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How to Prepare Your Home For the Holidays

5 Ways to Prep Your Home For the Holidays

Call us biased, but preparing a home for the holidays can be the most exciting time of the season. After the drudgery of travel plans and hectic holiday shopping, coming home to a welcoming and festive environment just can't be beat! We've listed five heartwarming rituals that will have you yearning to get a head start.

Treat Yourself to a New Ornament

We know, you probably have plenty, but think of it as extra motivation to go out and get that tree! We have our eyes on this Katniss Everdeen-inspired option!

Source: Instagram user christmasglitter

Go Tree Shopping

Bonus points if you're picking your tree up in a sweet little vintage ride! If you're buying a precut tree and live close by, see if the dealer can cut about an inch off the bottom of the tree — it helps it to absorb even more water, which makes for a healthier, long-lasting tree!

Source: Instagram user ohhappyday

Make an Entrance

While a single pot of festive posies looks great on a mantel, we're inspired to line up several on our front steps!

Source: Instagram user katiearmour

Introduce Some Greenery

Christmas trees aren't the only way to enjoy your greens. Spread the love to other rooms by indulging in a fragrant bay leaf garland or a fresh wreath.

Source: Instagram user domainehome

Set a Table to Remember

It's easy to get menu tunnel vision, but taking an afternoon to pull together linens, candles, dinnerware, and a simple centerpiece will make your holiday meal much more memorable.

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