Along with the ringing bells and chilling breeze, Christmas brings love, happiness and gifts. An event much awaited, Christmas celebrations in most of the households start with the decoration of the house and shopping.
Well, despite the harsh truth for small kids, that Santa doesn't actually drop by through the chimney to give us our gifts, the tradition and importance of fireplace decoration has remained evergreen. Here let's discuss some great ideas which one can use for the decoration of the mantle, chimney (from the inside of course) and the fireplace area.
In the modern times, tough several people have switched to modernized, gas, propane and electricity operated hearths, these too can be decorated using the same ideas.
Simple Fireplace Decoration Ideas for Christmas
Here are some simple, ideas which are not too elaborate but at the same time, they provide a great get up for the fireplace:
Yes! The age-old idea simply never gets old, especially, if you don't have enough time to decorate the fireplace and mantle. There is of course a choice of buying the letter banner or making one at home by yourself. Simply putting up a banner, which says, "Merry Christmas" can add a good get up to the fireplace.
One can add some smaller ones, such as, "Joy", "Peace" or "Happiness". Smaller letter banners can also be used to make a collage on the wall over the mantle. A good thing about the letter banners is that they can be used in almost any kind of Christmas decorations.
In the early or first half of the 20th century, a tradition of placing important photographs on the mantle evolved. This tradition, though not followed very widely, today can be used as a decorative measure.
You can place photographs of important family occasions such as wedding photos or photos of all the kids, just after they were born or even baptism ceremonies or graduation photos, over the fireplace.
Artificial snow can also be used over the foliage and faux plants. This get up is indeed pleasing.
In case if there are kids in the house or you want to give a gift to a guest, or a kid next door, then you can place them in the sock when they are over at your place.
Now these were the simpler ideas which could adorn your fireplace and mantle. There are also some other ones which are a little complex, time-consuming and elaborate.
Theme Based Fireplace Decorations
Apart from the Christmas tree, the fireplace is a very significant location in the house, where almost all of us flock to warm ourselves. Decorating the fireplace and the mantle place using a theme makes it rather catchy and brings out the flavor of Christmas even more merrily. Let's take a look...
The Saints Go Marching
Several of us do not know it, but a number of Saints, patrons and historical figures are associated with the festivities of Christmas. If you are particularly fond of history, religion or culture, then you will certainly find this theme interesting.
You can also have a miniature of Saint Nicholas (Nikolaos the Wonderworker), Angel Gabriel, Zwarte Piet, Santa Claus and even Sinterklaas. The parade can be adorned in false snow, faux foliage and mystical light from candles. This can become a great teaching session for the kids.
Next, you can place the glasses in the snow and foliage and then light candles in them. Adds, an enlightening look does it not? Within this, you can also attach and paste several different Christmas ornaments on the fireplace and the mantle. Using Christmas lights, ribbons and garlands is also another great option.
There are many inexpensive decorative items that one can bring home during Christmas, or make them at home, decoration after all, is also a matter of personal choice. Fireplace decorations for Christmas will surely be an enjoyable part of your holidays when all family members join in.
Vamos adorar al niño Dios!!
Vamos adorar al niño Dios!!