Category Archives: Christmas Home Decor

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When to Take Down Your Christmas Tree

While most of us do not look forward to seeing the magic of Christmas go, the time comes when we have to un-decorate the house and take down the tree. But the big question at the center of these tasks is:

When Should You Take Your Christmas Tree Down?

We hunted down nearly 150 opinions on the matter to crowdsource a definitive answer, and the overwhelming majority of people take their Christmas tree down at some point after New Year’s Day, but still during the first week of January.

When to take down your Christmas tree chart

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Cozy Movie Nights with Balsam Hill and Hallmark

For many families, Christmas movie nights are a fun tradition. After a long day of shopping or celebrating, it’s relaxing to curl up on the sofa, snuggle under thick blankets, and watch a nice movie. Here are 4 ways to create cozy nights with your favorite films.

1. Turn on the Christmas Tree Lights

The soft glow of tree lights lends a magical feeling, especially at night. Ashley of Nashville Wife Styles loves watching Christmas films with her kids throughout the season, and her pre-lit tree adds a festive touch to the experience.

Classic Blue Spruce artificial tree with Candlelight Clear LED

Ashley of Nashville Wife Styles went for a Boho-Glam theme for her pre-lit tree

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Christmas in the Desert—a Sunny, Winter Wonderland Like No Place Else!

Hosts of HGTV show Desert Flippers Eric and Lindsey Bennett take a break from renovating houses to decorate their home for the holidays. Having had white Christmases before moving to Palm Springs in California, Lindsey shares how the Bennett family has embraced spending Christmas in a warm and sunny climate. Read on to learn more about this couple’s design style and their family’s holiday traditions in this guest post.

Eric and Lindsey of Desert Flippers decorate their outdoor living room with the BH Balsam Fir tree

Christmas in the desert is as unique as the place itself. There aren’t many places in the world where you can play and lounge poolside in the sun by day and fireside and hot tub at night—all in your own backyard. While 20 minutes away, you can ride up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to enjoy snow and sledding. And two hours away, you can frolic on sandy Westcoast beaches or ski on the mountainous Big Bear ranges. Read This Entry

Courtney | Special Holiday Consultant from French Country Cottage

Enchanting Outdoor Christmas Decor with Twinkly Lights

A little bit of twinkle is always a good thing in my opinion. Whether it is a twinkle in someone’s eye when they smile, a twinkling star in the sky, or an abundance of twinkle light charm for Christmas.

Twinkling trees and garlands add the perfect amount of ambiance indoors. And outdoors, they feel just as magical. With garlands and wreaths on doors, porches, and outdoor seating areas decorated for the holidays, there are so many places to add an extra sprinkle of magic this season. Today I am sharing a few ideas that you can incorporate into your own home.

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A Festive Front Porch for a Warm-Weather Christmas

No white Christmas where you live? If snowmen and sleighs are scarce in your area, highlighting your outdoors with a fresh, green look is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Jessica of House Full of Summer shows us how she decorated her front porch for Christmas in Florida’s warm, sunny climate.

Decorating with White Berry Cypress Wreath, Garlands, and Topiaries

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Christmas with Debbie Macomber: A Holiday Home Tour [Video]

Debbie Macomber’s widely beloved Christmas novels are an endearing expression of her love for the season. Likewise, her message of family, friendship, and joy shines through in the way she prepares her holiday home. In this video, Debbie shows us how her own family decorates for and celebrates the most wonderful time of the year.

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4 Spaces to Start Decorating for Christmas

Some people put up their Christmas décor as early as November 1st, while others make it a tradition to decorate right after Thanksgiving. Sometimes, however, the question isn’t “when” but rather “where” to start decorating. Here are four ways to get you started, with a little help from a few of our decorator friends.

1. Entryways

A wreath or garland—or both—on the front door or any entryway is probably the easiest way to get you in that holiday decorating mood. Visit Jamie of Whitetail Farmhouse, Jackie of RockyMtnMomma, and Mallory Ervin to see more.

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Fir, Spruce, or Pine? How to Tell Evergreens Apart

Fir, Spruce, and Pine are the three most popular Christmas trees. Learn the distinguishing features of each and how to know the difference in this short guide.

To start, they’re called evergreens because instead of leaves, they have close-set needles that normally stay green year-round. Specifically, they’re coniferous evergreens, which means they produce cones that contain the plants’ seeds.

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Courtney | Special Holiday Consultant from French Country Cottage

1 Holiday Swag, 4 Fuss-Free Ways to Decorate

A holiday swag full of festive greenery, berries, pinecones, and a pretty ribbon is a simple way to add a touch of Christmas to your home. Of course, a swag is perfect for a front door or mailbox—but what about some of the other areas of your home if you want to try something a bit different?

Today I am sharing 4 ideas on where to hang those gorgeous holiday swags to add the perfect amount of holiday cheer to your home.

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