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Make Your Own Christmas Decorations - Two brothers in Santa hats making gingerbread houses

It’s time to roll out the holly, roast some chestnuts and crank up the holiday tunes to help inspire creativity when decorating our homes for Christmas. Check out these helpful & economical tips on creating magical Christmas decorations at home:

It’s a Snap

What’s more perfect on a cold winter’s night than constructing a tasty Gingerbread House with your family and friends. Kits with everything you need to build a home Hansel & Gretel would love can be purchased at retailers like Williams-Sonoma® or for something a bit different, you can purchase a gingerbread coffeehouse kit from Starbucks®.

If you prefer, bake your own gingerbread and set up stations with home construction staples such as marshmallows, gumdrops, fondant, candy canes, etc. to create your own winter wonderland.

Christmas Decorations from Natures Treasure Trove

Maybe it’s a sand dollar or beautiful shell picked up on your beach vacation? Or pine cones, twigs and branches from a hike in the woods…whatever it is, it’s easy to turn these memorable items into beautiful Christmas decorations such as an Elf on the Shelf or a Snow White Tree Topper as you, “whistle while you work.”

Make Your Own Christmas Decorations - Mother and Son Making Christmas Wreath

Something Sweet

Think outside the candy box by fashioning holiday decorations and ornaments out of tasty treats. A Candy Cane Vase with rose-colored flowers adds a bit of elegance and compliments holiday-themed linens, while Christmas Candy Carolers add a bit of whimsy. For something a bit more edible, bake scrumptious cookies and arrange them on your holiday tree – kids of all ages will enjoy downing these ornaments with a mug of hot cocoa after all the presents have been opened.

Picture This Decoration

Get festive online by turning your favorite photos into cherished Christmas ornaments that will last a lifetime at sites like Tiny Prints®, Shutterfly® and Walgreen’s®. It’s fast, easy and many times you can find savings of up to 50%, along with free shipping, to help sweeten the deal.

Save even more when you use any one of our Visa® Platinum Credit Cards to rein in the savings during the holidays and throughout the year.

Do you have any tips or ideas on making your home merry & bright for the holidays? Please share below:

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