Christmas trees are the heart of a festive home during the holiday season. Whether you decorate with a certain theme and color scheme or with homemade, vintage, and heirloom ornaments, Christmas trees reflect personality.
After a real or artificial tree is carefully placed, it is dressed with Christmas lights, a tradition that evolved from candles in 17th century Germany symbolizing Christ as the light of the world. Strings of lights are now offered in a multitude of options, which allows creativity and license for an artful backdrop — large colorful retro bulbs, small frosty white ones, or neon blinking and twinkling — just to name a few.
After hanging the lights, the tree takes on a character of its own with the placement of various ornaments, size, and themes for decorating. Christmas magic is visible in these Columbia area homes, ranging from simple to opulent. Be inspired and start a new tradition for decorating your 2019 Christmas tree!