While I was researching for the previous post on traditional Nutcrackers I came across these unusual, crazy, and fun ones. Why just have the classics when you can have Jack Skellington or your fave football team colors
Nutcrackers started becoming a Traditional Christmas decoration in the 1800s after two books by Dumas and Hoffman and were published on the subject. Later Tchaikovsky adapted a ballet from the stories. The ballet became very popular in the mid 1900s and was performed during the holiday season. This led to the rise of the popularity of suing nutcrackers as a Christmas decoration.
Have you every thought of having a Christmas Tree decorated in in just two colors of Ornaments, like Pink and Purple? I have often wondered how that would look – quite elegant and glamorous I would think. And then how about on a white background – especially if you still have one of those old fashioned flocked ones.
A Black Top Hat is a delightful Christmas Tree Topper. It can be whimsical or more serious, depending on the style and what you think of when you see it. Frosty the Snowman comes to mind, but so do Dickens “A Christmas Carol” or just Victorian Carolers. I even found one with a Frosty head and arms that wrapped around – how clever!
Burgundy and Gold Ornaments add a bit of flair to your Christmas Tree. Whether each one contains both colors or you use each color in a separate bauble, the effect is stunning. Try to use a variety of shapes, sizes and patterns. You can do your entire holiday decor completely in this color scheme, or add any of these these to your existing one.
One of the quickest ways to update your Christmas Decor is by covering throw pillows you already have with Festive Pillow Covers. This is quick, easy and economical. This method also saves on storage space as you only need to store the outer casing and not the whole thing. You can do this with any holiday or decorating scheme where you want a large impact with little time or money.