Christmas Tree Themes
Choose a new theme to decorate your tree (NC)Trimming
the tree is an activity that captures the holiday spirit
and reflects personal style. The decorating team at
Canadian Tire suggests these new ways to dress up your
holiday tree. Pick an entirely new theme or incorporate
fresh touches to complement an existing look.
Top tree decorating
When considering a theme to complement your home dιcor,
consider lighting, colour combinations, textures, and
the mixing and matching of various materials.
Modern metals a contemporary, glowing look that
starts with metals such as warm coppers, antique iron,
glittery gold, rustic brushed tin or shiny silverplate.
Mix with matte or shiny glass balls and metallic stars.
Glitzy ribbon garland completes the look.
Dramatic velvets Velvet touches in rich red, blue
or black can begin with tree decorations and carry through
to the tree skirt, stockings and table linens.
Red is hot Traditional red looks new this year,
when put with silver accents. Start with silver-beaded
snowflakes, add aluminum and wire figures and deck with
silvery garlands to complement rich red ornaments.
Exotic ornamentation Think beading, embroidery,
Indian silks and jacquards. Add touches of elegance
with jewel-tone glass ornaments trimmed with gold flourishes,
beaded stars and snowflakes, sequined balls and beaded
tassels such as those available at Canadian Tire.Instead
of tinsel, try using beaded garland.
Tree decorating is fun and easy to do in any size space
if you select the right tree:
Pre-lit trees save you having to string lights on
the tree and are available with multi-coloured or clear
Fibre-optic lit trees are novel and have a bit of
a retro look at the same time.
Small spaces require a narrow tree. Look for slim-line
artificial trees, such as the 7 1/2-foot Greenwich Pine
sold at Canadian Tire.
Tabletop trees are ideal when there is no floor space
a tree help a family!
During the holiday season at Canadian Tire stores across
Canada, $5 from the sale of every full size artificial
tree will be donated to the Canadian Tire Foundation
for Families to benefit local charities. The Foundation
for Families is committed to helping families in times
of need to ensure that life's basic needs are met
food, shelter, clothing and essential goods.
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