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Christmas trees

Did you know that Christmas trees used to be decorated with edible ornaments like nuts and apples? It wasn't until the 18th century that people began to illuminate their Christmas tree with candles, and eventually with electric lights. Whether you want to learn more about Christmas tree care, or you are looking for handmade ornament ideas, we've got you covered.

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This tabletop tree is laden with decorations inspired by Martha’s Polish heritage. Straw ornaments, here burnished with mica powder, symbolize hope for good things in the new year. This straw wreath is joined on this pruned and clipped spruce tree by wheat bunches, braided wreaths, wheat stars, gilded eggs, and golden glass balls.

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Who said you need an 8-foot Douglas fir to make your home feel festive? While we love the real thing, this DIY fringe tree is a fabulous way to use your excess gift wrap and tissue paper and wow your holiday guests.