There are numerous ways to make your home full of festive cheer
CHRISTMAS is an exciting time of year and not just for presents and family gatherings.
Delving into the Christmas decorations box is like an Aladdin’s cave. Seeing decorations you’d forgotten about or ones that bring an array of happy memories flooding back is part of the excitement at this time of year.
However, if you’re decorations come out of the storage box looking a bit bedraggled and unkempt, fear not.
You can brighten up your festive season with a host of new decorations to ensure a twinkly, shiny Yuletide.
Why not go for a themed Christmas? Colours, shapes, traditional, modern, retro, the list goes on and on. The shops are full of imaginative and inspiring baubles, stockings, tinsel and festive decorations to leave you spinning.
For your tree, there’s a raft of choice from delicate glass baubles adorned with gems, to traditional Santas, pinecones sprinkled with glitter or “snow”to sprigs of holly along with hand-made decorations.
Adorning your home with decorations really brightens the mood. From Santa figures, to a nativity scene, reindeers and festive candles, the list goes on and on.
Garlands, too, add to the Yuletide display. They look beautiful on top of the fireplace or woven up the stairs, in between the spindles. You can interweave lights, baubles or ribbon throughout the garland to give it a personal touch.
Don’t forget about your stocking, too! There are a whole range of traditional-style stockings available.
From a velvety-red stocking with a fluffy white top or a personalised stocking for your child, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
You can even add a festive touch outside. A few well-placed outdoor decorations will create a welcoming feel.
A beautiful, berry-filled or poinsettia-adorned wreath on the door, a“Santa stop here”sign and maybe a simple lit-up reindeer can all add to the joy this festive season.
Decorations can be as garish or tasteful as you wish and, with the shops full of inspirational ideas this Christmas, you’ll certainly find a wealth of choice to ensure a bright, sparkly Yuletide.