We all love American Christmas decorations. There’s something enchanting about holiday gatherings when we’re surrounded by holiday warmth and festive spirit. Let’s explore some of our favorite American Christmas decorations:
I’m partial to mistletoe, which is a tall icicle-like flower usually hung from the ceiling with a rope or headpiece. Each year during Christmas, I rush out to buy the biggest and most beautiful mistletoe I can find. It’s always the same mistletoe, though – dark green with white and red spots going all over the roof top. It’s amazing how the tiny white berries seem to wisp into the air and float down. It also makes for a great backdrop against which to hang Christmas stockings.
We’re big fans of ribbons, especially red and white ones. We’ve even got our own ribbons, made from fabric. If you want your own ribbons, you can easily make them yourself with a little fabric glue and basting tape. The finished product is very elegant looking and definitely adds to our Christmas decorations.
Another classic is the ever popular mistletoe. Many people don’t realize that this is actually an actual tree decoration. You just thread a mistletoe through the center of your Christmas tree. This is actually an old tradition that dates back to before the advent of indoor Christmas trees!
But what about using actual presents? That’s right. Have you ever decorated your home with actual gift boxes or wrapped gifts? These are actually American Christmas decorations as well. You just have to use your imagination. Think of all the fun gifts that can be wrapped up in a red, green, or white wrapper and hung on the walls.
If you’re the type of person who doesn’t really like to put flowers on display, you could add garlands to your windows. Garlands can be made with just about anything. They’re traditionally made out of holly and mistletoe but can be made with ribbon, bamboo rods, and pretty bows. These decorations can really add some color to your home. Just keep them covered while you use the hot lights at night.
For more traditional American Christmas decorations you could go with a white Christmas wreath. This is the most common kind of wreath and the one that most people will buy. This is the kind of decoration, most families will have at their home during the holidays. The shape of the wreath is very important. It needs to fit in with the other decorations that you have at your house.
Some families go all out and purchase real poinsettias and holly. These decorations look absolutely beautiful adorning any home. Just remember to leave space in the center for the mistletoe. Also make sure to take down your homemade or store bought decorations when the winter chill starts to settle in.
Many people like to bring in the traditional elements of Christmas. Perhaps pine cones are used as table decorations. You could also hang twinkle lights along the railings of your porch. The point of all of these decorations is to bring in the warm feeling of the holiday season.
Some people like to bring in a little bit of the holiday cheer in their American Christmas decorations. If you’re family is large, you can hang multi-colored lights from the tree. You can place these lights on your door and windows as well. Adding these little American Christmas decorations to your home will definitely brighten up the holidays.
Another thing you can do to bring home the holiday spirit at home is to play holiday music. If you don’t know where to find some great holiday songs, try checking with your local radio station. Many times they play old classics that you may never have heard of. Maybe your favorite holiday song will inspire you to put in a few more things to your home for the holidays. Playing some of your favorite Christmas music in the background when decorating your home is a fun way to get in the spirit.
As you can see, there are plenty of things you can do to help bring some American Christmas decorations to your home for the holidays. You need to plan ahead of time so you know what decorations you want to purchase. Then you need to buy them before the holidays start. Finally, you need to be sure everyone enjoys the Christmas music you choose to play. You can’t have too much fun!