With some simple considerations and a whole lot of memorable moments, we’ll show you HOW TO DECORATE A REAL CHRISTMAS TREE. Before listing the things we most love about this time-honoured tradition, let’s set the scene: in a perfect world, real Christmas tree decorating would involve the whole family or a gathering of close friends.
That said, we believe it only fair to reward your helpers with delicious food and drinks – it keeps enjoyment levels up and complaints down.
If hosting a tree-trimming get-together, we suggest an assortment of easy-to-enjoy light fare like our CRAB DIP, our colossal OVEN-BAKED NACHOS, or our very popular EASY FLATBREAD. After that, back to the important task at hand; time to show you HOW TO DECORATE A REAL CHRISTMAS TREE! Bring the tree indoors, immediately set it in the stand, and add water at room temperature.
Keeping the water topped up will ensure the tree stays fresh throughout the entire holiday season. Then, as you work your way down, gently pull the three entwined wires open and then twist them back together around boughs and branches. If you’re decorating your tree with tykes and small tots, it’s not a bad idea to have a camera or your phone handy. I also tend to hang larger, heavier ornaments further into the tree to prevent the boughs from sagging and looking sad. Old, vintage ornaments and family heirlooms remind us of Christmas past, while newer baubles and handmade trinkets keep the present top of mind. We suggest playing your favourite holiday playlist while you decorate and share the stories of what each ornament means.
We’ve seen the tops of Christmas trees finished with billowy bows, rock crystal starbursts, a felt elf or an old family heirloom like the slender glass spire we used. In a way, we’d love if you consider the line from the holiday classic and “hang a shining star upon the highest bough”.