Decorating for Valentine’s Day is simple and fun as long as you get creative. With everything you need right at your fingertips, specifically your artificial Christmas tree, you can make this Valentine’s more special for you and your family.
Not only does an artificial tree look adorable, but it is also convenient since you no longer need to buy a lot of decorations just to make your home Valentine-worthy. Also, a Valentine’s tree allows the entire family to join in on the holiday by asking them to help you adorn the tree with delightful and colorful decorations.
A Valentine’s Tree: Where to Start
There are colored trees that adequately set the stage for Valentine’s, but your usual artificial Christmas tree is perfect for the job. Set it up against a corner of your living room or along a wide hallway in your home.
If you’re interested in using colored trees, a pink tree is a great choice since the color itself epitomizes the atmosphere of the holiday, making it easier for you to choose and create ornaments for the tree. Your white trees are also useful this Valentine’s Day. A white tree gives off a clean, uncluttered look which is perfect if you’re aiming for simpler decorations.
Tree Ornaments: A Study in Symbols
In choosing your ornaments for your Valentine’s Day tree, make sure that they are all about the season. Using decorations that symbolize the holiday is the perfect solution to decorating your Valentine’s tree. The following ornaments are suitable for your tree and can either be bought or be made:
- Cupids – Cupid is the god of love and is often depicted as a chubby winged baby with a bow and arrow. Legend has it that he struck arrows at couples to make them fall in love with each other. This cute, chubby, naked angel can be bought as ornaments in a pack at your dollar store. They are made of either paper or plastic and have strings attached to them. Use these paper cupids just like you would Christmas balls, by hanging them up on your tree’s branches. For cupids that don’t have strings, you can put strings on the back by using a Scotch tape or by sewing.
- Paper hearts – Hearts symbolize our love for one another. Like the cupids, you can buy paper hearts at your dollar store. If you want to make them yourself, get colored paper in red and pink and cut out hearts from them. Two or three sheets will do, depending on the size of your paper hearts. You can paste them on heart-shaped cardboards to give them more weight or you can string them up as is. Tape or sew a string on each of them then hang them up on your tree.
- Valentine cards – Often, cards with meaningful messages are given to loved ones on Valentine’s Day. For your Valentine’s tree, you can put up old Valentine cards on your tree. There is no need for strings since these cards can be propped up on a branch. You can also make small cards, ask your children to write a short heartfelt message, and give the cards to every member of the family the next day.
You can also use teddy bears, plastic chocolate bars, or ribbons as tree decorations. Invite your children to decorate a Valentine’s tree for your home and have something different on Valentine’s Day.