15 Reasons Why Christmas is the Greatest Holiday Ever
We dare you not to smile as you browse photo after photo of glitzy decor, totally cute crafts, and my-teeth-hurt-they're-so-sweet cookies that definitively prove that Christmas rocks. Best. Holiday. Ever.
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Because the Outdoors Play Along
To every archway, a trimming, and to every door, a wreath.
(To make this totally gorgeous display, start with a long evergreen garland and use florist's pins and hot glue to secure pinecones, faux berries and apples, magnolia leaves, and holiday ribbon to it. Wrap gratuitously with lights. Create a matching wreath.)
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Because the Movies are Classics
You're smiling now, aren't you?
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Because the Styles are Versatile (Part 1)
This is a holiday where a sparkly white room has as much right to claim Christmas...[see next slide]
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Because the Styles are Versatile (Part 2)
...as this vintage-and-colorful take does.
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Because Railings Get Wrapped
Railings are ho-hum until the holidays. (And, frankly, don't your railings just look a little drab when the garland comes off?)
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Because We Get to Count Down
I mean, when else can you obsessively check off the days without being made fun of?
(To make this cute display, cut twenty-four 2-1/4-inch circles from an adhesive magnet sheet. Adhere to pattern paper; the more colorful, the better. Cut out. Add a number sticker in the center. Place over a 24-hole muffin tin that didn't have baking plans this holiday.)
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Because Felt Returns from Its Dormant State
Ornaments are the ultimate excuse to play with felt.
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Because Poinsettias Rule
They dominate the season and don't even bother showing their pretty faces until December.
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Because Ornaments Work Everywhere
Hung on the tree? Check. Made into a wreath? Check. Strung as a garland? Yep. Collected in a cloche? You betcha.
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Because the Table Gets Star Treatment
The food's important, sure, but the conversation starts during seating.
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