Christmas Ideas 2014 | Decorations, Tree and Menu Tips
Christmas is the biggest religion celebration in the world, which is in fact celebrated by almost everyone in the very same day all across the globe. Each year we are trying to create something special and memorable for our kids, for us and for all our family to remember for a long time, however this is not an easy task to do and to start to prepare for on time. In our article we would like to represent you with some creative Christmas ideas and tips on how to create the perfect Christmas environment in your home.
Christmas Tips – The decoration
Decoration is the key for a wonderful Christmassy home and this includes lots of things which you can either purchase, create and make on your own.
Lights: The key element to Christmas decoration is the beautiful arrangement of Christmas lights. Today you can get a great deal of variety of lights both inside and outside. Try the curtain of lights which look especially great for the windows and will instantly transform the room too.
The help of nature: you don’t necessarily have to buy all your decorations for a high price when you can easily create them on your own. Plans such as privet, mistletoe, holly and cones will all add a beautiful feel and color to any rooms, no matter where and in what way they are arranged. The best in it is, that you can generally find all these out in the nature all for free. Use fruits and spices to create the classic smells of Christmas which include orange, apple, cinnamon, sweet william.
Sewing and creating: for the bravehearted there are lots of sewing tips online on how to make lovely Christmas socks and other small decoration items on your own. Start doing these at least a month prior or you won’t have spare time to finish them.
The Christmas Menu
Plan the Christmas menu well in advance and start getting the ingredients for it step by step. When buying turkey, pay attention to its actual size and the size of your own oven to make sure you will be able to cook it properly. There are several lovely Christmas cookies which you can make even weeks before the celebration and will be fine once stored in a cookie or cake-box.
The Christmas Tree
Chose the placing of the tree and measure the place available for it before buying the Christmas Tree. Good to note: never place the Christmas tree right next to your heaters as they will last a much shorter time. Choose and probe your Christmas tree lights prior to Christmas eve so that you can have time to change them in case they’ve gone bad. Make sure your tree will stand firm especially when small kids and animals are around.
Packing of gifts
Every store is stacked with decoration papers and all sorts of ribbons you can get in advance. If you are one of the few who can purchase everyone a few weeks prior to the feast, don’t waste time and pack them when you can. This way you will win considerable time for the pre-Christmas run.
We hope our tips will help you to create a beautiful, memorable Christmas for you and your family.