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Christmas Decorations

Deck the halls with Christmas ornaments

Christmas decorations are part of the holiday tradition in just about every family. They include lights for the interior and/or exterior of your home, Christmas ornaments for your tree and accessories for your hallways, doors and windows. Classic choices include mistletoe, wreaths, garlands and boughs of holly, though there are plenty of options if you're looking for unique Christmas ornaments as well.

In many homes, Christmas decorations extend beyond the obvious and also include small accessories and accentuations that bring out the best of the festive season. These include tabletop Christmas ornament options like candy dishes, illuminating Christmas cards or candles, small Santa Claus or reindeer statuettes, music boxes and even pillowcases and yuletide-themed slip covers for couches.

Ideas for Unique Christmas Ornaments

If you want to include unique Christmas ornaments as part of your seasonal home décor, here are some ideas you may want to consider:

  • Baubles
  • Hanging ornaments (made of crystal or stained glass)
  • Shatterproof ornaments and tabletop accessories
  • Deluxe ornaments (these also make an excellent Christmas gift idea)
  • Christmas angel ornaments for your tree (instead of the usual star tree-topper)

Of course, there's no better way to make something one-of-a-kind than to make it yourself! Homemade Christmas ornaments and crafts are fun activities that promote family togetherness, and make great heirlooms to pass down through the generations.

Popular Christmas Ornament Brands

While many people shop for specific ornaments, some prefer to stick with well-known brands to create a sense of design unity within their home. With that in mind, some of the most popular manufacturers of Christmas decorations include:

  • Hallmark ornaments, from the world's most popular manufacturer of greeting cards
  • Christopher Radko ornaments, for those who prefer the touch of a world-renowned designer
  • Kurt Adler ornaments, if you want to pay homage to the Christmas classic The Nutcracker
  • Reed & Bartman ornaments, for classic and elegant appeal

These are just a few examples of the world's best-selling manufacturers of Christmas decorations. Spend some time browsing the near-endless options available, and you're sure to find ornaments for your home that will suit your tastes and help you celebrate the season in style.

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