Picking out a Christmas tree and decorating it can be very fun for the whole family.
If you are like many people you have special ornaments that family members made over the years or purchased because they have special meaning to them.
This is a great family activity that everyone can be involved in.
Make an entire night of Christmas fun when decorating your tree.
Find some really great Christmas music to play, plan activities like making ornaments or cookies to hang on the tree.
A fun activity to do during the evening would be to pick a well-known Christmas Carol and had each person make up a new, different line than the actual one.
The first person would make the first line, and then the next person to be second line and so on.
Purchase tiny Christmas stockings and let your children decorate them, then put a number on each one and each day add a new one as you count down the days to Christmas.
Have each stocking filled with candy and as they get hung on the tree, children can eat the candy out of each stocking.
Do you have an ornament that has been around for years and yet nobody likes it but for some reason he just can't throw it out?
Make a game out of it, use it like musical chairs and start the music, and have each person pass it to the next person and when the music stops whoever is still holding it, is out of the game.
Continue doing this until only one person is left and then give them a prize for winning.
Take all of the homemade ornaments and lay them out on the table and ask the other family members if they remember what year it was made, and who made it.
You can relive many fond memories of previous Christmases by remembering the fun you had when you were making them.
Now let each person pick which one they want to put on the tree or if there are a lot of them, let each person pick several and take turns putting them on the tree.
Clever Christmas Tree Theme Ideas
Here are some great Christmas tree decoration ideas for your next holiday!
Homespun Christmas trees are moving to the side, it seems, for intricate themed trees with tree limbs full of carefully planned out decorations.
Decorate With Angels
A popular Christmas tree decoration idea is to decorate the tree with a realm of angels.
The main theme of the angel tree is cherubs... kind of like that small angel at Valentine's Day! You will decorate the angel tree with only angels.
You can choose angels of any shape, size, or texture. What pulls the angel tree together is that everything on your tree is an angel.
You may want to add some strands of white sparkling lights for an added touch of "the ethereal heavens."
Be sure to get angels of many assorted types. You might include homemade angels or angels that your kids made at school or church, as well.
A Color Themed Tree
Another spectacular Christmas tree decoration idea is to create your tree around an array of coordinating colors.
For instance, your Christmas tree decoration theme might be to decorate your tree in USA patriotism, in red, white, and blue colors.
If this is your theme, you will purchase or MAKE decorations, Christmas tree balls, lights, and garland that are all red, white, and blue.
Other popular color theme ideas are a gold tree, blue tree, white tree, and even pink.
Today you can even buy artificial trees that are in any chosen color that will blend into your idea.
And the tree will blend into YOUR home, as a very special rendition of our Christmas holidays.
Other Christmas tree Themed Ideas
If your Christmas tree decoration idea does not involve angels or a certain color, there are many other kinds of the Christmas tree decoration idea out there.
You may wish to decorate your tree to represent your career.
If you are a teacher, you might want Christmas tree decorations that are apples, chalkboards, and other teaching-related items.
If you are a "gardener extraordinaire," you can hang tiny flowers and fruits and vegetables on the tree and decorate it with real garden tools!
The success to "building" a truly beautiful Christmas tree decoration idea is to think outside the traditional Christmas decoration boxes.
For instance, if you want to decorate a tree to honor the fisherman in your life, you can decorate it with real pieces of tackle.
Carefully choose colorful tackle and hang it from the tree with safe ornament hangers, not fishing hooks.
You can also purchase decorations that depict tiny fishermen to add to the overall look.
In this same vein, if there is an artist in your family, your unique tree could sport actual art tools such as paint brushes, tiny jars of ink (which will collect and throw the lights!), decorative craft items such as colored hemp twine or colored yarns, and small toys found in craft stores... tiny palettes, artist easels, and small figurines that you will decorate and "clothe" to look like art gallery participants or famous artists!
The Christmas tree decoration idea list is truly endless. Use your imagination, and create a Christmas tree that you will be proud of!
More Resources for Simplifying Christmas
You can also save money and be unique, by making your own Christmas cards this year.
I have a brilliant pack of 1,500 Christmas royalty free images for only $5 that you can download and use year after year.
They are gorgeous and such fun to use on handmade cards and decorations.
Learning how to keep Christmas simple is a matter of making sure you are organized with your Christmas planning and budgeting every step of the way.
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