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Christmas Tree Decorating Tips

Everyone seems to think their tree decorating efforts do not match their expectations. We have collected some of the best Christmas trees decorating tips on how to give your tree that polish look. Below are the steps involved in decorating in your tree. Many of the steps are optional so read through and decide which you want to include. Tree …

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Easy Ideas for Christmas Candle, Plant and Card Displays

Christmas Candles Design Ideas – Change all candles to red, green, white, silver or gold. – Tie a festive ribbon around a candle. (Keep away from the flame). Or tear strips of homespun and make a bow-keep away from flame and use dripless candles. – Decorate a pillar candle to represent each year of marriage. Light every Christmas Eve. – …

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Decorating the Christmas Kitchen

– Remove cups from a mug rack and replace with ornaments – Tie cookie cutters on to a kitchen curtain rod with a piece of long yarn or ribbon. (see below) – Cover a small tree with edibles or tie on cookie cutters. Buy a child’s play baking set and use the pieces for ornaments. (see below) – Tie bows …

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Christmas Decorating Bed and Bath

Bathroom – Display red and green glycerin soaps, bath gels and oils – Use Christmas theme soft-soap and hand-lotion dispensers or buy red and green ones. (see below) – Paint holly and berries on plain white dispensers using enamel paint – Put a Christmas ornament inside your soap dispenser. (see below) – Hang garlands or lights around bathroom mirrors and …

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Easy Christmas Decorating Ideas

Here is some easy Christmas decorating ideas. With Christmas theme supplies, you can turn what you already have into Christmas decorations. Collect wide ribbon, narrow ribbon, candy canes, wired stars, artificial greens, Christmas picks, Christmas paper, Christmas ornaments, pinecones, artificial spray snow, spray paint–red, green, silver or gold, artificial holly, Christmas fabric, little wreaths, cinnamon sticks and Epsom salt. Look …

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Christmas Traditions: Spirit of Giving

¬† Christmas Straw Place straw in a basket beside an empty cradle. Each time a family member does a kind or thoughtful act, they can place a piece of straw in the cradle. On Christmas eve wrap a baby doll in swaddling clothing and lay on top of the hay. Struggling Family Take a basket of gifts to a struggling …

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Christmas Traditions: Christmas Day

Christmas Morning Take pictures of the kids getting up. First one up wakes everyone or kids must wait until a special signal-e.g.. play a tape. Read Luke 2 before opening gifts. Move Mary, Joseph and Jesus into the manager (see Nativity advent traditions) or place Jesus in the manager from Christmas straw advent tradition. Light last candle in the advent …

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Christmas Traditions: Advent

Counting down for Christmas is a popular family tradition. You can make yours’ centered around activities or use to teach the meaning of Christmas. Advent Candle Paint alternating red and green stripes around a 3″ x 8″ candle. (use nonflammable, nontoxic acrylic paint). Every night at dinner, decide as a family one thing that you are thankful for. Light the …

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Christmas Traditions: Christmas Eve

Turn down the lights and sing carols by candlelight. Take a drive to see outside lights. Read the Christmas story aloud from the Bible. Attend watch night or candle-light service. View Christmas lights about town. Let kids open one gift (such as pajamas). Hang stockings. Serve eggnog or wassail. Is there room in your inn? Tradition from Mexico. Go door …

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Christmas Traditions: Family Activities

Create memories by doing special¬†family activities each year. Start a large jig-saw puzzle at the beginning of the season. See if you can finish before New Year’s Day. Visit Santa. Write Santa. Read a story aloud each evening. Add a new storybook to your collection each year. Watch a Christmas video. View Christmas lights about town. Make a Christmas tree …

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