IN GOOD HANDS - Danish Christmas Tree

Thursday, December 8, 2011

oh christmas tree

The Danish Christmas tree is one of the most important symbols, and is decorated either on the day before Christmas Eve or during the day on Christmas Eve itself. The trimmings are usually baubles, paper hearts and cornets, tinsel, garlands of Danish flags and especially candles, which may be either real wax candles or chains of electric candles. And in connection with the awakening national consciousness in the 19th century, the decorations are now dominated by the national colours red and white

Before you deck the halls and dust off your Christmas baubles, here are our top 10 tips for decorating your tree.

1.          Tree Picking It doesn’t matter if you tree is real or fake, small or big. Consider the room where you are going to place the tree and see what will work best for the space, your taste and budget.

2.          Have a Tree Theme  You don't need to stick with tried and true red and green. Anything goes: bright white with neon, all black and white with metallics or rustic reds and browns.

3.          Merry and Bright! Start with your Christmas lights working from the base of the tree to the top. As a general rule, use 100 lights for each 30cms of tree.  More is more!

4.          Back to Basics Add your ‘filler ornaments' ie. basic solid colour balls and simple stars and shapes- about 20 for every 60cms of tree.

5.          Fine and Fancy Add your special ornaments between the basic ornaments, at least 10 special ornaments for every 60cms of tree. 

6.          Something Extra Try tying coloured ribbons together in bows and place them between the branches or accent with silk flowers in your colour theme. 

7.          Personal Pictures Delight family and friends by adding some mini photo frames to your Christmas tree.

8.          Childish Delights You will be amazed just how good a child's magical creation made from paper, glue and a bit of glitter can look!

9.          Crowning Glory Every Christmas tree has a topper, an angel or star represents the host of angels or the Star of Bethlehem or even Santa’s hat will do the trick.

10.      Till the Twelth Night Start now and enjoy your tree as much as you can, traditionally trees are taken down the evening of the 5th January.

When do you decorate your tree?
Do you have a tree colour theme?


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