Christmas is a time for celebration and joy. Most people believe that the holidays are a chance to spend time with loved ones and celebrate traditions. It is a coming together with family and friends to delight in the beauty, love and merriment of the season. More than any other time of year Christmas is traditionally the holiday where people go all out on outdoor lights for their home and festive decorations everywhere. It is during this winter wonderland season that we experience the joy of creating a warm and inviting home surrounded by colourful holiday décor.

Christmas Trees:

Aside from the local outlets in the Ancaster, Stoney Creek and Hamilton areas, like Sheridan Nurseries, Home Depot, Lowes and Winona Garden Center that offer precut trees, here is a list of locations for those who would like to be a bit more adventurous:

  1. Canadian Celtic Dream Garden Christmas Tree Farm
    Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas boughs, saws provided,
    1315 Ridge Road, Stoney Creek, ON L8J 2X6.
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Blue Spruce, and other varieties (call!).
  2. Davis Christmas Tree Farm
    Shaking, baling, stands, beautiful handmade wreaths. Wagon rides on December weekends. Warm-up room, hot drinks.
    1865 Hwy 2, Ancaster, ON.
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Scotch pine, spruce.
  3.  Fitzgerald Family Tree Farm
    Hayrides, hot chocolate and cider available on site. Bring your family out and share in the tradition. Make a day of it.
    Safari Road, Hamilton, ON: Featuring 100 acres of pruned Christmas trees.
    Christmas tree varieties: Spruce, Balsam and Fraser Fir and Pinechristmas-lights

Lights:

When thinking about adding Christmas lights to your decor, more people use LED Christmas lights because they use less electricity and they are very durable. LED lights are safer than incandescent lights because they remain cool to the touch and eliminate the risk of starting a fire. Since they do not burn hot, they are longer lasting and constructed with a studier material, which makes them less likely to break if stepped on. They continue to operate even if one of the bulbs burn out so you don’t have to go through the hassle of checking each bulb in a string. LED’s are not affected by moisture, changes in temperature, or extreme cold, which makes them very versatile for use inside and out. This makes your Christmas decorating much easier.

When you decorate your home for Christmas, you get the opportunity to share a piece of your individuality with neighbors and friends. There are numerous themes that you can create that add sparkle and delight to your home and Christmas lighting plays an important role in your creation.

Here are a few links of to inspire you because Christmas lights are sure to illuminate your holiday spirit.

Christmas lighting ideas that will leave you breathless

Outdoor home lighting ideas for Christmas

Christmas decorationsChristmas Home Décor:

Christmas is all about magic and your decorations are the best way to turn your home into a miniature festival of joy? Transforming your home into a cozy and colourful display for family and friends is part of the holiday spirit and excitement. Whether it’s a crackling fire with stockings hanging from the mantel, a beautifully decorated tree or charming holiday decorations, the living room is the focal point for the holidays for many homes.

Living room decorating ideas

Interior home tour

Christmas Tree Decorating:

The Christmas tree is the central feature in your home and your decorating décor. Decorating the tree has become a tradition that most people look forward each year. It’s a time for the family to come together and participate in this yuletide celebration of joy and cheer. There are literally thousands of decorations that can be added to the tree, but before you head out to your local retailer, here are 10 beautiful Christmas decorating ideas that can feed your imagination.

10 Beautiful Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas