Christmas Decorating Tips from Jill Bolzenius

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Well, it seems to be that time again. Actually it was the time in August according to most retail stores.

This year the hot Christmas color trends are heading back in that traditional green and red theme. Ellen and I were in Dallas last January, and we saw a lot of Burgundy reds and moss greens flanking the trees and mantles.

Mantles are my favorite thing to decorate. During the Christmas season, it should be bedazzled in every way possible because a fireplace is always a foal point.

When decorating a mantle, a no fail look is to hang lighted garland with lots of ribbon, floral picks and ornaments. This always adds to your fireplace. If you have a mirror above you fireplace, I love adding a wreath to match!

Another idea that is always fun is if you are a collector of Santa’s, snowmen or trees, it is a great place to display your show pieces. Mix them up and have different heights vary. Then add greenery between them to give a little fullness.

-Jill Bolzenius

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