Christmas Decorations

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Deck The Halls With Your Own Holly

Buying boughs of holly and holly berries by the bunch gets sort of spendy. It’s easy to grow your own.

12/15/2014

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Deck The Halls With Pet Safety In Mind

There are a few things to be aware of as you decorate for the holidays in order to keep your companion animals safe this season.

12/11/2014

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Grinch Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Holiday Decorations In Gloucester Township

On Nov. 23 around 8:15 p.m., police received a call about a female who was seen taking Christmas decorations from a yard on the 400 block of Dearborne Avenue in Blackwood, NJ.

11/24/2014

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One ‘Grinch’ Arrested For Stealing Christmas Decorations In South Philly

Philadelphia police have arrested a suspect for stealing Christmas decorations.

12/05/2013

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Local Arboretum Sales Feature Holiday Greenery

Lots of local arboretums have Christmas greenery sales this time of year. In fact, there are two coming up this weekend.

12/04/2013

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Nature’s Seasonal Ornaments

Almost every yard is decorated right now. Even if you didn’t put out any plastic snowmen or reindeer, holly boughs are heavy with berries, and pine cones are plentiful.

12/25/2012

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Making The Most Of Christmas Tree Extras

I always like to get one that has extra branches at the bottom that we’ll need to cut off for it to fit in the tree stand. That’s because branches are great for decorating and spreading that Christmas-tree scent around the house.

12/19/2012

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Top Holiday Craft Ideas From Philadelphian Artists

Crafting your own holiday decorations can save you cash to spend in other areas of your budget or for other holiday novelties.

12/17/2012

Shoppers say it seems like Christmas decorations go up earlier every year as stores try to maximize profits. (credit: Paul Kurtz)

Department Stores Get An Extra Early Start On Christmas Displays

If you walk into a retail store today, there’s a good chance you will see a Christmas display. Retailers are hoping to maximize sales by getting an extra early jump this year.

09/20/2012

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No Point In Saving Pointsettias

Saving pointsettias is complicated. Remember, if a plant is making you feel pressure instead of pleasure, you don’t need permission to give it away or move it along.

01/09/2012

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How To Feel More Secure About Outdoor Decorations

When a strong winter wind blows, it’s easy to keep evergreens and other decorations where you want them with a few well-placed sod pins.

01/05/2011

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Don’t Let Pine Needles Needle You

If you’re tired of having Christmas tree needles all over your floor… sweep them up and toss them in your garden – evergreen boughs and needles make good mulch.

01/03/2011

Planet Christmas.com

PlanetChristmas.com is where you’ll see the best (or some might think the worst) Christmas light displays anywhere.

12/15/2010

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Your Wreath May Be Square

A wreath doesn’t have to be round. A square or rectangle is easy to make and you can even use an old picture frame as a wreath form.

12/13/2010

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Never Too Early To Deck The Halls

American holly trees are classic midwinter decorations because their evergreen branches are laden with red berries in winter. But the berries have been there all summer long.

10/12/2010

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