The Christmas season is a fun and joyful time for almost everyone and decorating your home can only help to make that joy more full and exciting. You don’t have to go all out, though. You can choose to just decorate a table or you can deccorate the entire home, it is entirely up to you.
Christmas decorating has been around for centuries and you can take some hints from the olden days to make your home into a beautiful place of Christmas spirit and joy.
Your Christmas Table.
You can decorate your home without spending a lot of money. All you need to do is go into the woods and find some pine cones. Spray paint them with gold paint, add some fake snow, and you will have a beautiful centerpiece for your table. This will look beautiful for Christmas day and for many days after. Holly leaves, mistletoe, and tinsel will also make a beautiful, inexpensive Christmas decoration and it is a very old Celtic symbol of fertility.
Your Christmas Tree.
The Germans probably started the Christmas tree tradition and it has become one of the most popular traditions at Christmastime. The beauty and smell of a real tree is unmatched, but if you don’t like those needles on your floor, then you can choose an artificial tree. You can also choose a tree with roots and then plant it after Christmas, if you would like. It is entirely a personal preference.
Candles were used to light Christmas trees in the olden days, but they were found to be quite dangerous, especially if the needles were dry and brittle. Now electric lights are the norm and most people use several strand of lights to turn their tree into a twinkling beauty. You can go over the edge with Christmas decorations, but in most cases, it is best to stay simple.
Inside Your House.
You can use colored paper, silver tinsel, and fake snow to make your home into a Christmas delight. Add snow to your windows, holly above the doors, and some mistletoe to the doorways to get those stolen kisses. You can create a Christmas full of joy simply by adding a few Christmas decorating touches to your home.
Outside Your House.
People used to decorate the outside of their home with a simple holly wreath, but now you see yards and homes decorated with thousands of lights, figurines, and blow-up figures. Too much is not a good thing. Simple is better, especially outside of your home. Pick a theme and stick with it so that you will feel good about your Christmas decorating.