One of the best times of year for many families is decorating the Christmas tree. There are so many traditions that can be shared during this wonderful time. Some families listen to special music or even have special food and drinks ready. Decorating Christmas trees is one of the best ways to bring your family together. One way to make the tradition even better is to have a theme for your Christmas tree.
A themed Christmas tree has a certain charm because everything goes together and it creates a streamlined look for the tree. The possibilities are vast when you consider which theme you should choose. If your family loves Christmas, you may want to have a Santa Clause themed tree. If you're a family full of football fanatics, you could always have a football themed tree. Be creative!
Try and make this decision as early as you can because it will give you time to shop around for the best items for your Christmas tree. If you wait until the last minute it's possible that you'll only get things loosely related to your theme.
A great way to avoid this is to shop on the Internet. If you search hard enough, you can even find free shipping deals. Not only will you pay the same or less than you paid in the store, but you can even get everything you'll need for your Christmas tree from the comfort of your own home.
Another great alternative is to make items based around your Christmas tree theme. For example, if you're decorating with all Santa Clause ornaments, you could have each family member make a Santa Clause out of any items they can find. Provide things like construction paper, glue, cotton balls, and more. You'll be amazed at what everyone can come up with.
Once you've finally gotten all of the Christmas tree ornaments bought, made, or both it's time to put them on the tree. Carefully plan where you want to put everything. Some Christmas trees end up looking very jumbled because the ornaments are just thrown here and there. Consider which ornaments go where according to weight, color, and any other attributes that you think are important.
Remember, you can always switch the ornaments around if you're unhappy with the end result. Sometimes just changing a few here and there can make a really big difference. Remember to make this a fun event. It is important to understand that decorating a tree as a family may require some compromises. While little Billy thinks his ornament is the best, Sally may not agree and want hers in that area instead. Come up with solutions so that no one's feelings get hurt while you're decorating the Christmas tree.
A great way to add a little more joy is to have things like cookies and eggnog while you're decorating. If you have a fireplace, lighting a fire can make a huge difference in the spirit and mood in the room. Turn on some Christmas Carols! Better yet, get the whole family to sing along. Once you get started, you'll love your new themed Christmas tree.
Starting a family tradition or adding to old ones with a themed Christmas tree can be a lot of fun. The memories you build now will stay with you forever. Remember to get everyone involved in choosing the theme and making it come to life. Your Christmas tree will never have looked better!