|6 Great Online Christmas
by: Rosie Fletcher
Christmas shopping is no longer confined to the local
mall or an annual catalog that happens to find its
way into your mailbox. Thanks to advanced technology,
there is literally a whole world of shopping at your fingertips.
The internet has revolutionized the way people shop and,
besides, what better way to do your Christmas shopping
than from the comfort of your own home. No longer must
we suit up and weather the harsh winter days in the hopes
of checking a few names off of our Christmas list. The
store aisles, as we know them, are crowded and hectic.
Hot Christmas Gifts For Your Child
by: Adam Peters
Buying children's Christmas gifts does not have to be
stressful. By planning ahead and shopping online, you
will be on your way to having your Christmas shopping
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Christmas Decorating Ideas
15 Christmas Decorating Ideas
by: Lesley Dietschy
Decorating your home for the holidays does not need be
stressful or expensive. Being one of the most popular
times of the year to decorate, get your family involved
and have fun making your home beautiful for the holiday
are 15 Christmas decorating ideas:
1. Display your favorite Christmas collections. If you
dont have a collection, now is a great time to start!
My son and I collect nutcrackers and every year we have
a wonderful time selecting just the right one. With a
permanent marker, I write the year on the bottom of the
nutcracker. Not only do we enjoy looking at the nutcrackers
during the holidays, we also enjoying the fond memories
of selecting them.
2. Make simple bows out of Christmas ribbons and attach
them to your curtains with pins. This is a very charming
3. Decorate your house plants by hanging small Christmas
ornaments on them.
4. Place a collection of Christmas books on your coffee
5. Fill a glass bowl with pine cones and Christmas balls
and place on a shelf or table.
6. Wrap your staircase banister with indoor Christmas
lights, garland, and bows.
7. To add scent throughout your home, tie 5 or 6 cinnamon
sticks together in a bundle using Christmas ribbon. Make
as many bundles as you wish and place around your home
in baskets or bowls.
8. To decorate your table, tie Christmas ribbon to the
stems of glasses and/or handles of cutlery
9. To dress up your chairs, tie Christmas bows around
the chair so that the bow is on the back of the chair.
10. Using a small brush or q-tip, paint the edges of pine
cones with glittery gold craft paint. After the pine cones
dry, place them in a decorative basket.
11. Add Christmas garland to door frames, window frames
and mirrors. You can use tape to secure the garland to
12. Tie bows around door knobs using festive and colorful
13. Attach garland and Christmas bows to your chandelier.
You can also weave strings of red beads in the garland
that will dangle down from your chandelier and reflect
the light, which will add sparkle.
14. If you live in a milder climate, consider decorating
with Amaryllis plants. These beautiful plants come in
red and white, grow tall, and provide a very elegant look.
15. Dont forget to decorate your fireplace mantel
and hang your Christmas stockings. A few fireplace mantel
decorating ideas are adding garland, different styles
and sizes of Santas, teddy bears, and candles. You can
also display your favorite nativity scene if you have
a large enough mantel.
Be creative with your fireplace mantel because most mantels
are the focal point during the holiday season. Another
decorating idea for your mantel is to purchase a bunch
of miniature rosemary trees shaped like Christmas trees,
add mini ornaments to them and line them up across your
mantel. These miniature rosemary trees are readily available
during the holidays and come in festive containers.
Christmas decorating is a great time to create traditions
and spend quality time with your family. Get out some
snacks and drinks and create a little decorating
party that youre family will love and look
forward to year after year.
About The Author
Lesley Dietschy is a writer, jewelry designer, and the
founder of a network of popular websites including http://www.HomeDecorExchange.com
and http://www.HomeGardenExchange.com . Both of these
websites feature valuable information and resources to
assist you in decorating your home and garden.
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