Nov
   23

 

 

Jen's Thanksgiving Mantel (6)

 
Often when I’m putting together a display, I pick items that I really love and that coordinate well with the space. For our home’s late fall Thanksgiving mantel, I was inspired by pumpkin-colored faux hydrangeas. I pulled together the hydrangeas with deep green leafing and crab apple berries (all three purchased from Hobby Lobby), added bits of crab apple berries, and gourds and pumpkins from our local farmers’ market.
 
My mom helped me with this particular display (I call her my secret sauce), and we played with various heights, arrangements, and textures to give the mantel a warm, welcoming Thanksgiving look.
 
To assemble your own Thanksgiving mantel, check out these simple tips!
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  Nov
   15

 

CTM How to Fluff Header Photo

 
Fluffing your artificial Christmas trees may seem like extra work, but it is a crucial step to giving your tree a lush and full appearance. With these simple steps, you’ll get your artificial tree looking gorgeous for the holidays.
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  Nov
   14

 

I mostly use mason jars for canning, but these useful containers can also house adorable gift items and displays for your home. With the holidays only a couple of months away, prepare these fantastic DIY mason jar crafts and displays to give your home a festive touch. From luminaries to cute tree ornaments, check out these DIY mason jar crafts!
 
Mason Jar Luminaries
 
Mason jar luminaries are easy to do, and are perfect for setting the ambiance during your dinner parties. They are also versatile—you can use them as centerpieces or line them along your porch or driveway to light up your outdoor spaces.
 
Cranberry and Tea Lights Vignette
 

 
This DIY project from the Stone Gable blog takes about 15 minutes to make, and will be perfect for your last-minute party decorating needs! It requires fresh cranberries (so that they’ll float), some fresh greens, and cute tea lights. You can display your mason jar luminary as is, or create a holiday vignette with a cake platter and more cranberries.
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  Nov
   13

 

 

2015-christmas-in-the-community

 
Last year, we reached out to bloggers who wanted to spread holiday cheer to their organization or charity of choice. It was a success, with 12 bloggers joining the campaign and gifting their selected community, organization, or family with a tree for the holidays.
 
In the spirit of the season, Christmas Tree Market is, once again, giving away brand new artificial trees with our Christmas in the Community campaign. Chosen bloggers will be given a tree that they will decorate and give to their selected non-profit organization, local charity, or family.
 
If you’re a blogger who would like to make someone’s Christmas even more special, fill out this form and we will reach out to you soon.


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  Nov
   12

 

celebrating those who serve

 
Last year, we launched our Celebrating Those Who Serve campaign, where we received numerous entries from military families who shared their stories of bravery and sacrifice.
 
With the overwhelming response we received, Christmas Tree Market invites you to take part in our second year of expressing gratitude to the men and women of the U.S. military. To enter the giveaway, fill up our nomination form here, and share a story of a loved one who has served, or is currently serving, in the military. Three (3) winners will be randomly chosen at the end of the campaign, and they’ll each receive a beautiful artificial Christmas tree.
 
We would like to thank those who have already sent in their nominations this year, like this entry from Veronica H. from Land O’ Lakes, FL:
 
          My husband has been active duty for 25 years! Through the years I appreciate all the sacrifices he has made in the name of duty. He has missed so much of our kids growing up and many times has been away during Christmas. This year he will be here and it will be our first Christmas in our first home, which is so exciting!! Over the years he has tried to make the holidays as special as possible for the kids, even while away either for TDY or deployments. This will be his last Christmas on active duty as he retires early next year. I want it to be special & memorable to thank him for everything he has done, not just serving his country but all he does for us. When people ask about why he joined he says it is because when you put on the uniform you have a pride in knowing you are doing something to serve your country and hopefully making it better for the next generation.          

 
Let the men and women of the U.S. military know how much we appreciate their service—send your entries today!


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