The Brief and Only Christmas Decorations Checklist You’ll Ever Need

The countdown to Christmas is on! With the holiday season rapidly approaching, it’s almost time to break out all your decorations.

Are you having a hard time remembering what you’ll need to put out this year? Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. With our Christmas decorations checklist, you’ll be as prepared as ever!

Keep reading to find out which holiday decorations you need to get your home in the spirit of the season.

A Christmas Tree and Ornaments

Among the most popular Christmas essentials are a tree and its ornaments. It’s often hard to get in the spirit without having one as a centerpiece in your entryway or family room! Don’t forget to add a tree skirt underneath for the perfect finishing touch.

Tinsel or Garland

Sparkly tinsel or garland is so versatile! You can find solid metallic colors or ones that look like they’re made from pine needles. They can go around the tree, outline door frames, or wrap around your home’s banisters.

Front Door Wreath

No Christmas checklist is complete without a wreath for the front door. It gives a warm holiday welcome to anyone who knocks on it! Some even have ornaments or other small decor pieces for extra pizazz that guests will love.

String Lights

You can find string lights with white, golden, or rainbow-colored bulbs. They’re fun to put on the tree or the outside of your home. If you have any bare trees in your yard, their branches are also perfect for adding these lights to!

Fresh or Faux Poinsettias

Looking for a little greenery? Include bright poinsettias in your holiday decorations. They are mildly toxic to cats and dogs, though, so use faux ones if you have any pets running around.

Decorative Throw Items

If your couch or bedding seems to be missing the Christmas spirit, you can fix that! Get festive throw blankets to drape over them. And with decorative throw pillows, you’ll have a lovely finishing touch.

Stockings for the Family

You can’t forget to add your family’s stockings to your Christmas decorations checklist! Whether they have classic designs or personalized ones, they help complete the holiday look. Hang them on your fireplace mantle or along the stair banisters.

Christmas Flags

Every smart homeowner knows you must decorate outside your home, too. Do so with festive Christmas flags for your lawn or garden! They’re eye-catching and make your home stand out from the rest of the neighborhood.

Holiday Scented Candles

You might not think of candles as decor, but they’re still among the Christmas essentials! Scents with notes of pine, cinnamon, or gingerbread make your home feel more festive. They even work well as centerpieces for your dinner table.

Keep This Christmas Decorations Checklist Handy

The holidays will be here before you know it! Get your home prepared by following this Christmas decorations checklist. Once it’s time to start decorating, you’ll already be on top of it!

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