Cards & Stationery
Send season's greetings to family and friends with beautiful holiday cards and stationery. Christmas wishes are available in endless designs, or you can use a custom shop to add your own photos and words to cards or stationery. Buying boxed sets that include matching envelopes with the cards or stationery can save you money if you have a large mailing list.
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Holiday trees and accessories are probably the top staple of seasonal decorating. They often set the tone for the rest of the home -- inside and out -- and establish a focal point, too. Luckily, having more than one tree in the home at Christmastime is a welcome practice. Here's how to get started on finding your perfect trees and accessories.
From intimate dinners for two to gatherings for 20, the Christmas table is where we partake in so many of our rituals and recall shared memories. Part of those rituals is what's on the table itself: the heirloom plates, handcrafted linens, beautiful centerpieces, and more. Here's a buying guide for your Christmas table decorations and dining pieces.
The decorations, lights, wreaths, garlands, and other accents that we treasure at holiday time must be protected the other 11 months of the year. Luckily there are storage boxes to accommodate those often odd-size items, designed specifically for everything from ornaments to wreaths. Here's what you need to know to make the best storage purchase for your holiday decor.
For children, the stockings hung from the mantel represent possibility, presents, and a little bit of magic. For adults, the allure of these holiday icons is based less on magic -- but they are no less important. Stockings are an essential part of many people's decorating and often serve as heirlooms passed from generation to generation. Here's your guide to finding stockings that you and your family will treasure.
Sure, when it comes to pumpkin carving, an ordinary paring or carving knife might get the job done. But for more devoted Halloween pumpkin carving enthusiasts, nothing beats a strategic set of pumpkin carving tools to cut, carve, sculpt, and shape. Find out what sorts of pumpkin carving magic the current crop of gadgets can help you achieve.
Christmas ornaments run the gamut from treasured heirlooms to brand-new finds, from colorful, fabric-covered orbs to intricately beaded glass pieces. Whatever their origin or value, ornaments are a fantastic way to add to or update your Christmas color scheme and style. Here's a buying guide to boost your collection.
Boost the twinkle and sparkle both outdoors and indoors with an update and upgrade of your holiday lights this season. There are lights that add color, lights that dress up focal points, and lights that burn less energy, as well as control methods that make the whole system easier and less time-consuming to manage. Get ready to turn up the shine with our holiday lights buying guide.
Often less formal and more than a little bit fun, Halloween table decorations and dining items can provide creative ways to celebrate this fun holiday. If you're looking to dress up your tabletop, or want to add to items you already have, review our buying guide to all the ghoulish Halloween goods out there.
Whatever your Halloween decorating style -- a restrained smattering of pumpkins, an all-out embrace of the season, a scary spirit that's more fun than spooky -- there are holiday decorations to fill the bill. Check out all the types and product features available as you prepare your home for this favorite autumn occasion.
Look long enough and you'll find Christmas decorations and decor items for every spot in your home -- from the smallest side table to the biggest focal-point entryway, overhead and underfoot, outside and indoors, too. And if you think you have enough decorations and decor pieces, you may want to take a fresh look at some of the newfound items that can get you -- and your home -- in the spirit of the season.
Perhaps you have one or two Christmas collectible items and you're interested in adding more. Maybe you inherited a set and want to complement it with a few new purchases. Or maybe you're just starting from scratch to build a series that you, too, can pass down as heirlooms. Whatever your motivation, here's your guide to shopping for Christmas collectibles.
The holidays -- especially Thanksgiving -- inspire many people to create masterfully decorated tabletops for family and friends. There are a variety of table decorations and dining options that lend themselves to this food-focused gathering. Be sure what you select works at holiday time now and in the future.
From celebrating the arrival of autumn to heralding our national day of thanks, Thanksgiving decorations can be versatile additions to all sorts of spaces in the home. Get into the spirit of the season with our guide to the types of decorations to add to your mantel, side tables, doorways, and more.
Tablecloths on a holiday table are both pretty and purposeful: They add charm and beauty as they complement a table's setup, but they also protect the surface underneath. And depending on the type you favor, tablecloths can be versatile, too, for use at more occasions than just Christmas. Read on for more information about tablecloths.
From family to family, table settings are as different as the decorations on a tree. Some recall old-fashioned dinners with multiple courses and a formal arrangement of guests. Others are better suited to the often-casual nature of today's gatherings, which may mingle family and friends celebrating in a laid-back evening focused on food. Here's how to find a table setting for the holidays that's best for you.
The twinkling of outdoor lights is as much a part of our holiday recollections as the tree inside the house. When used well, outdoor lights can turn a dark home into a cornucopia of holiday cheer. And the market for outdoor lights has exploded, with options galore for everyone from the most restrained exterior decorator to those who embrace a more exuberant approach. Here's your guide to buying outdoor lights.
Immortalized by the famous ballet The Nutcracker, nutcrackers have a much longer history as holiday decorations. Because of the ballet's popularity, nutcrackers continue to be a unique addition to a variety of spots in the home. Some can be quite valuable, while others are appreciated for their unique style.
Nativity scenes are a familiar Christmas decoration. Some families pass theirs from generation to generation, while others seek out a version that suits their personal holiday style. Most nativity scenes have several key pieces, including Mary, Joseph, the Baby Jesus, and the Angel; sets can be enlarged, too, with additional people and animals.
Technology has made inroads into holiday lighting, with the wide availability and affordable price of LED lights increasing the options for holiday decorating. LED, or light-emitting diode, illumination offers several distinct advantages for homeowners, including direct, bright white light; lower electricity usage; and longer life. And LED lights are now available in a range of holiday lighting types.
Equally suited for display inside or outside, garland is an almost-essential Christmastime decorating element. Typically draped around doorways, garland can be used in other spots in the home, including banisters, mantels, and wallscapes. Here's buying information to help your garland purchase work well for your house.
Who doesn't have memories of prized dinnerware set in all its finery on the holiday table? Special Christmas collections available today are durable, stylish, and able to meet the needs of any event, from everyday brunch to big family gatherings. Read on to find all the types of holiday dinnerware available as well as considerations that may affect your purchase.
Long used as traditional tree toppers, Christmas angels can now be found in a variety of places in holiday home decorating. Many angels are prized for their delicate beauty and passed down as heirlooms, while others have a more homespun, charming aesthetic. No matter your decorating preferences, there's a Christmas angel to complement your holiday style.
From a casual weekend brunch with friends to a formal dinnertime gathering of family members, the dining room or kitchen table is the spot where many of us celebrate the holidays. And in the middle of it all is a holiday centerpiece, which provides more than a focal point for your get-together. Centerpieces supply style and color, as well as an accent for the rest of your decorating scheme.
Historically used for functional, necessary light in homes, candles and candleholders are now decorative and mood-setting. Used as luminarias to light a pathway or as tapers on a Christmas party table for warm, flickering light, the many types of candles and candleholders fill multiple style needs and preferences.
Some homeowners prefer them for the lack of mess, while others like them because of the absence of allergy concerns. If you prefer artificial trees at Christmastime, you'll be rewarded. The newest artificial trees are designed to last longer, look more realistic, and meet various size needs. Read on for key differences in artificial trees.