I am one of those people who likes to decorate my home a little bit for each holiday. My family tells me that they love all the effort I put into changing the theme of our household to match the spirit of the season. I know how nice it is. I remember back to when I was a child and my mother did the same thing. We didn’t talk about it that much, but I really cherish the little things she did like that. There was always a few decorations around as we approached Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, President’s Day, The Fourth of July and Halloween.
One of the ways that you can set the mood n the house for the appropriate holiday is buy just changing the centerpiece that you have on your dining room table. In most houses I have been in, you normally pass by the dining room table all the time. If you take the time to arrange a nice centerpiece, you’ll get a little enjoyment whenever you pass by it. Plus you can really dress up the dining room with that one little change.
For Halloween, I like to pick up a couple of small pumpkins and a few different leaves that are changing colors. I take a large pillar style ivory candle and place it in the center of the bowl. Then I tuck those little pumpkins and leaves all around the candle in the center. I leave everything stick out just enough so you can see a variety of colors. Then I buy a few candy bars and stick them at different angles so they are sticking out of the bowl also. This reminds you of the trick or treat night coming up.
For Thanksgiving my centerpiece involves more of a fall theme. I use the same pumpkins for that as well. I also use some multicolored Indian corn peeled back. I still use a candle in the center of the arrangement. I am in the candle business so it only makes sense. I have a couple of these little pop-up turkey decorations that I use in the centerpiece with the candle and corn to show off the fact that it is all about Thanksgiving. Cinnamon or pumpkin scented candles work nice for Thanksgiving.
Christmas brings out my favorite and most elaborate centerpiece creation. For Christmas I always use a combination of red and green candles with a heavy dose of pine boughs. The pine really adds a nice aroma to the room. Make sure you add a couple large pine cones for decoration. I have also used some cinnamon scented pine cones that I got from the craft store. They add some wonderful scents of the season to the room. I will then use smaller versions of this centerpiece as little decorations in various places around the dining room. You should see it. It really looks great every year.
I do it because I know it really makes a difference to the kids even though they won’t admit it. One day they will look back and really appreciate it.
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