Tradition & Celebration – Christmas Brings Joy to All

Beautiful sense of tradition and joy of celebration make Christmas special to all of us. Each Christmas brings us the memories of all the Christmas seasons we have had since childhood and we pass on the tradition and values to our children as well. Christmas tree, lights, illuminations, decorations, Christmas feast and gifts – all are too important to be missed.

Though Christmas is all about tradition and family customs, we can change the way we decorate the trees, wrap the gifts, and serve the feast and light up the house. You can choose a theme as the focus of the celebration and do all the activities to match the theme and treat this as an opportunity to work as a team with our children to create a new Christmas look.

If you are thinking of gold and glowing cream as the theme for the Christmas, you can make all ornaments, decorations, lightings, gift wrappings, dining room and living room wall décor, furniture upholstery and cushions and rugs in a matching color combination and make this entire Christmas celebration a gold and cream expression of your own style statement.

Check out what ornaments you have that will match the colour scheme you are going to adopt this year. And start creating your own decorations or hunt for decorations in the same colour combinations so that your ornaments and glitter tinsel, garlands and other decorations are all in the same golden and cream combinations.

Check out how to make all the illuminations and lights to be in the same colour. Now that you have coloured mini lamps and serial lamp strings, you can use them. You can mix and match the golden and amber coloured bulbs with red, green and blue to give a layered look that will add depth to the decoration and colour scheme.

Choose gift wrapping papers in the same colour combinations. And use golden coloured ribbons to tie a bow for the gifts. Use the same colour for your table arrangements and napkins etc. With upholstery in the same colour combinations and wall décor also matching, you can have a beautiful colour schemed Christmas celebration that will look stunning.

Here are some ideas of decorations for your Christmas tree and home from Season Christmas. You can pick up your own favourite from the different and lovely looking ideas for a stunning Christmas décor. I think all of them look great. Don’t you?

Santa at His Table and Gift Bags
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Ornaments for Beautifying
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Nativity Scene Lit Beautifully
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Jingle Bells Heralding Season
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Glass Ornaments and Lights
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Garland and Flower and Candle
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Beautiful Looking Wreath on Door
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Nativity Scenes – Important Feature of Christmas Season

Along with Christmas trees, stars, and illuminations, Nativity Scenes are important features of Christmas display scenes. The Holy Family, manger and the three wise kings along with animals and angels form the nativity scene. It tells us how Jesus came into this world and how joyous and happy all of us are because of it.

There are many ways to depict the nativity scene. Some do it with life-size figures and some have it in miniature scale – just on the mantle or table top size. All kinds of materials are used to show the holy birth of Jesus Christ and each has its own characteristic look and native beauty. All look gorgeous when displayed well and illuminated beautifully.

There are wooden life-size figures used for large-scale life-like reproductions of nativity scenes. The scene is complete only with a manger. With real life like manger and life-size figures, the Nativity Scene can look really awesome and impressive. But this is possible only if you have a large area to accommodate the Nativity Scene and manger.

But today with the space crunch all of us have, we can still have nativity scenes – only in miniature size – available in all sizes and all materials. A table top display or mantle shelf display can be arranged with glass or porcelain figurines or marble coated resin figurines. Even smaller versions of nativity scenes are available as ornaments that hang from the Christmas tree.

If you have decorated the Christmas tree with a beautiful skirt to form a circle around it, you can display the Nativity Scene on it. But sometimes if the ornaments are too glitzy or glittery, the Nativity Scene may not show off too greatly. Then you need to have special illuminations to focus on the Nativity Scene to show off its beauty.

But if you have the back drop of a manger to complete the nativity scene, it can still look great at any place you display. Sometimes a mini scene looks great – just the Holy Family, some times just Mary and Jesus. But mostly the three wise kings, Holy Family, and angels along with animals are always shown in the nativity scene.

Here are some beautiful nativity scenes in various sizes and made of various materials from Christmas Central. All look so beautiful and elegant and are collectibles. Which you like most?

Wise Kings Travelling To Offer Gifts
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The Holy Nativity Scene
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Spirit of Christmas and Gifts
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Peace on Earth Lion and Lamb
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Miniature Holy Nativity Scene
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Holy Family and Wise Kings
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Holy Family
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Beautiful & Gorgeous Ways to Decorate Christmas Tree

Christmas season brings joy and happiness to all. Every activity of Christmas brings cheer and excitement to the entire family. As soon as Thanksgiving week gets over, we start in earnest planning for Christmas. There are many of us who start the planning and activities for Christmas even before the Thanksgiving week!

Getting the Christmas tree is only the first step of season celebration. Decorating the tree can take quite a bit of our time. We can plan to decorate each year differently. Make the decorations colour co-ordinated and choose only one particular colour as the basic colour for this year. You can pick the colour to match your home décor.

While you are planning the decorations of the tree, involve your children right from the start. Discuss with them the plans for decorations. Ask their opinion about what colour will suit this year Christmas tree decoration. Ask their ideas about what ornaments to select for decorations, and how to do the illuminations etc.

Maybe it will be easier and quicker for you to do the decorations all by yourself, but it will bring more pleasure and happiness to yourself and your children to work as a team to do the Christmas tree decoration. It is a rewarding activity – seeing the budding talents and imagination of your children’s young minds tackling the planning and decoration of the Christmas tree.

Likewise ask your children their ideas and desires when you are planning the Christmas feast also. Ask whether they want any special dish to be included or any special friend to be invited for the feast. And help them to choose good gifts for their friends and help them in wrapping it nicely and elegantly so they can be happy sharing lovely things with their friends.

Tell the fables and tales of the Holy Nativity Scenes. This is the time for them to learn the family traditions and customs. Learning to work as a team can forge strong ties of family bonding and happy and harmonious relationships. Having a joyful and merry Christmas seasons can make the children look forward to spending time as a family together year after year.

Here are some beautiful ways of decorating your Christmas tree by the family together From All Things Christmas. Decorating the tree by the children, choosing the ornaments jointly and decorating the Nativity Scene – all go into making the tree beautiful, the season joyous and the occasion festive.

Transparent Glass Ornaments
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Three Angels Playing Music
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Pretty Ornaments Ready for Hanging Up
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Holy Nativity Scene
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Glowing Christmas Glass Ornament
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Christmas Decorations – Boy Decorating
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Have a Colourful Christmas And Prosperous New Years

How to make the Christmas day more colorful ? You already must have purchased a tree and decorated with all the lovely glass ornaments and decorations. Did you buy new glass ornaments or you had your own cache of family heirlooms? The last two weeks before the Christmas Day must have been quite hectic with all the preparations! Lighting up for the Christmas and holiday season as well as New Year Eve celebration can make your house look beautiful and stunning. Both the exterior and interiors need good amount of illuminations to give a splendid looking overall well-lit look to your home. Illuminations can enliven up your residence for the festive season greatly.

The exterior lighting has a lot of options. You can outline your windows and eaves with decorative lights. Threshold can be outlined to give a great look to the entrance and foyer. At least part of the garden area can look great with lit shrubbery and lanterns hanging from nearby trees. You can string up lights on the trees in the front of the house. There are a number of options of decorative lights available in departmental stores and other Christmas decor stores. Mini lights which are traditionally used can be clear, white or colored lights and can be used both outside and inside. And the icicle lights as well as strings of lights can be used outside to give a really gorgeous lit home.

Another choice can be with lights that burn solidly, blink regularly and or that chase which will give an attractive effect. Check whether there are outdoor power points near where you want to hang up the lights. LED lights can be a better option for illuminating the bushes and shrubs with net-type lights using LED lamps. Indoor lighting can be given a festive look with beautiful looking paper lanterns. With multicolor paper lanterns you can add to the character of the decorations. As most of the paper lanterns are made of material like crepe paper, they will add an interesting colour accent to the interior decor and make them look sophisticated and chic.

Here are some beautiful looking paper decorations and lanterns from Papier D’amour. Pretty-looking parasols, umbrellas and lanterns as well as beautiful paper decorations can make your home look really beautiful and very attractive. Don’t you think you would love to have some of these at your home for decorations?

Sunburst Patterned Paper Hanging
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Pretty Looking Parasol from Paper
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Pink Coloured Umbrella
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Lamp Shade Made Of Paper
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Honeycomb Patterned Globe of Paper
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Daisy like Flower Decoration
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Beautiful Pom-Poms in Pink and Red
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Gold, Silver, Glitter And Tinsel Bells And Angels – All for Christmas

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What all go to make the Christmas tree so special? Stars and angels, bells and butterflies, gold and silver – all these make the Christmas something out of ordinary; telling us the joy and cheer the birth of Christ brings for us. Christmas always is associated with a Christmas tree, gifts and goodies, celebration and feast and happiness and joy forever. Christmas trees are everywhere – right from office, public places, hospitals, hostels and our own homes. Every tree gets decorated and illuminated to bring a measure of seasonal joy and cheer. Baubles, ornaments, garlands, holly, mistletoe, lights and gifts – all are used to make the tree look a mark of our happiness and pleasure in celebration.

For a perfect Christmas tree, choose the best tree available in a size that will fit the area where you are going to keep the tree. If you are buying a real tree, put it in water as soon as it is cut. Place the tree in a trough of water so that it feels hydrated and fresh. Keep replenishing the water. This will keep the tree plump and needles supple and fresh. Collect all the decorations that will be placed on the trees – string of lights, glitter, ornaments – glass and other stuff, garlands and what gifts you want to hang on the trees. Check whether you have sufficient number of all the decorations. Check for electrical plug point to which you can collect the string of lights that will illuminate the tree.

First you have to put up the electrical illuminations. Place the evenly and securely by starting from the base of the tree, placing interior lights first and then the ones at the exterior tips of the trees. Then start putting the garlands on the tree. Always place some interiorly first and then at the tips of the trees to give depth and layered look. When you start decorating the tree, check for solid shiny balls – simple ornaments in multiple colors and shapes that you can hang around creating a nice basic pattern of decoration. Then add the more glittery glass and special ornaments, stars and glitter. Place these more closely at the top of the tree for a more colorful and glittery look.

Here are some beautiful ornaments to hang on to the Christmas tree from Christmas Warehouse. Enjoy decorating your Christmas tree with such beautiful ornaments!

Santa in a Cute Little Car
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Pretty Looking Flowers with Light
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Glittering Glass Ornaments
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Garland with Mini Glass Orbs
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Cute Looking Mini Christmas Tree
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Beautiful Looking Star in Red
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Fill Your Home With Gifts For Christmas Season

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Making over your house in preparation for the festive season is an exciting option. You can go in for new furniture for all the rooms – especially the living room and dining room – where you will do the entertainment for your guests and friends. You can buy decorative accessories also to enhance the beauty of the house for the decorative season.

Living room and dining room are the two most important and integral part of our home. Especially during the holiday and festive seasons, we need added space for putting up the decorations and displaying all the beautiful flowers and gifts that we have received for the season. Extra side tables and sideboards are necessary.

Especially for the Christmas dinner if you are having the entire family and friends for dinner, you may need a bigger table. Another option can be a buffet which can be okay for the lunch time meal but the important dinner should be only a formal affair which will need a bigger size table to accommodate all the family and friends.

One of the most useful things that you can buy can be small area rugs. As the weather turns colder, something warm under the foot can be a welcome thing. You can search for area rugs with Christmas motif or patterns like mistletoe holly and other designs. This may look festive if you put it in the dining or living room.

The other item especially for the Christmas season can be table linen with Christmas related motifs. Table mats, napkins, napkin rings, place mats, runners for the dining table and table cloth – the full set can be with Christmas related designs or you can pick and choose a few items like napkins, table clothes and runner to bring a festive look to dining table arrangement.

Some decorative elements can be purchased to add to the ambiance of the dining table. Some beautiful flower vase, candle stand or a mini chandelier, Photo frame on walls – can be good ideas. Here is a selection of items that you could check out for your own home from Collection Set C. You can check the area rugs displayed here. The ‘merry beary Christmas’ rug can look festive and will be a definite favourite with the children. Likewise the table cloth and runners will be all time favourite with all the lady-guests.

Check out what you like most?

Table Cloth and Runners in Christmas Theme
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Snowman Shaped Area Rug
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Merry Beary Christmas Rug
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Festive Looking Table Runner
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Decorations with Icicle Light String
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Christmas Theme Table Arrangement
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Christmas Theme Incense Burner
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Beautiful Area Rug in Christmas Pattern
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