Archive for September, 2009

September 30th, 2009

More on Christmas Decorating!

Flocked Christmas Tree

After my recent post on Christmas decorating, I thought I’d share my favorite place to shop for such things: Santa’s Quarters.  Two years ago I bought a 9′ flocked artificial Christmas tree from them along with different colored Christmas ball ornaments.  I had always had a real tree and initially wasn’t crazy about the idea of an artificial one, but my husband talked me into it.  After we got the tree and set it up I loved it!  So much so that I didn’t want to take it down.  :(   Now I can’t wait to put it up again this year!

They’ve got every kind of Christmas decoration you can imagine…wreaths, garlands, lights…picks and sprays you can use to decorate your tree, etc, and with way more variety than you’ll find in crafts stores or places like Home Depot or Lowes.  So if you’re in need of some new decorations be sure to check them out.

September 28th, 2009

Christmas News

So here’s my first post on Christmas in the news!  It’s only the end of September, but as you can see by the stories below, Christmas is already in the news!

Christmas decorations are beginning to show up in stores around the country.  It seems that most customers think this is a sign of desperation in the bad economy, and retailers aren’t doing much to dispel those thoughts.  Even though I’m starting a Christmas blog in September myself, I must agree that this is a bit early for Christmas decorations to begin appearing in stores!  What about Halloween and Thanksgiving!

There’s a new movie trailer out for Disney’s new movie, A Christmas Carol.

Yahoo News is announcing that Lil Wayne’s new rock album will be coming out in time for Christmas, while Google News is announcing that Bob Dylan will be releasing a Christmas album for charity!

I’ll try to keep you all posted with the latest news as we get closer and closer to Christmas, so check back often!

September 23rd, 2009

Christmas Decorating

Beautiful Christmas Tree

Beautiful Christmas Tree

I just came across a great blog offering a custom Christmas tree decorating class.  This woman does a beautiful job as you can see in the picture above.  If you can’t make it to the tree decorating class you might find this article helpful on decorating your home…which actually covers a lot more than Christmas trees, but in less depth than the above site.

September 22nd, 2009

Welcome!

santa-claus

Hello, and welcome to The Christmas Blog.  I love Christmas, and thought it would be nice to set up a blog where I can post about tips, news, Christmas sites and communities I know of, and anything else related to Christmas that crosses my mind!  So if you have any ideas or comments, please click the mailbox on the left and send me an email!