‘Tis the Season for Decorating
With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start getting into the spirit by decorating your home. Not only is it a fun activity that involves the whole family, but psychologists also say that change, planning, and entertainment make people happy. Decorating for the holidays helps us honor our own family traditions, and also create new memories and traditions of our own.
To many, traditions are important to uphold, and carrying them out with friends and loved ones helps alleviate the stress that often comes along with the holidays. Each family has its own traditions, especially when it comes to the holidays. Whether it’s making popcorn tinsel or hiding a pickle ornament, each culture has its own tradition that helps create festive celebrations and joy. Some can even be pretty unusual. From eating KFC in Japan, to leaving wine and broccoli for a witch who delivers presents to the Children of Italy, each family celebrates differently.
Tips and Tricks for Decorating for the Holidays
Decorating should be fun; it shouldn’t feel like an obligation! In order to keep your holiday decorating fun and stress free, we’ve put together a few expert tips and tricks for decorating your home for the holidays.
Don’t take on too much. Keep it simple.
- Stick to 2-3 themes if you are feeling overwhelmed.
- Homemade decorations are fun for the whole family and will help you save money, but be sure to find something that isn’t too complicated.
Stay organized and plan ahead to make things easier.
- Stick to a schedule so that you’ll have a set time to set up and take down decorations. Plan to set up your decorations any time after Thanksgiving and take them down by January 7th.
- If you are running out of time, email or call the people on your holiday card list instead of mailing out cards. This will also eliminate paper waste and help you stay “green”.
Use traditional decorations with your own flare
- Make your own creative wreath this year. From corks and bows, to peppermint candies, the possibilities are endless.
- Create a winter wonderland in your entry way with lights, and snowflake ornaments.
- Mix styles: use vintage and natural elements to create your own style, use branches and berries on a white background to help your guests appreciate the details.
- Really use your windows! The window ledges and window boxes are a great place to display winter “swag”, use your curtain rods to hang ornaments and ribbons, or to create an interactive advent calendar. You can even put snowflake decals in the grids to make your windows festive!
We hope these few tips will help make your holidays both festive and stress-free! From the team at Window World of Youngstown, we wish you a very happy holiday season!
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