If you have some kind of opening ceremony planned, the way to do it right is to go all out and get a roll of wide ribbon and a huge pair of scissors. Now this is the type of thing you are likely to only use once, so durability may not be important. You do, however want the scissors to cut through the ribbon, otherwise the whole effect will be ruined. So if you are buying online, read reviews to make sure you are getting something of decent quality.
Big gold plated ribbon cutting scissors:
Big gold plated ribbon cutting scissors pictured: 15″ Gold Plated Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting Scissors with Case for Grand Openings by Engraving, Awards & Gifts
I think it is probably safe to assume that the only time of year you can get caught wearing a tacky sweater is at Christmas time. Big Santa Clause faces, galloping reindeer, Frosty the snow man designs, these are iconic images that can only be worn during the holidays, and only when you are at your most casual in the privacy of your own home. Otherwise, a solid color sweater should be just fine!
Tacky Christmas sweaters for men:
Tacky Christmas sweaters for men pictured:
Left: Skip N’ Whistle Men’s Christmas Sweater Reindeer in Snow Sweatshirt
Middle: Alex Stevens Men’s Tacky Tree Ugly Christmas Sweater
Right: Alex Stevens Men’s Jolly Santa Ugly Christmas Sweater
If you’re looking for an extra something to add to the beauty of your Christmas tree this year, consider a set of battery powered Christmas tree string lights that come in a variety of colors and functions. With a simple battery pack, these lights can twinkle, glow, flash on and off and more. You can also use the lights on an outside tree or as a decorative element to your patio or deck.
Battery powered Christmas tree string lights:
Battery powered Christmas tree string lights pictured: 64 LED Battery Operated Outdoor and Indoor String Lights with Auto Timer Feature and 8 Functions, 30 Day Batteries by LampLust
No matter how much you try and put it out of your mind, the fact is, Christmas is right around the corner. And while it might seem like a lot of work to get your home looking festive and cheery, a simple white or Poinsettia red Christmas embroidered tablecloth covering your dining room table or side tables is an easy way to brighten up any room with a Christmas spirit. A great way to start the season.
Christmas embroidered tablecloth:
Christmas embroidered tablecloth pictured: 2 Beige Burlap Christmas Table Toppers with Red Embroidered Snowflakes 54″ by Melrose
When you need an immediate festive look to your living space, a quilted Christmas table runner can instantly create such a look. These table runners feature a variety of patterned themes and display prints and can easily be placed on a dining room table, buffet style table, fireplace mantle, coffee table, bedroom dresser, or any other flat surface that could use an instant holiday motif.
Quilted Christmas table runners:
Quilted Christmas table runner pictured: Table Runner, Quilted Christmas Collage, 14×51 Inches, Reversible by C & F Enterprises