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Add a dash of Christmas to your home

You don’t need a lot to add a dash of Christmas spirit to your home.  Children love the hype, and if we’re honest, it make us a little excited too. Here’s a few tips for your home.

A Welcoming Wreath

A simple wreath on the front door is always welcoming both for guests and when you come home. It just adds a touch of Christmas spirit.  If you don’t have a front door or are worried of losing the wreath hang it in a window on red ribbon for example.

Simple Decorative Touches

A couple of decorations planted around the main rooms like the lounge and family room help. For example:

  • a few simple decorations spread around the house can add a lovely touch. For example a small wooden tree on your mantel or a nutcracker, or be a bit novel and add a small Christmas tree to an ornament such as this car, snowglobes are also quite magical whether they are homemade or not,

Images found on (1) dreamstime.com (2) flickr.com (3) taverne-agency.com (4) & (5) Decoration from Pillow Talk (6) Trees from Adairs (7) Snow Globes from Shack

  • a Christmas scented oil made of cloves and cinnamon.  Dab it on your light bulbs, the warmth will release the scent. Alternatively one of the wonderful cinnamon and sandalwood candles available,

  • a Christmas apron or tea towels hanging in the kitchen always brings Christmas cheer to a Kitchen,

Images found on (1) http://imgora.com/ (2) Pottery Barn Kids (3) curbly.com

  • buy a Poinsettias plant for your hall console, dining table or coffee table. With its red blooms it is often associated with Christmas,

Image found on http://www.avasflowers.net/

  • if you have a smaller space then ask for Christmas tree branches from your local shop selling trees, and use these to decorate your home or place them in a vase. The smell is just incredible!

All images from http://imgora.com/

  • alternatively, use branches from your garden placed in a jug and hang decorations and ribbons, or one of the small trees you can purchase in store, or sticks stack against the wall.

Images found on (1) welke.nl (2) imgora.com (3) Pinterest

A Nod To Europe

A bowl of nuts and traditional nutcracker is a wonderful nod to a European Christmas

Get the Kids Involved

Hang an advent calendar in your home.  It not only looks good but you can fill it with lots of fun gifts for the kids and it helps them countdown to day and minismises the ‘When’s Santa coming?” questions

Images found on (1) moseleyworld.com (2) http://inanyeventblog.wordpress.com/ (3) Stoneleigh Advent Tree from Pillow Talk

Add Christmas Cheer To Your Street Frontage

Place your Christmas tree near windows facing the street to add Christmas cheer to the street frontage. If you don’t have a tree, then invest in some simple fairy lights to string across the windows instead. Or one of these fun light up Christmas trees.

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