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HolidayDecor December 2016 - Issue 6

Ornament

Storage Containers

DIY

Handprint Ornaments

Mew Year’s

On A Budget


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dec. 2016

Cover Photo: Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

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DIY

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Christmas

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New Year’s

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How To

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Ornament Containers

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Easter Table Decorations

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Baked Apples

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Valentine’s Day

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Holiday

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Christmas

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5 Ways

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Holiday

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Calendar

Hand Print Christmas Ornaments Tree Themes On A Budget

Power Christmas Lights On A Golf Car

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Great Storage Options

Ideas For A Memorable Table

With Cinnamon, Butter And Brown Sugar Decorations Spending

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Decoration Outside Yard Art To Cook A Turkey Spending

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DIY Hand Print I love this cute idea to make Christmas ornaments with fingerprints, it will be so special and memorable for long. The hand print snowman is so easy and fun to make and your kids will love to have a go with this project, great parenting time together. Go creative at your artwork on these balls Supplies Large glass ball ornaments (multicolor or single color) White craft paint Embellishments Glue gun Felt Holiday fabric remnants

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1. First painted your child’s hand with regular craft paint. 2. Set the ornament in the middle of their flat palm....fingers out. 3. Slowly have them close their hand so an entire hand print is made. Make sure they don’t move their fingers....just close their hand. 4. Slowly take their fingers off the ornament so you don’t smudge the paint.

Note: Make sure paint is dry before you embellish

5. Set it somewhere to dry. 6. This is where you can choose if you want to yell at your child. “DON”T TOUCH ANYTHING! GO WASH YOUR HAND AND DON”T USE MY GOOD TOWEL TO DRY IT!” or not. 7. Let the paint dry, overnight just to be safe. 8. Use a Sharpie to add faces. 9. Cut little scarves from the Holiday fabric remnants and use a glue gun to apply to the ornament. Black felt can be sued to cut out hats. 10. Use more white paint to add snow falling. Let dry well. 11. Write their name and date on the palm of each ornament they created to have as a keepsake! Once you master these simple ornaments then get creative, use your thumbprint as a reindeer face, or make snowflakes. Most of all have fun!

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Tree Themes Christmas is almost here and we are all starting to get into the spirit. Every home is decorated in a way that captures true magic of the holiday season. But despite all the different holiday decorations, it’s completely clear that an appealing Christmas tree loaded with alluring lights and ornament is a sight to get anyone into the festive mood. Whether you prefer a simple, traditional look or you like to play with unique and bold colors and accents, your beautiful Christmas tree is the center of attention

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DECORATED DISPOSABLE CUTLERY. A GREAT WAY TO KEEP THE KIDS BUSY

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OW TO MAKE ACCORDION CLOCKS: “Begin by making assorted accordion circles by cutting strips of cardstock one half the width of desired circle and using scoring blade in your rotary trimmer to score each half

inch. Accordion-fold along scored lines and repeat with enough

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on’t hate me because my glittered wine bottle is beautiful. Here is what you are going to need: A glossy, acrylic sealer, fine grit sand paper, empty wine bottles, and…

GLITTER!!!

strips adhered together to form a circle. Hot glue at center. Add

Rub the bottle with sand paper. Give it a good scrub

number stickers at the 3, 6, 9, and 12. To create clock hands, trim

so the adhesive has something to hold on to.

a 3″ square of cardstock and punch one corner with the Roman-

Lay your sanded bottle on a covered surface. Spray

tique corner punch. Using your trimmer, cut from the opposite

with adhesive. Generously sprinkle glitter. Don’t

corner to the design without cutting through. Repeat on other

spray it all at once… do it in parts. Turn your bot-

side, trim off excess, and adhere to center of circle along with a

tle (gently) and repeat. Spray adhesive. Generously

shorter version. Hang with clear thread.”

glitter. Spray adhesive. Generously glitter. Spray adhesive. Repeat until well covered. Once you’ve gone all the way around your bottle, look for thin spots, missed spots. Once your bottle is adequately glittered, give the bottle a fairly generous cover of spray adhesive.

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asily make these celestial spikes with glitter, Styrofoam balls, and spray-painted toothpicks. You’ll need 1-styrofoam balls, 100’s of toothpicks, gold and/or silver spray paint,

glitter, spray adhesive. Spray paint the toothpicks with the gold or silver, or

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rame your mirrors with starry string lights. There is really not to much to do in order to achieve this elegant look. Be creative, use lights anywhere in your house or outside to set the holiday mood. Your choice of light color can be de-

pendent on your party color scheme or kept to simple clear lights.

both spray paint, let thoroughly dry. Spray the adhesive glue on to the Styrofoam balls, and roll in the glitter of your choice, let dry. Once both pieces are dry, randomly stick the toothpicks into the balls to make a celestial spiked look. Use the spike balls as decorations on your buffet table or randomly through your house. To co-ordinate with your party theme colors you can also alter the spray pant and glitter colors to match. Such as purple and silver, or multi color.

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HOW TO POWER

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ON A GOLF CAR

LED

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

DC TO AC CONVERTER

ZIP TIES

ELECTRICAL TAPE

Putting Christmas lights on your golf car is a great way to add fun to any party, especially if the party’s at a country club. You should use LED Christmas lights for this job, as they use less power and have plastic bulbs instead of glass bulbs. You will be plugging the Christmas lights directly into your Golf car if it has a 12v port, or you’ll be using a DC to AC converter if it has a normal auto charger port. Drive the golf car into a garage or other sheltered area where you can work on it. Dry off the golf car with a towel if it is wet. It is best to never do any wiring without the object being dry. Turn the golf car off and put the parking brake on. Wrap the Christmas lights around the struts of the golf cars roll cage and over the top. You should use one wrap around for every 6 inches of pole. Wrap the Christmas light wiring around the roof in an X shape and also down the back handrails. Do not drape the lights across any seats or they may be sat on. Do not wrap any Christmas lights near the tires as they may get warped around the axle. Do not wrap any wires across the bottom of the golf car as they may get destroyed. Plug Christmas light strands into each other if you need additional length of Christmas light decoration. Plug the electrical plug into the 12v socket if your golf car has a normal AC outlet. If your golf cat has a DC outlet (the cigarette lighter outlet) then pull the lighter plug out and put in the DC to AC converter plug. Then plug the LED Christmas light plug into the 12v socket on the inverter plug. Turn on the golf car and watch the Christmas lights come on. If any do not come on then the strand may be bad or the plug may not be fully seated in the socket. Once you fix any problems use zip ties to attach the Christmas light strands to the support poles by wrapping the zip tie around the strand and cinching it tight. Once you’re done, use electrical tape over the plugs to waterproof the connection.

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DIY We spend a lot of time and money preparing decorative ornaments during our holidays and festive season. With so much hard work and effort invested in this task, we do not want to damage these items by breaking, misplacing or exposing them to water. Don’t we? To prevent these ornaments from damaging, we should opt for storage containers that are specifically designed to store these items. You can gift these items to your friends, neighbours and relatives as well. But with a variety of storage containers available, the task of choosing the most suitable container to present as a gift can become a little hard-fought. So in this article, we will discuss about different containers that are apt to store various items.

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Ornament storage boxes These storage boxes are used to store various Christmas tree ornaments. With the help of this storage box, not only you solve your storage purpose, but you can also bring down your tree easily. These boxes are made up of plastic, which is divided into partitions. The partitions avoid your items to hit against each other. This will avoid scratching or breaking your items. Now you don’t have to wrap your Christmas ornament in newspapers or tissues, as this sturdy box is one of the best options to store them and a great storage gift to present. Christmas light storage boxes One of the most difficult Christmas ornament to store is Christmas lights. If you somehow manage to remove these lights from your tree without tangling, Thus a Christmas light storage box, which is a plastic box contains inserts to store your Christmas lights. Each insert is designed in an upright position in the box and has slots that run down each side. This Christmas gift makes it easier for you to wrap the lights around them in a tangle free manner. Regular plastic containers There are many decorations that don’t have their own storage container. Items like stockings, candles, train sets as well as ceramic figures don’t have a fixed storage, but it is necessary to store them properly. Thus gifting a regular plastic container is a great option. These containers are not specifically designed for the items you want to store in them, so before storing them packing is required. You can also use newspapers for the empty spaces in these plastic containers to avoid the decorations slide around. Wreath storage containers The boxes designed specifically for wreath storage can be an excellent storage gift this Christmas. These containers provide a robust place to store your wreath. Wreath being delicate can be damaged easily. Therefore presenting a wreath container as a storage gift this Christmas to your friends and relatives, can provide them a great storage option to prevent damaging their wreath. Packing and wrapping your holiday ornaments in papers, poly bags and cupboards can be time taking task and may not be a suitable storage place for your items. So if you want your friends and dear ones to avoid this head aching task, presenting them with the above storage items this holiday is an excellent option.

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EASTER TABLE DECORATIONS IDEAS FOR A MEMORABLE MEAL

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aster is one of those times of year when you bring out the best because you’re having all the family around for lunch or dinner. Ham and turkey, all the great desserts, green bean casserole and of course, all the Easter candy you can eat. And deviled eggs made from the colored eggs from the Easter egg hunt, still showing colors where the dye seeped through the shell. And along with all that great food are all the Easter table decorations and settings that add another entire layer of meaning to the day.

Decorating for Easter is more than paper bunnies and eggs. With all the great decorating ideas available, you can decorate your entire dining room and kitchen with Easter decorations and still have lots of ideas left over. Whether you’re looking at having bunny salt and pepper shakers, an ornament tree with eggs as a centerpiece, there are lots of great ideas available. With all the Easter themed plates and serving dishes that look great and sets the whole table off, your guests will spend as much time admiring the table settings as they will eating. You can even get Easter themed place mats, www.holidaydecormag.com | Holiday Decor Magazine

dish towels and heat mats to protect the table. Lined wicker Easter baskets would work great for bread, and all kinds door mats and floor mats to add that extra level of Easter to the whole house. With other Easter table decorations like Easter bunny candy dishes, decorative ceramic baskets and bunnies, treat jars and even decorative wooden and ceramic Easter eggs, every table in your house can have some kind of Easter decoration on it. There are even lavender decorative eggs in a basket to spruce up bedrooms and bathroom. Easter towels and rugs for the bath look great and are functional as well. The best part of shopping for Easter table decorations and other Easter decorations for the rest of the house is the fact you can shop online and save all kinds of time. Instead of having to go from store to store, wasting gas and time and probably spending more money than you should, being able to shop online makes decorating for Easter a breeze. With all the great decorations available, you may actually have a hard time deciding which decorations you like best, but you’ll definitely be able to have an Easter themed house that all of your guests will love.

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14 large McIntosh apples, washed and cored 2 cups orange juice ¼ cup brown sugar ¼ cup butter, melted •

Pour 2 cups orange juice into the bottom of a baking pan (large enough to hold 14 apples); add 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup melted butter into orange juice; mix thoroughly to incorporate ingredients.

PREHEAT OVEN TO 350° F • • • • •

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Next, stuff each core of the apples with; 3 tablespoons brown sugar, packed; 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1 tablespoon butter. Gently place stuffed apples into the prepared baking pan; spoon 1 tablespoon orange juice mixture over the core of each apple. Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes; baste apples halfway through the baking cycle. Remove baked apples from pan, place into serving bowls; spoon out remaining orange juice liquid evenly over each apple. Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream or yogurt.

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What Type of Christmas Lights Display Should You Use to Synchronize With Music?

During the holiday season, a lot of homes and businesses display various Christmas decors that helps usher in the Christmas spirit. A variety of lights which come in variety of shapes, sizes, colors, styles and brightness add to the life brought about by snowmen, candy canes, and Christmas trees. As time goes by, many creative thinkers have begun experimenting with different types of lights and effects that these lights can possess to make them more beautiful and appealing. This led to the development of a device which, when connected to a computer and controlled by a software application, will enable the Christmas lights to synchronize with your favorite Christmas music.

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Since these type of decorations were posted in several sites on Internet a couple of years back, a lot of people have become interested in putting up their own synchronized lights display with music. There are some, however, who are not quite sure what type of Christmas lights to use with their synchronized lights display and music kit. Some people prefer standard-sized filament bulbs to use in their synchronized Christmas lights display and music kit, while others prefer other types of bulbs. For a long time, filament bulbs have been the mainstay in many of American homes both because they are durable and radiates the brightest glow that you can imagine. Added to these, filament bulbs are easy to untangle owing to the sturdiness and strength of their wires. The downside with this type of lights display is the huge amount of electricity they consume. Another type of Christmas lights that you can use with synchronized lights display and music kit are the mini-bulbs. These type of Christmas lights consume electricity a lot lesser that the standard-sized filament bulbs. They are also easy to store because they require just a little space. The www.holidaydecormag.com | Holiday Decor Magazine

problem with the mini-bulbs is they are sometimes very hard to untangle and in the process, there is always that possibility of accidentally busting one or two mini-bulbs. Light Emitting Diodes, or LED lights, are another type of Christmas lights that you can use with the Christmas lights display and music kit. These types of Christmas lights are gaining huge popularity because of their radiant glow and extremely low power consumption. LED lights are also durable, and though they are also hard to untangle sometimes, you can be sure that the possibility of busting a piece in the process is almost nil. The only problem so far in using LED lights with your synchronized lights display and music kit is that if one of the pieces become busted, they can be difficult to replace. No matter what the characteristics of lights you use with your synchronized Christmas lights display and music kit, however, you are sure to be satisfied with the end result. For sure, you will be the envy of your neighbors once your decorative lights is setup with synchronized lights display and music kit.

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Love decorates the mood every February 14 and the Valentine’s Day decorations speak the heart for you ! So all you have to do this Valentine’s Day is to make the ambiance irresistibly romantic and set the decorations warm, snug and love-ly. Whether it be a Valentine’s Day party or just a cozy dinner date with your beloved, the Valentine’s Day decorations are not to be ignored. The decorations, of course, help you get into the feel of the day and set the ball rolling. Valentine’s Day decorations can be done with flowers, ribbons, candies or just with paper and cloth. No matter which way you do it, the decorations for Valentine’s Day should just

Valentine’s Day Decorations be perfect and help set the stage for a memorable celebration. So if you need a little help on how to kick off the Valentine’s Day decorations, read on. The first thing that should be kept in mind before laying your hands on Valentine’s Day decorations is that red or shades of red is the color to go for. So make sure you have lots of red, crimson or pink around. The flowers, curtains, bed-spreads, table-spreads, carpets, balloons, and even cutlery and other decorative pieces can be in red just because it’s Valentine’s Day. With so much of red around, all the blues are sure to disappear soon only to leave you with a rosy feeling of love, luck and joy ! Now for some romance and mystery--fill water into big glass bowls and float a few heart shaped candles in them. You can also strew rose petals around the candles to couple up the warm glow of the candles with the sweet aroma of roses. These make wonderful Valentine’s Day decorations if placed on the centre table or next to the bed or bet-

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ter still on the dinner table. Now if you are a little tight on budget, then this Valentine’s Day decoration idea is just the thing for you. Many flowers are damaged while shipping and florists often sell the petals at really low rates. So you can buy lots of these petals and leave them carelessly around the home-maybe near the bath tub or at the doorway. Or you can just make a trail from the door to the bedroom for your valentine to walk on when he/ she returns home. Isn’t that good for a simple and affordable Valentine’s Day decoration? At the Valentine’s Day party, arrange for red punch and pink lemonade. Food sure add to your Valentine’s Day decorations, don’t they ? So check out how the menu adds a facelift to the décor of the day--have a few heartshaped cookies, candies, pizzas, sandwiches and of course that big, heart shaped chocolate cake. Now decorate the dinner table with a red table cloth and have silver tableware placed on it to enhance the look. To take it a step forward, make sure you dump a lot of petals and heart-shaped red confetti around the plates, on the entire table. You can also stick heart shaped little cutouts on the red table-cloth to give a personalized touch to your Valentine’s Day decoration. Any party decoration is incomplete without balloons, ribbons and streamers. Same holds true for Valentine’s Day decorations. So do get loads of those chic streamers, balloons and red ribbons on February 14. Try to get many heart shaped balloons and hang them from the ceiling. Interlace the balloons with streamers and have a totally dressed up room on Valentine’s Day ! And when talking about Valentine’s Day decorations, how can one leave

out the flowers ? Yes, flowers make for the prettiest decorations on any occasion and so are a favorite with most people. Since it’s Valentine’s Day, roses should top the charts, but you can also deck up your room with other bright flowers with a perceptibly nice fragrance such as hydrangeas and hyacinths. Here come the candies now. Candies are the most coveted items on the Valentine’s Day list for sure. And so include them in your Valentine’s Day decorations as well. Take long wine glasses and stuff them with assorted candies and place them on the centre table. Not only will it add a dash of color to the room, but it will also keep the theme of sensuality going. Now if you have a child at home, dress him/ her up as cupid. Ask your guests to come early, before the bed time of the child. Make the kid greet the guests with a miniature bow and arrow. Not only will this be the cutest piece of Valentine’s Day decoration, it’ll also make the child feel special and involved. Gift baskets make good centerpieces too. And at the end of the party, give out the gifts from the basket as party favors. Make the basket attractive by adding lots of Valentine’s Day goodies like candies, teddies, fruit cakes, etc. Cover it with ribbons and confetti and transform it into a beautiful Valentine’s Day decoration. Deck up your house this February 14 and have a dreamy Valentine’s Day ! Let the decorations do the talking for you. Try out these Valentine’s Day decorations and romance up your house. And you can combine these decorations with your own decorations and wait for the accolades to flow in ! Just enjoy the beauty around and feel beautiful inside with your loved ones by your side.

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Christmas Decorating Outside Yard Art Christmas is one of the most highly anticipated times of the year. Everywhere you go; you will see Christmas decors in houses and yards and hear carols in the air. There is a festive mood around you and you can’t help but join in on the merriment and excitement. When December steps in, you will already see neighbors taking out their Christmas tree and hang their lanterns and lights. Indeed, Christmas is the perfect time to decorate your yard. There are many creative ways on how to set your outdoor yard art this Christmas season. You can always take out the ones you had last year, recycle them, buy something fancy, or just make your own outdoor yard out this time of the year. Below are some things you can display outdoors: Christmas tree A tree is something you must definitely have in your yard since it is the most common symbol of Christmas. You can buy your own tree or use your old one and decorate them with glittering ornaments and ribbons. Make sure to put Christmas lights to make it more attractive and festive. Santa Claus Kids love Santa and having one in your yard will surely catch their attention. You can have a life size portrait or a balloon of Santa in your yard. Snowman Nowadays, you can buy a snowman from department stores in case it is not snowing in your area. You can also make your own by using Styrofoam balls and paint24

ing it to look like Frosty. Add a nice scarf and a hat and you have your own snowman. The Nativity During Christmas we are always reminded of the birth of Jesus Christ. You can bring out the Christian in you by putting your own nativity scene in your yard. There are ready made replicas of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus available in malls. Having them in your yard will remind every passerby what we must be thankful for this Christmas. Christmas lights Lights can brighten up your yard and add more color to it. You can put lights on your trees and fences. There are Christmas lights that twinkle; others change colors during intervals, while some even play Christmas carols. You can use them to beautify your yard this season. Christmas gives you the chance to be more creative in decorating your yard. Show off your wild imagination and creativity this Christmas through your outdoor yard art.


5 Ways to Cook a Turkey

This Christmas, whether you’re a fan of roasting turkey or itching for a new tradition like brining turkey, smoking turkey, deep-frying turkey or grilling turkey, we’ve got tips, recipes and more for your holiday feast.

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OASTING TURKEY. Christmas tradition calls for a roast turkey recipe, and even with all the fun new ways to mix things up, it’s hard to beat a classic. Roasting a big bird is also one of the easiest ways to feed a large crowd.

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RILLING TURKEY. A true grilled turkey is cooked over direct heat to give it the charred, crisp skin beloved by grill enthusiasts. This cooking technique will also give your Christmas a more laid-back feel.

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EEP-FRYING TURKEY. Deep-fried turkey is a

bit of a misnomer. Don’t expect the crisp crust of a fried chicken, since the turkey isn’t battered. Do expect an extra-juicy bird whose hot-oil-seared skin locks in the moisture. And speed is on your side: It only takes about 45 minutes to deep-fry a 12-pound turkey.

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MOKING TURKEY. Smoking a turkey on an out-

door grill might be the least fussy method for cooking the Christmas bird: Once the wood chips are smoking, throw on the turkey, shut the grill lid and rotate the bird hourly until it’s done.

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RINING TURKEY. Turkey is a mild-flavored

meat that easily dries out during cooking. Brining a turkey -- basically, bathing it in salt water -- seasons the bird and infuses moisture, particularly helpful with long-duration cooking, such as roasting and smoking.

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26.3 million real trees were purchased in 2014.

That beats fake trees that year by about 10 million. To be fair, because they’re reusable, fake trees might adorn more U.S. homes, given purchases from years past.

UPS estimates it’ll ship 630 million packages this holiday season. Men procrastinate on their shopping.

Women slightly outpace men on the gift-planning front. Before September, 9.3 percent of men had begun shopping for the holidays whereas 15.8 percent of women had started. The trend continues through October until men are making more purchases than women from November until the last two weeks of December.

Toy and game stores increase their staffs by 38%.

If you’re looking for a holiday gig, you’ll likely have the best luck at a toy, hobby or game store. These retailers bulk up the most in preparation for the biggest shopping season, adding 38.5 percent to their ranks, on average.

77% of people took advantage of deals for themselves.

“Treat yo’ self,” a concept made popular by “Parks and Recreation,” was exercised by 77 percent of shoppers last holiday season.

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Harpersville AL 205-672-7209 oldbakerfarm.com oldbakerfarm@yahoo.com

Huntsville AL 828-268-4099 highcountrychristmastrees.com highcountrytrees@gmail.com

Huntsville AL 256-851-9375 valleychristmastree.com info@valleychristmastree.com

Stinson Christmas Tree Farm

Clear Creek Christmas Tree Farm

Jack AL 334-897-5515 jerrystinson@hotmail.com

Jasper AL 205-300-3109 pwp123@charter.net

Schwerman Christmas Tree Plantation

Gilbert Christmas Tree Farm

Laceys Spring AL 256-882-6185 xmastreefarm.org RDSBaron@aol.com

Down On The Farm Rainsville AL 256-638-6200 Downonthefarm.com

Lanett AL 706-585-5306 gilberttreefarm.com raygilbert@mindspring.com

Fish River Trees Summerdale AL 251-988-8114 fishrivertrees.com fishrivertrees@gulftel.com

Thornhill Tree Farm Pisgah AL 256-451-3640 thornhillchristmastrees.com jthornhill@farmerstel.com

Pine Hills Farms Tarrant AL 205-841-6766 pinehillfarms.com pinehillfarms@yahoo.com

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