Christmas Trends

What Christmas looks like this year

Every year at Christmas there are popular trends for decorating and gift giving. A couple of years ago everyone had icicle lights hanging from their eaves, and last year blue LED lights were the most frequent form of outdoor Christmas lights. Some of the latest lighting and decorating trends this year revolve around tradition and involve the revitalization of old fashioned and vintage decorations.

If you enjoy decorating your home and Christmas tree around a theme, using the latest colors and patterns is an easy way to start. If you are the type who likes to keep up with the latest in Christmas trends it's important to know what's going to be fashionable in colors and patterns, themes, and gifts. You will find yourself incredibly popular at holiday time if you are able to work the most sought after themes into your decorating and gift giving.

Quiz: Are You Trendy or Traditional?

Some people prefer to celebrate Christmas with tried and true lights and decorations. These are the Christmas traditionalists; the purists who prefer to follow tradition. Others treat Christmas as an opportunity to express their individuality and creativity. These are the trend setters- those who dare to decorate outside the box.

Take the quick quiz below to see if your decorating style is trendy or traditional!

  1. Do you buy new Christmas tree ornaments every year?

  2. Did you put LED lights outside your house as soon as they were available?

  3. Do you think that your parents' Christmas decorations are boring?

  4. Do you avoid post-Christmas decoration sales because you don't want to limit your choices for next year?

  5. Do your friends compliment you on your ability to give the latest and most popular gifts?

  6. Have your Christmas decorations ever contained the color purple or metallic shades?

  7. Do you prefer to receive gift certificates?

  8. Do you think it is perfectly appropriate to mix seasons in your decorating schemes?

  9. Do you research your Christmas gifts extensively?

  10. Do you avoid red, green and white when decorating for Christmas?

If you answered yes to three or more of the following questions you enjoy incorporating the latest Christmas trends into your holiday celebrations and home décor. If you answered no to most of these questions, it seems you may be the traditional type. Once you've decided whether or not you are a Christmas trend setter you can read more about the latest colors and patterns, Christmas themes and gifts for this year.

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