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How To Decorate A Christmas Tree

By on December 17, 2014

This is something the whole family can do together to really get into the Christmas spirit, and build memories that will last a lifetime.


Choose a tree.
Get a well-shaped tree with evenly spaced branches
Consider a pre-lit tree, then you don’t have to spend time trying to wrap endless coils of Christmas lights round your tree.

Pick a colour scheme
Sticking to a colour scheme will make your tree look more professional. Classic Christmas colours, red and green, Wintry colours, like blue, silver and purple, Metallic colours, such as gold, silver and bronze. Make sure your colours don’t clash with the room your tree will be in.

Purchase ornamental bulbs
Look at ornament multipacks. Most stores sell ornaments in boxes of six to 12, at a fairly reasonable price. Mix sizes wisely. If you want to play it safe, keep your bulbs around the same size.

Go with small lights
Mix sizes wisely. If you want to play it safe, keep your bulbs around the same size.


Hang the lights first.
This can be the most labour-intensive part of decorating the tree. String the lights from top to bottom, hiding the cord in the branches. Space them evenly, and step back to see how they look.
Put up garlands or ribbons.
…And anything else you want to wrap your tree with. Avoid fluffy tinsel, it’s hard to go wrong with metallic or plastic beaded garlands, but choose a colour that fits your scheme.

Add a topper.
A star, an angel, a pretty bow, a large snowflake. You can start a family tradition where Daddy or the oldest child puts on the Christmas tree topper.

Add ornaments last.
They are the most delicate items on your tree and can be moved around easily. Work from top to bottom and distribute the ornaments evenly.

So there it is. Have fun decorating your Christmas tree.

Feel free to send us tips, suggestions and anything else you do when you’re decorating your familys’ Christmas tree.


Adapted from ‘How To Decorate A Christmas Tree Elegantly”.

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