If you’re looking for ideas to help you decorate your home for the holidays, you may be interested in learning more about the most popular Christmas decorations. Knowing what types of decorations are the most common can help you brainstorm ideas for giving your home a festive touch. Christmas decorations for your steps, mantel, tree and backyard are among our most-repinned Christmas decorating ideas on Pinterest.

Traditional Christmas decoration motifs include: Santa, Reindeer, Snowmen, Snowflakes, Gingerbread house with gingerbread men, Candy canes, Nativity

What Are the Most Popular Christmas Decorations?

Decorating for Christmas is a big business. It is estimated that Americans spend approximately $15 billion on new holiday decorations for their homes and businesses each year. The most popular items to purchase include:

1. Potpourri:

Just put in your favorite potpourri bowl to add fragrance and décor to any room. Different flavors: Apple,  CinnamonLavenderBeautiful Natural and Golden Scented Cones.

2. Candles and Garlands

A few more days to go and it’s Christmas! It’s time for the glorious moment and merriment. Have you decorated your home already? Have you decked the hall and put up your Christmas tree? Still confused what to set up to create the holiday ambiance and let your family feel the spirit of Christmas? You may want to try some beautiful Christmas candle decorations then. Buy form here: Apple-shaped CandleGarlands.

3. Roping, Swags, Ribbons

Sparkling snowflakes float on a backdrop of sheer ribbon with matching glittered edges. Wired ribbon brings glitter and glamour to christmas trees, holiday wreaths and swags, bows or gifts. 50-yard spool will complete multiple projects at a great value.

Choose your favorite one: Laribbons Christmas Wired Edge Sheer RibbonMay Arts Ribbon, Green Christmas TreesWhite Snowflake Ribbon .

4. Christmas tree ornaments

Deck your tree with beautiful Christmas Tree Ornaments this holiday season! Choose from every possible kind of Christmas ornament you could possibly want to buy: Hanging Figurines, Ball Ornaments, Tree Toppers, and more. We also carry photo ornaments so you can include pictures of family and friends on your Christmas tree. Available in a variety of themes and characters, our selection of heirloom quality Christmas Ornaments make perfect gifts, and will be cherished for years to come. Traditional Christmas decorations are warm and inviting, but those felt stockings, candy canes and wooden reindeer might not be a good fit for your home if you’re a fan of modern design. Buy from here: www.frontgate.comwww.potterybarn.com, www.amazon.com.

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The most common color scheme for Christmas decorations is still red and green, although blue and silver seems to be a close second. However, if you’re looking for something a bit more unique, there are plenty of unusual Christmas decoration options available.

As far as decorating your home, the most popular day to begin putting up Christmas decorations is the day after Thanksgiving. When taking down decorations, some people start on December 26, while others wait until New Year’s Day. However, there are no hard and fast rules regarding Christmas decorations-as long as you have them up before Christmas and taken down by Valentine’s Day! Enjoy Our 10 Most-Pinned Christmas Decorating Ideas!

Also view our Pinterest boards: I love Christmas and Christmas Time

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Handmade or Made in China?

It appears that the vast majority of Christmas decorations in the United States have been made in overseas factories, with China earning the honor of being America’s number one supplier of Christmas cheer. But, as people become more socially conscious and search for ways to put a personal stamp on their holiday décor, the demand for handmade holiday decorations continues to grow.

If you are looking for sources for handmade Christmas decorations, try visiting: Etsy.com or Pinterest.com

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Why Christmas in July?

In some locations, you can see partial displays of Christmas merchandise up in July and August-several months before Halloween! The reasons for displaying Christmas merchandise so early vary from store to store. In the case of craft stores, people do need to purchase supplies for making gifts and decorations well in advance of the actual holiday. For discount and department stores, however, early Christmas displays are a way to judge shopper preferences and to help work up some enthusiasm for the upcoming holiday season.

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