When I think of Christmas, I think of glowing lights and candy canes – but, for my family and me, the true meaning of Christmas is found in the spirit of giving and receiving gifts. I remember as a child going to the grandparents’ house on Christmas Eve and seeing under the tree, a beautiful artificial tree made especially for them by a wonderful sales lady. For a moment I wondered if I too would get to see that beautiful Christmas miracle. But as the evening wore on, I grew disenchanted with the plastic lights sticking everywhere. So, like a true Christmas shopper, I kept looking for a better deal and eventually found the perfect ornament to adorn our home for the Christmas season.
We live in Michigan, a state known for producing beautiful and colorful apples. My husband, who happens to love the great outdoors, likes to do his winter gardening in the winter. One chilly December day, before we had time to visit our grandkids, my husband decided to visit with his neighbor and pick him up some beautiful artificial Christmas trees. His neighbor invited him over to his home that evening and they all went to look at the trees. It was then that my husband said to his neighbor, “I think I have found the best tree.” His neighbor replied, “Oh, I don’t know what you are talking about. It’s just a beautiful tree.”
My husband and I were delighted! That Christmas, our home became the focal point of our home for the duration of the holiday. The artificial Christmas tree was a great accent to our home, and the lights added a special glow to our home that simply cannot be replaced. As we looked out upon the wonder of our new addition, we could not help but notice how much more spacious our home was. We couldn’t believe how simple and inexpensive it was to bring such a large accent to our home.
But there is no reason to settle for the artificial Christmas tree and avoid decorating your home with real ornaments. The holidays are a joyful time of sharing and giving, and none of us would like our home to be without warmth and cheer. So, why not use a bit of dark green to decorate your home? A few pieces of dark green ribbon and a few strands of dark green lights can create a festive atmosphere in any room.
Dark green is a festive color, and even if you are not choosing a tree with a white X around it, adding some dark green will help make a Christmas tree a little more festive. The rich darkness of the color makes a stunning focal point and adds a richness to the decorations that nothing else can. One of the most popular themes for this season is snowflakes. By creating a border of dark green Christmas ornaments with snowflakes, your home will look magical and warm, inviting you and your family to come sit down under the tree and share a good Christmas.
If you are looking for a way to add a little social media magic to your holiday decorations, then using a combination of LED lights and a few strands of LED lights is the way to go. A few LED strings strung together will give your Christmas tree a festive look, and the LED lights will provide a dazzling accent as well. These decorations are also very easy to install and require absolutely no soldering, so you won’t have to worry about a major Christmas decorating disaster!
If you really want to make your home sparkle, then adding a few twinkling white balls to your old Christmas trees is a wonderful idea. Twinkling lights and Christmas balls are both an instant hit with children and adults alike. They can be strung into a large bow shape, or even placed in a bowl on top of the tree. To make them twinkle even more, try twirling a ball in a dark green glass bowl filled with water. Allow the water to spill out onto the twinkling ball, and you will have a beautiful glowing centerpiece that will surely catch the attention of everyone in your path. Place these balls around the old Christmas trees to add some color to your decorations.
Adding these little touches to your old Christmas trees allows you to take advantage of a truly festive holiday that comes with many reasons to celebrate. The pre-lit Christmas lights are a great way to extend the season and keep your home looking colorful, while reducing your energy bills. LED bulbs are energy efficient, and they will create a brilliant, luminous Christmas scene in any room. There are several different designs available when it comes to twinkling lights, so you should have no problem finding something to suit your individual taste. These are truly festive additions to any and Christmas tree.