5.Think Wreaths

    Christmas wreaths are a holiday standard, but they don’t have to be boring. Think about new, fun ways to update the traditional Christmas wreath. You don’t have to be Martha Stewart to make this kind of craft – you just need some imagination, a wreath form and a hot glue gun. Make a wreath out of small, decorative Christmas presents; adorable Christmas nutcrackers; or brightly colored holiday candy.


    Don’t get so bogged down with your to-do list that you forget the magic and fun that are part of the holidays. Use a little creativity, get your whole family involved and the time you spend decorating your home will soon be one of your most treasured holiday memories.

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