by: Tam Lettieri
From the day after Thanksgiving until as late as Christmas Eve, holiday decorating is the thing to be doing. For those that do not have a lot of extra time to decorate or those that are not content with the traditional holiday décor, ChristmasLTD.com has some great Christmas decorating ideas for you.
Easy Christmas Decorating Ideas
The first notion of electric Christmas tree lights was back in 1882 when an associate of Thomas Edison wrapped crepe paper around a string of miniature lights and wrapped it around a Christmas tree. While this was an improvement over putting candles on a Christmas tree to provide lights, not to mention safer, it was nearly 100 years until the next major invention was released, the pre-lit Christmas tree.
Pre-lit Christmas trees first became available in the 1990s and today, they are really the only kind of artificial tree to have. Today you can get pre-lit trees, Christmas tree toppers, garland, wreaths, and nearly every other type of holiday decorations to help make decorating easy.
Another easy Christmas decorating idea is to buy sets of ornaments, whether you want a selection of the same bulbs in Christmas colors or multiple ornaments of the same theme, you still save time trying to pick out enough ornaments to fill your tree with holiday cheer.
Here are some of our favorite Christmas decorating ideas to make your holiday decorating easy:
This beautiful garland comes with LED lights, which burn cooler and use less energy. It is versatile and can be hung on a mantle, a window, a railing or even wound up in a coil around a large candle and used as a holiday centerpiece.
If you are decorating for the first time or need to replace worn out or dated holiday decorations, this combo set is a great buy. With a tree, garland, and wreath, you can decorate an entire room from one convenient package. Also makes a great gift for a new homeowner.
This collectible set of Nutcrackers is hand painted and ready to take their place on your holiday tree. Whether you are an avid Nutcracker collector or not, they certainly add a bit of festive holiday feel to your holiday decorations.
Unique Christmas Decorating Ideas
Decorating for Christmas does not mean you have to stick to tradition either. If your Christmas decorating ideas are more non-traditional and you want something for Christmas other than the traditional Santa, stars, angels and snowmen, ChristmasLTD.com has a variety of unique Christmas decorating ideas to fit a number of styles and themes . Christmas decorations should be as unique as you are and give you opportunity to include your favorite characters into your holiday décor.
Here are just a couple of our favorite unique Christmas decorating ideas:
A Charlie Brown Christmas has been a tradition around the holidays for over 50 years and for many, seeing this tree will bring back wonderful memories of childhood Christmas celebrations. Now you can start your own holiday tradition with this unique and iconic symbol of Christmas.
Bring a bit of the Force to your holiday tree with this fun, yet festive, Storm Trooper Nutcracker. While he will not be making an appearance in the Nutcracker Suite, we are sure he will be a treasured addition to any Star Wars themed décor.
Decorating for Christmas does not have to be a challenge and you do not have to give in to tradition unless you want to. Everyone at ChristmasLTD.com hopes that these great holiday decorating ideas will help you get ready for Santa’s yearly visit!
by: ChristmasLTD Team
The company started in 1946 when Kurt Adler founded an American general goods exporting business at the close of World War II. After seeing the beautiful wooden Christmas goods that were being created in Germany, he changed his thinking and began to import goods to offer instead.
Today, Kurt Adler is one of the most trusted names for holiday goods from all over the world.
ChristmasLTD.com has a huge selection of Kurt Adler Christmas items. As a tribute to one of the most reliable and quality brands of Christmas decor, we have compiled a small list of some of our very favorite Kurt Adler Christmas decorations available at ChristmasLTD.com.
Kurt Adler is well known for its large amount of quality wooden nutcrackers. As opposed to artisan nutcracker brands, Kurt Adler nutcrackers are made to be affordable, collectibl and usually themed around something modern and fun. A model like the Kurt Adler Storm Trooper with Candy Cane Nutcracker is a great example of how Kurt Adler blends pop culture with holiday themes.
This 11-inch Star Wars storm trooper is carved of wood and stands in the classic uniform as seen in the films. However, Kurt Adler adds a little twist to this image by placing a Santa hat on the storm trooper’s head and giving him a candy cane to hold onto.
The storm trooper is not so intimidating, in fact, he looks as jolly as can be. We like to call that “the Kurt Adler effect.” Here are some of our other favorite Star Wars themed Kurt Adler holiday nutcrackers.
While the Star Wars theme is fun, Kurt Adler does have more traditional Nutcrackers like the Kurt Adler Gingerbread Nutcracker. Stylized in the same facial expression and pose as the famous German nutcrackers from the Bavarian region, this nutcracker is carved from wood and colorfully decorated in gingerbread tidings.
From the peppermint-swirl hat to the gingerbread house at the nutcracker’s feet, this 16-inch figurine lives for gingerbread. He would be the perfect assistant to help bake your holiday treats and bring the festive feel of Christmas to your home.
Kurt Adler is also famous for its collections of themed of decorations. For example, the Kurt Adler Downton Abbey collection holds great Christmas tree ornaments for any fan of the British drama Downton Abbey. One of our very favorite Kurt Adler Downton Abbey ornaments is the Downton Abbey Car Christmas Ornament.
This ornament features a 4.25-inch resin mini model of the blue car featured in the show. There is also a large selection of themed items from Star Wars, South Park, and even Marilyn Monroe.
Christmas Ltd. has over 300 Kurt Adler ornaments for sale on our online store and many of those ornaments are made of wood.
Here is one of our favorite Kurt Adler Wooden Ornaments: the Yankees Nutcracker Christmas Ornament. Even if you are not a Yankees fan, you have to love this little guy’s spirit. Dressed up in his white and blue stripes, this player dons some very long white hair as well as a bushy mustache. We also have a Phillies version of this same ornament!
For those who are not sports fans, we also have a Kurt Adler Angry Birds Ball Christmas ornament to pay tribute to the fun, addicting game.
Kurt Adler Advent Calendars
Kurt Adler is no stranger when it comes to creating the perfect advent calendar. When counting down to Christmas, you want it to be a fun process. That is where the Kurt Adler advent calendar comes in. Products such as the Kurt Adler Nativity Wooden Advent Calendar really put a nice touch on your holiday decorations. It also gives you something to look forward to every day, as you get to pull out one more magnetic figure for each day that gets closer to Christmas!
Kurt Adler has a huge variety of Christmas decor to make your home festive for the holidays. With hundreds of Kurt Adler items available at ChristmasLTD.com, you will have no difficulty finding the right Christmas decorating ideas with our Kurt Adler Christmas Collections.
by: ChristmasLTD Team
When you hear the words “Christmas Tree,” you probably imagine a tall pine tree with a cone shape that is pointed on the top for a tree topper and wide at the bottom. While this is the general shape of a Christmas tree, artificial Christmas trees come in a variety of shapes known as Christmas tree profiles.
At ChristmasLTD.com, we have over 100 different choices of artificial Christmas trees from tall, thin trees that save space, to natural looking tall, wide trees and nearly everything in between.
While there are quite a number of Christmas tree profiles, there are four main profiles for full-size Christmas trees: full, medium, slim and pencil.
To help you choose the right Christmas tree profile to fit your space, we have created a list with information about and an example of one of our artificial trees that fit into each profile. We hope the following will help you find the perfect Christmas tree profile to fit your home that will make decorating easy for years to come.
The full Christmas tree profile is what everyone imagines a Christmas tree to look like. With their wide bodies that emulate the spruce pine trees found in the forest, a full Christmas tree profile has lots of space for all the tinsel, lights, and ornaments you have, with room leftover for more.
A full Christmas tree profile has a height to width ratio of 1.5 or lower, which means that your tree will be one to five times as tall as it is wide. For example, a 7.5-foot tall tree would have a base diameter of 5 foot or more.
A good example of a full profile tree is the GKI Bethlehem Hunter Fir pictured below:
If you have an average amount of ornaments and lights and need to conserve floor space, a medium profile might be better suited for you. Without taking up the width of the full tree, the medium is still of good size and can be dressed up with less ornaments and lights without looking bare.
A medium Christmas tree profile has a height to width ratio of 1.5 to 2, which means that your tree will be 1.5 to two times as tall as it is wide. This would give an average 7.5-foot tall tree a base diameter of 3.75 foot to 5 foot.
For example, the Sterling Inc. 7.5’ Christmas Tree with 1949 Tips still has the appearance of a full tree, but does not take up as much floor space.
A slim Christmas tree profile is nice for an apartment or condominium where floor space is at a minimum. It gives you the ability to put up a Christmas tree without having to rearrange or store furniture to make room.
A slim Christmas tree profile has a height to width ratio of 2 to 2.5. This means a 7.5-foot slim Christmas tree has a base diameter between 3 foot and 3.75 foot.
Our Gerson International Alpine Christmas Tree has a slim Christmas tree profile and has plenty of room for trimmings without cramping your smaller space.
A pencil Christmas tree profile is the slimmest of all the trees and can fit almost anywhere without too much moving of furniture, if any. They are designed to be tall enough to be fully visible in a corner, give you plenty of room for trimmings, yet not be overbearing.
A pencil Christmas tree profile has a height to width ratio of 2.5 and higher, meaning that a 7.5 foot tall tree will have a base diameter of no more than 3.5 foot but usually much narrower.
For example, the Kurt Adler 6’ Manchester Pine Pencil Tree below stands an appropriate 6 feet tall, yet only takes up 21 inches of diameter space.
Now that you have had a quick lesson in Christmas tree profiles, we invite you to visit ChristmasLTD.com to look for your perfect profile of Christmas tree!
by: ChristmasLTD Team
While many people enjoy the glow of Christmas tree lights over their regular room lighting during the holiday, choosing the right size pre-lit Christmas tree to fill your space with light is important.
Whether you want to illuminate a tabletop for a festive holiday dinner or light up and entire room and create a festive look for passersby from the outside, ChristmasLTD.com has pre-lit Christmas trees to fit any space.
Pre-Lit Christmas Trees for Family and Living Rooms
The most common place for the holiday tree is in a family or living room. As these are typically the meeting place of the family and guests, it is usually has the most space available and open outlets for a pre-lit Christmas tree. A large tree with plenty of lights will certainly create not only a festive holiday feel, but fill your room with enough light to enjoy the glow of the tree instead of room lights.
Some of our choices for pre-lit Christmas trees to illuminate your family room or living room include:
This is a tall tree with over 4,500 tips on its realistic-style branches and 850 lights. The glow of this full size tree will fill the entire room with holiday warmth.
This is a medium shaped, pre-lit Christmas tree with 450 clear incandescent lights and 2,011 realistic-style branch tips. Perfect to light up an average size family room or living room without taking up too much space.
This combination set adds extra light with pre-lit garland and a pre-lit wreath to display with this beautiful pre-lit Christmas tree.
Pre-Lit Christmas Trees for a Bay Window Area
If you are lucky enough to have a bay window, it is the perfect place to display a large pre-lit Christmas tree. The bay window allows you to light up the room as well as project a warm glow to those outside. Imagine coming home each day during the holiday to the glow of a beautiful pre-lit Christmas tree framed by a beautiful bay window.
Some of our picks for beautiful pre-lit Christmas trees for your bay window include:
This stunning pre-lit Christmas tree is available in various sizes from 6.5 foot to 9 foot and has beautiful flocked branches that give the look of fresh, fallen snow. This beautiful tree will fill your room with a warm glow and fill your bay window with a serene holiday scene.
This pre-lit Christmas tree is large and loaded with beautiful warm, white LED lights. Available in 7.5 foot or 9.5 foot sizes, this pre-lit Christmas tree comes on a convenient rolling stand that makes it easy to place in just the right place in your bay window.
Pre-Lit Christmas Trees for a Table Top or Fireplace
If you have a smaller area you would like to illuminate to add holiday ambiance to your home, ChristmasLTD.com also has a great selection of smaller pre-lit Christmas trees to illuminate a tabletop or fireplace. Some of our favorite choices for small pre-lit trees include:
This tree may be small, but it will illuminate quite a large area. Place this cute pre-lit Christmas tree on a tabletop or use as a centerpiece for a cozy holiday dinner.
This festive pre-lit Christmas tree is battery-operated and its pot changes color from warm-white to green. Place one of these pre-lit Christmas trees on each side of the fireplace to add a mesmerizing glow to your holiday décor.
No matter what room or area of your home you want to illuminate with a pre-lit Christmas tree, ChristmasLTD.com has the right size to brighten your home this holiday season.