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  Dec
   09

 

Garlands, wreaths, and christmas trees, make your front porch warm and welcoming

Light up the neighborhood and spread a bit of Christmas joy this year! Make a statement and greet your guests with a warm and cheery welcome with these ideas for decorating your front porch this holiday season, courtesy of Jen Lutz and Christmas Tree Market.

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  Dec
   09

 

The Christmas in the Community campaign is a drive that asks bloggers to decorate an artificial Christmas tree from Christmas Tree Market for their local charities and organizations, with the aim of making this holiday season more festive for the whole community.

Salvation ArmyChristmas Tree Reveal

As part of this campaign, I am also decorating a Christmas tree and donating it to the local Salvation Army. A few weeks ago, you saw the DIY ornaments we made for this campaign, which includes pinecones, clear glass ball ornaments, and miniature foam wreaths. Well, we finally finished decorating the tree, and we’re proud of the result! Here’s the decorated Fraser Fir tree, completed with the help of the Hillsdale Salvation Army youth group.
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  Dec
   08

 

 

Christmas Wreaths Need Fluffing Too(1)

Just like Christmas trees, artificial wreaths can lose their shape and density when stored during off-season. Fluffing them keeps their foliage in top form just in time for the holidays. Keep your artificial Christmas wreaths full and in perfect circular shape in two easy steps!
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  Dec
   05

 

Whether they’re angels, stars, or simple bows, tree toppers complete the look of your Christmas tree while complementing the rest of your holiday decor. While these traditional tree toppers look great, there are also alternative designs that bring a more contemporary look to your tree.
I was planning on just doing ribbon bows this year, but I’ve been looking for some ideas that I think will be perfect for my tree, like these 5 alternative tree toppers.

1. DIY Paper Snowflake Tree Topper

Alternative Tree Toppers - Paper Snowflake Tree Topper
Last year’s tree topper; Photo by Jennifer Lutz

Last year’s paper tree topper looked amazing on my white tree, and I’m sure another one wouldn’t hurt this year. This 3D paper snowflake tree topper how-to is easy to do and can be made by cutting and folding old newspapers or textbooks.
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  Dec
   04

 

Celebrating Those Who Serve

We are delighted to announce the three randomly chosen winners of our Celebrating Those Who Serve Campaign. Our heartfelt congratulations go out to Pattie Kelley of Minnesota, Emily Pritchard of Alabama, and Christine Mayfield of Texas, whose stories about their loved ones in the U.S. military service have touched many hearts.

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