A Christmas tree ornament can be much more than a simple decorative item. It can be the perfect way for a family to remember something special, whether it’s a vacation, the addition of a pet, or a baby being born.
Although the traditional gold, red and white balls, snowflakes and ornate decorations are still a staple, there is now an endless number of designs available in decorative form. These range from intricate holiday themed decorations, like snowmen and angels, to decorations that express a person’s profession, their love for a pet, or a fond memory, like a recent wedding. There is no shortage of options out there for a family ready to decorate for the holidays.
It makes sense that holiday-themed decorations are a popular choice. Angels, Nativity scenes, nutcrackers, snowmen, Santa’s, reindeer, snowflakes, icicles, and other holiday designs are classics. There are plenty of decorations that use intricate abstract designs as well, most of them finished with gold or other holiday colors. In fact, just about anything can be found in holiday colors now, both traditional and non-traditional. Some think that no display is complete without silver or finial mirrors. Others prefer bold colors like red and green. Anything shiny will reflect the light and add festivity to the room.
While some folks like extra glitter and sparkle, others may want to express themselves in a way that goes beyond simple holiday decorations. One of the best ways to do so is to bring a beloved dog or cat into the celebration. There are plenty of dog and cat themed decorations, and they range from dignified to silly. They are also available in just about any breed imaginable, so whether you’ve got a tiny Maltese or a lumbering Rottweiler, there’s a decoration made just for them. And cat lovers aren’t left out either. In fact, cats have a long and storied relationship with holiday decorations, usually of the mischievous kind, so it’s only right to give them their own special decorations.
What makes the holidays, though, are people. So celebrating others and valuable memories with a Christmas tree ornament can be a great idea. The birth of a child or a marriage can both be commemorated with a lovely decoration, featuring a happy couple, stork, or bundle of joy with the relevant date. The holidays are about bringing families together, so these special decorations make perfect gifts for new couples or parents.
Customized decorations are also growing in popularity, and there’s nothing more special than putting the face of a young child, beloved pet or dear friend on a decoration. These pieces are made with frames that can accommodate a photo, or even digital frames that provide a slideshow of multiple images. Some of them can play music as well, so they’re sure to be an attention-getter come holiday time.
One of the most treasured traditions during the holidays is decorating the tree, so do it right with the kind of decorations that will bring back fond memories in the years to come.