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How To Decorate A Christmas Tree

By: Hannah Wiley, Assistant Features Editor

Most people probably think about decorating their Christmas tree and think of it as a simple task. However, decorating a Christmas tree is not only a complicated project — it’s an art.

To start, you need to decide what type of tree you want. Real or fake, big or small, finding the perfect tree for you is the starting point. I’m a fake tree type of person, because who has time to water their tree?

So many different components go into decorating the perfect Christmas tree for every room in your house this holiday season. We should start with the first thing someone sees when they look at your Christmas tree: TINSEL! That’s why the first step to decorating the perfect Christmas tree is always choosing the correct tinsel. You might not see it as that important, but trust me, the right tinsel makes or breaks your Christmas tree. Tinsels can come in all different shapes, sizes and colors, so choose wisely.

The next and arguably the most fun step is the ornaments! Some people like to make their tree “aesthetically pleasing” and choose ornaments that all match and coordinate, but what’s the fun in that? Personally, my favorite thing to do is collect ornaments over the years from places I’ve traveled, things I’ve seen, my hobbies or a yearly ornament. This makes it much more fun to decorate your tree, because you get to relive all those memories! It's also the perfect way to make your tree unique to you and your family.

Lastly, the finishing touch to your marvelous Christmas tree this holiday season is the star, or angel or bow! That goes on the very top! Picking a topper to your tree pulls the whole thing together and fills it with the holiday spirit we all find in the beauty of Christmas trees. My family is a star type of family, but there are no wrong answers — every Christmas tree should be unique and different!

Now, since you’ve followed all of my foolproof steps to decorating your Christmas tree this holiday season, go home, impress your family and make the prettiest Christmas tree they’ve ever seen.

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