One of my favorite traditions awaits me when I return home next week after finals week – decorating the tree. I asked my mom specifically if she could wait until I get home because it’s one of my favorite holiday activities! We like to change up our holiday color palette year-to-year, so the tree always looks different every year. When it comes to a well-decorated tree, my advice would be to start with a traditional set of mixed round balls (Target often has a solid, affordable selection) to establish a consistent color palette, then begin layering in more unique pieces (like the ones below), which typically cost more but add the sparkle to the tree. Whether you choose an accent color or metallic to stay consistent through these pieces, find some way to connect them all since the shapes and finishes will most likely differ. I love finding special ornaments that have a personal meaning or significance or remind you of someone you love. Ornaments can also make a great gift, and a great way to give ornaments is to tie them around the bow as a present topper. Adding those special ornaments to your mix will give your Christmas tree a unique, personal touch that makes the magic of the holiday season come to life. Shop wreaths and live trees below, and find 50 of my favorite ornaments after the jump.
Do you see any ornaments that strike your fancy?