You might think a cactus makes for an unusual Christmas plant, but when the Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgessii) is covered in blooms, it is a most welcome sight in the middle of winter. Given some minimal care, your Christmas cactus will bloom on its own. However, it might not bloom for the holidays. If you […]

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Still decorating with incandescent Christmas lights, and wondering if it’s finally time to switch to LED lights? Here’s what you need to know to make an informed decision. How Do LED Christmas Lights Work? LED Christmas lights use light-emitting diodes, rather than filament to produce light. This new technology makes LED lights more efficient, durable […]

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When it’s time for the family to get together and make Christmas ornaments and decorations or trim the tree, it’s always a challenge to find activities to keep toddlers interested and involved. These Christmas activities for toddlers can teach concepts about Christmas and help children feel helpful and included in traditional holiday events. 01.Paint with […]

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1.Simple but Gorgeous Christmas Decorating Ideas If decking the halls for the holidays feels like an overwhelming chore, you should consider the hygge way. Hygge (pronounced hue-guh, so you can look fancy at your holiday party) is a Scandinavian word describing simplicity, coziness, and warmth. When used in home decor, it results in a “less […]

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You can turn just about anything into a shot glass these days, and Christmas tree ornaments are certainly no exception. Boozy baubles are all the rage now, so you can adorn your tree with your favorite cocktail ingredients—it’s pretty much the perfect way to decorate for your holiday party this year. Distilleries like The Lakes […]

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You can’t deck the halls without decking out your mantel. Yes, stockings are key and a garland is classic, but there’s so much more you can do with it. First, consider your color palette. Do you want something traditional (red & green all day, every day), neutral, or unexpected? Then you have to decide whether you want to […]

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