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Although known universally as one of the most sacred and meaningful holidays on the social calendar, Christmas also is known as the ultimate holiday for kids; the time when their young minds—and hearts—brim with the enchantments of Yuletide wonder.
Make this Christmas a memorable one for the youngest members of your family; not only by showering them with their choice of gifts and toys, but by morphing your home into a winter wonderland that will endlessly enchant them.
- Turn your front lawn into a winter wonderland. Build festive snow people with your children, allowing them to view their handiwork for the duration of the holiday season. Also fill the yard with sculptures and inflatables that depict everything from elves to candy canes, additional snowmen to angels dressed in full ethereal regalia. A full and glorious Nativity scene is always nice for traditional families, while all families might enjoy posting a scene that depicts Santa at the sleigh—a team of beaming reindeer leading the way.
- Deck the halls of your home—most literally. From the moment they walk through the front door of your house throughout the holiday season, all guests should marvel at the vision of scarlet red ribbons, a blazing fireplace, and strands of crisp emerald holly. Your own children will be equally impressed at the sight of faux snow scattered on the ground, elf and nutcracker dolls and figurines standing guard over their presents, and the placement of whimsical ‘Captivity’ scenes on a buffet or end table. And, of course, Christmas lights every hue of the rainbow should be hung throughout the home.
- Decorate a kid-friendly Christmas tree. Children will delight at the sight of gingerbread ornaments, whimsical toy soldiers, and miniature versions of Yuletide idols like Santa Claus. Further amaze them with portrait ornaments that bear their own photos, as well as with ornaments that depict modern childhood heroes that range from Mickey and Minnie Mouse to the whimsical, decidedly animated stars of Shrek and Toy Story.
Christmas Tree. Source: Flickr
The placement of a single Christmas tree in a home can do much to set the mood for the holiday season; causing all who behold the tree to think of Yuletide seasons past and present, and to marvel at the vision of a fully decorated vision of Christmas joy.
So when you put up your Christmas tree this year, be sure to adorn and decorate this tree in a manner that will bring forth its beauty, grandeur and beautiful sentimentality.
- Choose a healthy and eye-catching tree. You don’t want to choose a Yuletide tree that will die before the big day; this is decidedly not conducive to a joyous and gleeful holiday! You also don’t want to choose a tree that sheds its leaves or needles excessively, or whose color seems to fade long before its time.
- Choose a beautiful and vibrant tree topper. Whether it is a golden or crystalline star or a lovely ethereal angel, the ornamental piece that goes at the top of the tree is one of the first things that people notice when they see the decorated tree.
- Choose ornaments that shine in their ebullience. Ornament balls that glitter in glorious shades of silver, scarlet, emerald and gold, as well as silken pink and lavender spheres and shiny crystalline stars, are just a few of the magnificent accents that distinguish a glorious Christmas tree.
- Choose ornaments that glow in their personal value. Family members are sure to appreciate angels, gingerbread men, stars or balls that bear their names; as well as picture ornaments that bear family photos in their frames.
- Wrap it all up. Enshroud your tree with lines of golden garland or ribbons of scarlet and gold; wrapping the gift of the Christmas tree for everyone to behold.
- Just add lights. Whether you adorn the tree’s branches with electric candles or with strings of absolutely brilliant luminaries, be sure to make your Christmas tree shine throughout the holiday season.