Adding Christmas Cheer

“The stockings have been hung by the chimney with care, in anticipation that St. Nick will soon be there.”

By now, your Jasper, GA home is probably full of Christmas cheer – the Christmas tree has been set up and decorated, your doors are all hung with fresh evergreen wreaths, and you’ve started to fill up your tree skirt with gifts. If you still want to add a little something to your home right before your guests arrive to make your home welcoming, bright, and cheery, Whispering Springs has 3 easy ideas to add just a touch more of Christmas to your home.

Christmas Luminary1. Candle Lit Walkways

Luminaries have long been used to light the weary traveller’s way, and the tradition carries on today. Create luminaries simply out of paper bags weighted with a little sand or stones, and a tea light candle. For a more permanent option, Get large glass candle holders, fill them with fake snow and a layer of cranberries, set them atop a bed of fresh greenery, and set a large candle right in the center of each one. Light your luminaries at dusk, just before your guests arrive to make their walk up to your home from the driveway just a little bit more magical.

2. Give it Some Green

Here in Jasper, you have pine trees galore at your fingertips. Cut some lush branches and use wire to wrap them around your handrails up your front steps. Finish them off with a big red bow and you’ve added some style and some delightful fragrance to your front porch.

3. Make a Burning Bush

Where did you put that string of Christmas lights that was so tangled you just couldn’t use them? Don’t throw them away! Lay the lights on top of some soil, then insert some dried twigs, branches, and weeds to make a bush-like appearance. When you plug the lights in, it will look just like a burning bush!

These are just a few more fun ideas for your Christmas decorating. We still have ball and burlap trees available at our Jasper, GA nursery so if you haven’t put up your tree yet, these are a great option that won’t just die after the holidays. Plant it in your landscape to remember Christmas 2013 for years to come!

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