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Traditional Christmas Decorations Bring Warmth to Your Home

Christmas is not just about Santa and gifts. Neither is it just about having a fun holiday and finding an escape from the usual routine. There are those among us who love to alter Christmas themes and decorating color schemes each year. Then there are those who love to stick to the traditional and the classic. If you are a person who values the traditional elements of Christmas decoration or wishes to try out the style for a change then here is a bit of inspiration that will come in handy.

Christmas tree, manger scene and Santa are obviously the most popular traditional decorations that help create a classic Christmas theme. While modern artificial alternates are available, if you are going for a traditional Christmas decorating style, then always pick up a lovely natural tree. Start your decoration of the tree with seasonal flowers, pine cones, Christmas balls and twigs. Add a few lights and some red and green ribbons to create that magical festive look.

To keep things traditional replace the conventional lights with candle lanterns and use beautiful centerpieces that feature an angel, Santa or baby Jesus in your table decorations. Christmas bells are increasingly forgotten nowadays, but they are an absolute must for the classic appeal.

A manger scene might not be fashionable, but can become the focal point of your Christmas decorations when done right.  Just place it in your living room or family area and pretty soon you will have guests and family marveling at it! Add infant Jesus to the manger on Christmas Eve and enliven the surroundings with holly and ivy leaves.

Most importantly, if you wish to decorate your home in a traditional style this Christmas, then make sure you understand the true spirit and origin of the festival. And make this Christmas a magnificent and special occasion to articulate love, harmony, honesty, peace and brotherhood.

Cristina Toplita

I write for decoist.

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