With everything going on in the next week, you may still want to get some decorating in before but aren’t sure where to start. Here are our top posts on getting ready for the holidays! From last-minute shopping to how to recycle your tree, here are our holiday-ready posts, all in one spot for your convenience:
Torn between decorating with white or multi-colored lights? This post compares and contrasts the two popular choices so that you can better decide which you’ll be using this year (if you haven’t already put up the tree… personally, I’m guilty of this more often than I’d like to admit!). While learning a little about the two choices, brush up on your holiday lights history! For instance, did you know people used to light their trees with candles?
Adding your own personal touch to holiday decorations really brings a feeling of home to your house. This time of year, grab your friends and family and host a Make-Your-Own Ornaments party! Here are some of our favorite easy decoration crafts to tackle. From mason jar lid ornaments to pine cone Christmas trees, there’s something here for every level of crafter.
With pets, decorating can be a little tricky. Certain plants can make them ill and some smaller objects can cause harm if eaten. Learn tips for decorating the tree in a pet-friendly way and how to deck and light your halls.
We also have a great post with tips on decorating in a way that’s safe for children. Little fingers can find their ways into everything, so use these tips to make your home safe for children this holiday season!
When all is said and done, a healthy tree makes for better holiday decor. Here are our top tips for keeping your tree healthy during the holiday season! Wondering what to do once the holidays are over? Learn more about how to recycle your tree here!
We love shopping local for gifts! In NEPA, there are plenty of locally-owned shops and craft markets going on. These local boutiques offer everything home decorations to unique gifts to give this holiday season. Here are some upcoming holiday markets and craft shows where you can find amazing hand-crafted goods for everyone on your list!
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the holidays and forget to take time for ourselves. We have a few fun posts that’ll not only entertain you for a bit, but they’ll also give you something fun to tell everyone over your holiday dinner!
Ever wonder where some of your favorite holiday decorations originated from? We did a little digging and found out! And how about that Santa story? Why, exactly, does he come through the chimney and not the (much more practical) front door? Learn more here.
No matter the holiday you celebrate this time of year, we wish you a very happy one!
Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.