Your decorating may be exhaustive or minimal, but a checklist encompassing the possibilities is not to be sneezed at. Since the tree is generally at the heart of all Christmas decorating endeavors it pays to start there. You will need a tree, a tree stand, a tree skirt, proper extensions and tree lights and a topper and ornaments. Fun extras can include flocking, tinsel, candy canes, a snow blanket and garlands. Your family room needs some holiday cheer, which can be instilled with candles, pine cones, winter branch centerpieces, throw pillows, an advent calendar, or a mock fireplace. Dress the table with white, green and red. Use winter blooms, festive china and holiday inspired cutlery and linen. Have a holiday card display unit and utilize festive holiday smells. Try cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Personalize your Christmas with a display of the big, fat guy in the red suit, or with a nice manger scene.
- Besides the tree itself, you’ll want a tree skirt, flocking, a topper and hooks and balls.
- You might also add in a snow blanket, candy canes, tinsel, garlands, and other ornaments.
- To really up the holiday quotient in the family room, consider an advent calendar, swags, cushions and throw pillows and a holiday card display unit.
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