With National Christmas Tree Day just behind us and the holidays right around the corner, most readers probably already have their tree. Even so, it’s never too late to add a little extra pizzazz to your decorations, or to give them a personal twist. Here are several Christmas tree decorating ideas that will give you a new spin this year and for the years to come.
Make it Personal
If you’re reevaluating your tree’s decorations, consider what theme will mean a lot to you and your family. Perhaps you like to travel a lot, in which case you could collect ornaments that represent your favorite voyages. If you like the outdoors, opt for DIY pinecone ornaments, deer, owls, and other woodsy decorations. Find what suits you best!
Think Outside the Tree Skirt
Instead of using traditional accessories like a tree skirt, why not mix it up? You can use a vintage tin or pale as a container for a tree for a rustic spin. Or, instead of sticking with a wintery color scheme, add a little spring to your Christmas tree. Decorate with a winding wreath of silk flowers for a fresh look.
For a new twist using what you already have, create an ombre rainbow effect by color coordinating your ornaments. Start with purple or red at the top and work your way through the spectrum. You’ll never look at your tree the same way again!
For some Americans, Thanksgiving is their number one favorite holiday. Even if it’s not, you have to admit that you love the family time and the great food. However, besides all of the great stuff to eat, there’s also plenty to do on Thanksgiving Day in Atlanta.
Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon and 5K
Start your Thanksgiving Day by running off all of the food you’re about to consume. (That’s how it works, right?) This race in Midtown is orchestrated by the Atlanta Track Club and has thousands of participants every year.
Holiday Lights in Atlanta
What better way to ring in the holiday season than to enjoy festive lights on Thanksgiving? At this event, you can see tons of lights in many different locations! All of the lights will be perfectly timed to Christmas music and are sure to dazzle you.
LEGOLAND Discover Center
LEGOLAND is open on Thanksgiving from 10am to 7pm, so it’s a great pre- or post-Thanksgiving dinner activity for the kids.
ClueTown Book Scavenger Hunt
If your family is coming into town, take them around the city by solving puzzles together! You can get a ClueTown Book from four different areas, so you can pick whichever is closest to you.
Whatever you end up doing this Thanksgiving, make sure to have lots of turkey and stuffing!
Everyone has their special Holiday traditions, whether that’s chopping down your own tree or being the one to light the menorah. No matter what families do to bring in the season- food is always on the mind. With food comes a healthy dose of drink. One of our all-time favorites is a cup of delicious eggnog.
Here’s a list of three easy and delicious holiday eggnog recipes for you to sample all throughout the season:
1) First, for something a little wild, try some spiced chocolate eggnog. This tasty, Mexican-flavor inspired drink is sure to warm you up with its combo of bittersweet chocolate and just a dash of hot chile.
2) Or, for something more traditional, give Martha Stewart’s Classic Eggnog a try. This flavorful and creamy recipe is perfect with just a little pinch of bourbon, rum, or cognac to raise spirits (and maybe a roof or too if it’s that kind of Christmas party).
3) Finally, the most festive of all our holiday eggnog recipes: peppermint eggnog. This one is perfect for the kids, especially when you add in an adorable candy cane or peppermint stick garnish.
If you have any wonderful recipes, leave them below so we can share the spirits of the holidays with everyone!