Part Four: Don’t Forget, Food Makes Great Decorations
Platters of Christmas cookies, glass bowls filled with red and green sweets and candy canes on the tree or in a clear vase on the sideboard all make cheerful, homey additions to your holiday decor and tasty snacks for family and guests.
Here’s a simple idea. Take candy cane sticks and glue them around a pillar candle for a bright holiday touch. Use 3 or four of varying heights, set them on a plate edged in greenery and enjoy watching smiles light up on people’s faces.
What I’m really trying to say is you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make your Christmas merry and bright.
This is a hard year economically for many of us, but we still have lots to celebrate. Use your imagination, find things you have and use them in new ways. Make some family memories by sitting down together to string popcorn and cranberries. Let the kids help hang mini ornaments from house plants and string your larger plants with fairy lights.
Christmas is about warmth, love and sharing and it’s the little things you do that make a holiday memorable.
You may enjoy decorating in these easy, simple ways so much that it will become a tradition that your family will learn to cherish.