You’ve picked out and decorated your freshly cut Christmas tree, put up your wreaths and other holiday décor around your new home in Hampton, VA. Here are some tips from Sadler Homes for keeping your tree and wreath fresh during the holiday season.
Christmas tree stand – Pick a stand that holds at least a gallon on water. Remember to cut off about an inch from the base of the tree for it to absorb water. Make sure the cut is straight and not crooked in order for it to fit in the stand.
Water, water, water – Water your tree daily to ensure it stays hydrated and healthy. This helps the tree to smell good and stay fresh. Don’t allow the water level to go below the base of your new home in Hampton, VA tree.
Just add water – There’s no need to add soda water, bleach, salt, sugar or aspirin to the water will keep your tree fresher longer, even though you may have heard otherwise.
Safety first – Don’t put your tree close to a heat source. Turn off the lights on your new home in Hampton, VA Christmas tree and that are around your house at night prior to heading to bed. Conduct a safety check to make sure the outlets, wires and power sources are all working properly and aren’t damaged.
Location, location, location – Place your wreath in a cool place and keep it moisturized by sprinkling it with water on a daily basis. If at all possible avoid placing your wreath in direct sunlight and keep it away from heat sources as well.
These are all tips for keeping your tree and wreath fresh. Sadler Homes wishes you and your family a wonder holiday season.
For those of you who’ve procrastinated or just haven’t found the right gift yet, don’t fret. Sadler Homes recommends these five hot holiday gifts for the last minute shopper that can be put in the stockings or go under the tree.
The Gift of Time – Give the gift of time this holiday season by spending time with your loved ones. You can volunteer, take a daytrip, do something adventurous or simply enjoy quality time together at your new home in Suffolk, VA. This is especially perfect for those friends and relatives you haven’t seen in a while and wish to spend more time with.
Gift Cards and Gift Certificates – These are definitely hot holiday gifts and perfect for any last minute shopper. They work well for those on your list who love a certain store but you don’t know exactly what to get them. Gift cards are available in different price points and can be a pre popular for paid credit card or specific to a store or restaurant. iTunes gift cards are good for those on your holiday shopping list that love to download movies, music or app. Gift certificates for manicures, pedicures, facials and massages are great for the women in your life. Don’t forget to check out Groupon or Living Social for some last minute holiday deals.
Sporting Events and Concerts – If your friend or relative enjoys sports consider purchasing tickets for their favorite Washington, D.C. MLB, NBA, NHL or NFL team. This can be a great get-a-way vacation from your new home in Suffolk, VA. Find out when their favorite band or artist is coming to town and buy tickets for that show.
Amazon Kindle – Who wouldn’t want a Kindle? This gift is hot for those who enjoy reading and are looking to switch over to an e-reading device. The Kindle has great battery life and is ideal for those who travel a lot.
iScarf – The iScarf is a cool scarf that has a pocket for your MP3 player. For those cold days and nights near your new home in Suffolk, VA keep warm with your iScarf while jamming out to your music.
The holiday season is upon us. It brings families together from all over and also brings out our creative decorating side. So as you prepare to decorate during this holiday season, Sadler Homes offers these simple holiday décor ideas for your new home in Virginia Beach.
Welcome guests to your home with colorful bells and a festive ribbon tied around your front doorknob. Green and red bells are perfect for Christmas, black, red and green bells are perfect for Kwanza and blue and silver bells are great for Hanukkah.
Don’t have a boring dining room table. Christmas and holiday centerpieces are a simple holiday décor idea to add to your home. They can include arts and crafts, balloons, floral centerpieces and holiday candy centerpieces.
Add holiday themed or colored throw pillows or curtains to spruce up the look of any room in your new home in Virginia Beach, including your bedroom.
A banister or mailbox can act as festive masterpiece. Consider adding lights, garland or ornaments on a ribbon to enhance the look of your banister or mailbox.
Any downstairs window ledge can serve as a great festive backdrop. Transform your ordinary window ledge to include lights, a vase filled with holiday balls or pine boughs and other holiday trinkets.
Your holiday home décor should also include festive plates, napkins, utensils, stemware and serving dishes. Different colors for your plates, napkins and stemware are very popular for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and New Years Eve.
An electrifying wreath is sure to bring spark to any room in your new home in Virginia Beach. Infuse the lights you plan on using with the colors in that room. Wrap a string of lights around a wire wreath frame leaving enough slack to reach the plug. You may find an extension cord useful.
These ideas are simple and festive ways to ‘tis the season and deck the halls through your home decorations. Enjoy deciding what you are going to decorate and have a wonderful holiday season.