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Christmas and December Holidays

A number of major holidays take place in the month of December, and it’s interesting to know a bit about the history of each of them. Read about the traditions associated with Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and other winter holidays.

As the holiday season approaches, you may find yourself in a quandary about whether to tackle everything yourself or to bring in a professional. Before you crawl in the attic to find all those tangled string lights from years past,  review these four reasons to hire Christmas decorating companies. Safety Let’s face it: Your roof...

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While the holiday season may be a time for family and friends to come together and enjoy each other’s company, it’s also a time for insurance risks that aren’t necessarily around during the rest of the year. Before you get into the full festive swing of the season, be sure to review the four ways...

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If you’re considering hiring one of the Christmas decorating companies in your area, it’s critical that you know exactly what you’re getting before you sign any paperwork. Since every company handles Christmas yard decorations a little differently, reviewing these six key points to look for in the contract can help you decide whether to sign...

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If you live in the type of community where everything is a competition, it’s natural to want your home to look its best over the holidays. By following the three tips below, you’ll be well on your way to getting the best-looking Christmas display in the neighborhood. Plan your design Whatever you do, do not...

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While you may not relish the idea of putting up your own Christmas lights every year, you may worry about your liability if you hire someone to do it for you. Since the question of who’s responsible if someone gets hurt hanging your lights isn’t a black and white issue, it’s a good idea to...

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When you live in a neighborhood where the selection of flowers to plant in front of your house can be a contentious matter with the HOA, the idea of hanging even the simplest string lights during the holiday season can be stressful. Before you decide to forget about outdoor Christmas decorations this year, remember that...

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If everything between Halloween and New Year’s Day tend to be a blur of parties, chores and errands for your family, it may be time to consider outsourcing some of the most common holiday tasks. Learning more about the kinds of Christmas decorating services available in your area can help take the pressure off. Total...

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Whether you’re seeking a fresh way to enhance the holidays or battling mid-winter doldrums, you can use fragrant natural materials to take winter wreaths to new heights. Boost their welcoming effect with these five seasonal scents: Balsam. Fresh balsam wreaths are a traditional Christmas decoration. Unlike other aromatics, they aren’t dried before use, but they...

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Whether you’re sprucing up your home for Christmas or simply seeking an efficient way to manage a year-round display of seasonal wreaths, a variety of handy gadgets will help you conquer these decorating challenges. Let’s look at the most popular options: Adhesive Hooks. Removable peel-and-stick adhesive hooks come in a range of sizes and capacities,...

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As lovely and classic as Christmas wreaths are, sometimes it’s fun to change things up. Try these ideas to quickly decorate the front door, back door and every door in between: Advent Trees. Advent trees and ornaments are available in materials ranging from wood and metal to cloth. Hang the unadorned tree on your door,...

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