Wednesday, November 24, 2021

By Joanne Mengel

All it took was one day of shopping with the girls this past weekend and I am now totally into getting the house decorated for the holidays. No tree yet, but very soon! This is early for me to be feeling so festive; I usually don’t start humming Christmas tunes until after Thanksgiving.

As with most things, everyone has different holiday decorating tastes. Some go the traditional route and proudly display their homemade ornaments from over the years, many made with popsicle sticks and yarn, but priceless in value. Others follow the latest trends,  which appears to be gnomes this year as I see them everywhere.

Whatever your taste may be, sometimes it is nice to change it up a little. The library can help with that. We have many, many books loaded with holiday decorating ideas, even some by the decorating queen, Martha Stewart. I listed a few below, but there are so many more.Come and see what we have in stock, and maybe that Christmas bug will bite you too!

The New Christmas Tree (745.5941 B812 2015)

The inspiration is endless here, with one-of-a-kind trees that celebrate food, nature, fashion, folk art, typography, color, and art history. Each spectacular design is easily replicated, with step-by-step instructions for crafting coordinating ornaments, garlands, and toppers, plus advice on selecting the right tree, choosing lights, and more. 

Christmas trees : fun and festive ideas (745.5941 C675)

With simple trimmings for the family tree and a sleighful of surprises for a Winter Wonderland, this book offers up trees of every type, from traditional to transcendent.

Christmas details (745.5941 N754)

Simple, creative finishing touches to transform your home during the holiday season.

Decorating for the holidays (745.5941 D358m 1998) 

Christmas with Martha Stewart Living, the queen of decorating shows how to dress up your house for Christmas - both indoors and out.

Mary Engelbreit's Christmas companion (745.5941 En32)

Mary Engelbright’s signature greeting card style is highly recognizable by many. The very essence of Christmas is portrayed in these pages that are packed with more than 125 photos and illustrations.

Better homes and gardens holiday inspirations (745.5941 B466ho)

Filled with tempting recipes and creative decorating. Dress your home in holiday finery with festive slipcovers, pillows, rugs, and window scarves. Possibilities are endless in this one.

Christmas traditions (745.5941 Christmas 2008)

Each page in this beautiful book features meaningful ways to enrich your holiday experience. Make decorations and create gifts destined to become treasured keepsakes.

Decorating for the Holidays (745.5941 H556)

With lavish photographs, this one offers a wealth of ideas for beautiful seasonal decorations for the home - all firmly grounded in practicality. 

Country living handmade wreaths (745.926 St495)

A holiday wreath hung on a front door cheers passersby and warmly greets friends. Filled with an inspiring ranger of easy-to-make wreaths and ways to display them.

Christmas at home : holiday decorating, crafts, recipes (745.5941 Country 2018)

Country Living, The popular country lifestyle magazine offers 200 ideas for decking the halls and feasting during the holidays, including table settings, wreaths and no-sew stockings.

Better Homes and Gardens best of Christmas ideas (745.5941 B464 2013)

Best of Christmas Ideas is packed with easy and inspirational ways to help beautify and personalize your holiday season. You'll get ideas for festive decorating schemes, stunning themed trees, quick-to-make ornaments and cards, appealing gifts, and easy crafts. Projects that bring a handmade touch to holiday decor.