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A Christmas Tree Primer

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I just got my Christmas tree this year, and it reminded me that tree shopping should be like any other shopping -- you have to do your research and know the marketplace before you purchase. In case you're still in the market for yours, here's a quick tutorial.


Now that the tree is home, my next step is deciding on a color palette. I get this question a lot and there really is no palette I particularly like or dislike: I think silver and gold are always beautiful and I equate them to a beige sofa - neutral and safe. The advantage to having a metallic palette like this one is the fact that it takes you straight through new year's. But if you want to go bolder, deep purples are unexpected and gorgeous. For more tree decoration inspiration, visit ourĀ Christmas Tree Decorating gallery.

How are you decorating your tree this year?

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Comments (2)

  • Greetings Kevin, beautiful post Love your trees, I can't wait to see this year's tree decoration at your home. We have 3 sizes of trees in our home, each is decorated in different theme, the big tree is decorated in Gold and Silver I love these 2 colors together, the medium size tree is decorated in Gold and Red, the 3rd tree is decorated in colorful colors. Happy holidays
    Best wishes

  • Hi Kevin. Hopefully you're going to post pics of your tree? You always do such a great job and I personally have gotten much inspiration from you.

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