How To Give Your Home That Classic Holiday Glow
Even though the light is low and the snow is likely to fall, the Christmas season always inspires us to think warm thoughts. A lot of it has to do with that classic holiday glow. Everyone thinks of something different: the blazing light of a crackling fireplace; the light of a Christmas tree shimmering with tinsel and ornaments; the steady candlelight on a picturesque holiday table. That warm, cozy feeling plays an important role in creating that festive holiday feeling we love. It also passes on the tradition to younger generations, giving kids or grandkids a special feeling that can only be properly described as Christmas magic. Learn how to create that holiday glow, reminisce, or get inspired to bring back an old favorite with these home holiday lighting tips.
There aren't too many of us who use our fireplace at all, let alone stack up firewood and get the flames going the old-fashioned way. However, many of us can't resist the light and warmth of a fire on a cold holiday night. Thanks to tradition, the fireplace still operates as the focal point for many of our home Christmas scenes. It's steps away from our Christmas tree, and is home to the mantel where we hang our stockings on Christmas Eve. If you're going to use your fireplace to create that warm glow, it will only add to the ambiance if you put time into decorating it with a festive fireplace screen, snowman figurines, stockings and some holiday marquee lights.
There's never been a better time to decorate your home with candlelight. Countless Christmas scents, a menagerie of colors and a variety of safer options like LED Christmas candles make it easy to add a touch of holiday spirit to any room. Candles transitioned long ago from being an important source of light to a decorative or sweet-smelling luxury, and although many people stopped using them because of potential fire hazards, flameless candles have brought that holiday glow you love back in a safe way. They simulate that warm, Christmas glow, and many of them even flicker like real candles.
The holiday glow in your home doesn't have to be limited to your family room. Almost every room in the house can be updated leading up to Christmas with some classic ambiance. One of the best places to tie your home together with light is the dining room or the kitchen table. So much time is spent eating together during the holidays. Whether it's a family dinner before the holiday madness or hosting guests for a Christmas feast, organizing a centerpiece with candlelight or holiday string lights can be the perfect finishing touch to your Christmas decorations when combined with a holiday table runner and festive table place settings.
Getting your interior decorated for the holidays might be all you need to recreate that classic holiday glow from your fondest memories. However, if you're stopping at the interior, you're missing out on the entire other half of the holiday lighting tradition. We all have memories of driving around looking at Nativity scenes and lighted Christmas yard decorations. Not all of us feel the need to cover every inch of our houses like Clark Griswold. Thankfully, simple touches are more than enough to create that Christmas feeling for your family and neighbors. Plus, it's always nice to come home after a long day to a red and green walkway or a lighted wreath.
Lighting a candle in the window has been a classic winter tradition since the Colonial period in America. An inviting symbol to family, friends, distant neighbors or the occasional traveler, the candle also provided a sense of warmth and comfort in the low light of the winter months. It's much easier to participate in this tradition today because of the safe, LED candles that make it possible to brighten up every window without lighting the curtains on fire. It's also a tradition you can start with your children or grandchildren to give them that warm sense of Christmas spirit you cherish.
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