A miniature village of house ornaments populates the Christmas tree or the mantelshelf with equal charm. Candles on the mantel or strings of lights on the tree are the best sources for the subdued illumination that sets the houses aglow with delicate reflections. For more ideas, see our Winter Village.
If you plan ahead and choose your materials carefully, wrapping presents can be as enjoyable as opening them. These tips will help you make a well-organized gift-wrapping plan, which can save money as well as time.