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Christmas decorations usually bring to mind lush evergreen
wreaths, sprigs of holly, and – of course– decorated trees.
And although these bits of nature can beautifully transform
your house into a winter wonderland, there is another
decorative touch to consider. Frames can do so much more than display
photographs. They can add holiday charm to any room – without all the dead
Here are a few clever options we love.
Instead of hanging the same
old wreath on your door this year, opt for a playful alternative. A
frame decorated with bows, ornaments, or other holiday trinkets can act as a
whimsical wreath stand-in. You could also build a tree shape out of classic round ornaments and accent it with a frame of your choice.
With a deep frame and acrylic glazing, you can create a
festive shadow box to hang on the wall or stand upright on a table. What do you
place in it? Whatever you’d like. Add
tiny faux trees and cotton to create a
wintery landscape. Fill it with treasured holiday ornaments that may be too
delicate or oversized for your tree. Or use it to display favorite holiday
photos. You’re limited only by your imagination.
Hosting a holiday party?
Small, festive frames add an elegant touch to seating cards. For a larger
gathering like a company party, they’re also great for holding signs that
direct guests to the bar, the coat check, or other areas. Countdowns
A countdown to Christmas is one of
the most exciting things about the season,
especially for little ones. Frame a chalkboard so the children can tick
off the days until Santa’s arrival, or write their own holiday messages.
Framed wrapping paper is a fast and unexpected way to
decorate for the season. You might also frame the sheet notes or album cover
for your favorite holiday song. We even offer record and CD
display kits to make it easy. Perhaps your child has a pair
of holiday mittens or a Santa hat they
can no longer wear. Maybe you have some unusual holiday greeting cards from
years past. They’d all look right at home in a beautiful frame.
Which frames should you use for
your holiday décor projects? It depends on the look you’re going for. Brightly colored red or green metal
frames create an eye-catchingmodern look. For a more timeless effect, opt
for a gold wood frame, or a
natural deep cherry finish. Looking for a bit of country charm? A rustic frame conjures images of crackling fireplaces and cozy flannel.