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Deck the Halls

Get some great holiday decorating ideas using fresh greens, berries and pine cones.

Ahh, you can almost smell it in the air as the trucks delivering the greenery come through town. Fresh garland, wreaths, kissing balls, balsam swags … and don’t forget the TREE. A fresh Christmas tree brings that scent into the home for all to enjoy.

Here are some other ways to decorate:

  • Several types of greens, holly berries and pine cones make lovely centerpieces, baskets and runners.
  • A tabletop tree serves a dual purpose. It is a lovely decoration in the home during the holiday season and in the spring it can be planted to enjoy for years to come.
  • If you prefer a live plant you could choose a live poinsettia or amaryllis.
  • Pine cones make a lovely decoration when piled high in a basked. Tie a few together with a festive wired ribbon for a colorful touch.
  • Fill a clear vase with cranberries to hold flowers or greens in place. Bring back memories for grandma and grandpa and string them with a needle to make a holiday garland. Add popcorn if you have a live tree you’ll be putting outside after the holiday so the birds can feast.

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