Decorating the Christmas tree is one of the most anticipated days of the year.
Some families decorate their trees before Thanksgiving even arrives, while other families hold out until the early days of December. The tradition in many European countries is to decorate the tree on Christmas Eve. Regardless of when the tree goes up, children race to open the ornament boxes and delight in the memories ornaments offer. Parents rush to string lights on the tree and find hooks for ornaments, while reminding novice tree decorators not to forget the back of the tree.
Christmas ball ornaments are possibly the most common type of tree ornament in America. Ball ornaments offer a large variety of uses, and are available in colors ranging from traditional red and green to chocolate and orange. Christmas balls can be used along with novelty ornaments, or decorated with beads and ribbons to create Victorian elegance. Christmas lights reflect off balls creating magical holiday glow, and garlands of berries and popcorn make the finishing touch.
Ornaments are often given by family members as gifts, and year after year the giver is remembered. Ornaments are used as keepsakes, and cherished for Christmases to come. Digital ornaments make an excellent Christmas gift for grandparents and family members who are far away, and are becoming increasingly popular. Digital ornaments from Christmas Lights Etc display a slideshow of images which can be updated as children grow older, continuing to bring families together for the holidays.
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