Decorate your house and soul with the spirit of Christmas.
Christmas has to be fun, so there should be fun in the arrangements too. While the traditions of Christmas goes with green and red hues, one can always pick a colour palette that speaks with them. Adorn the hall with a combination of silver, ice blue and white and create a winter wonderland. Evokes memories of a snow-laden trek. Use frosted pine cones, deer shot glasses and glittered ornaments to complete the look. Glowing votives, white dove ornaments and delicate flower arrangements with amaryllis and orchids create an elegant ambiance. Whatever be the colour palette, key to a beautiful decor is having a classic approach and being consistent with the colours and materials.
Consider keeping the Christmas tree near the fire place so that the ornaments are illuminated by its light. Icy blue Christmas decor with gray and silver touches will make the tree a dazzling one. A subtle touch of brown and cream hues will create a rustic look. Poinsettias will add a decorative touch, while a seven-point star hits a high note. Keep a snow owl to lend a hand to the cold weather theme. Below the tree a small snow-covered village makes a creative alternative for the gifts display. Build a ginger bread house, your own edible masterpiece. Decorate it with candy cane fences and mounds of shimmering sugar snow. Make a Christmas play list. Wear a Santa hat; everyday, makes everything more fun.
Earth friendly Christmas wreath
Add a Christmas wreath, a cheerful design to make any door sparkle. Make it eco-friendly, buy a grapevine and create a wreath. Embellish with Christmas balls, pine cones, faux apples and real flowers that are seasonal in your place. A classic symbol of perfection.
Creating a nativity scene is an essential part of Christmas decorations. Traditionally it is set up just before Christmas, but many start with the decorations much earlier. A feast for the eyes and to delight on the anticipation of Christmas. Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus are set up lovingly in the stable. Star is the symbol of the joyful message of birth of Jesus, so it should never be missing. Shepherds with their sheep and sheepdog complete the scene. The three wise men are also kept usually accompanied by camels or elephants and gifts. They are either kept straight away or added on January 6th during the feast of Epiphany.
Receiving Christmas gifts is only half the fun, giving makes it complete. Finding a perfect gift for the loved ones, be it a gag gift or serious one needs more focus. Create a gift list idea for family and friends.