Be sure that you decorate your home and tree for the people who will enjoy it. Don't put out heirloom Christmas decorations that can't be touched if children will be touching everything. Don't set your table with the finest linens if food will be messy. Don't use your favorite holiday china for little children who might break them!
When preparing for Christmas, keep in mind that the most important part of the holiday is family and friends gathering together to celebrate this special season. Do what you can to help make everyone feel comfortable and welcome.
Entertain Christmas House Guests in Comfort and Style
Offer a Comfortable Guest Room
Find helpful hints on putting together a perfect guest room where visitors will feel welcome, comfortable, and really special.
Plan Ahead to Enjoy Your House Guests
Read some ideas on ways to stay cool, calm, and collected through the holidays, even if your house is full of guests, looking for things to do and food to eat.
Start Christmas Traditions to Last a Lifetime
There's no time like the present (if you haven't already done so) to create traditions for your Christmas celebration. Our ideas will get you started on a lifetime of traditions that will make Christmas really special for everyone in your family.
Celebrate With a Christmas Party
Christmas Party Ideas
Are you one who would rather stay home on a cold winter's eve than go to another Christmas party? We'll give you some ideas for Christmas parties that are unique, fun, and really memorable.
Choose a Theme for Your Christmas Party or Tree
Read how to choose a theme for your Christmas tree or house decorations. Plan a party based on snow, angels, Santas, travel, pets, or food. Find more ideas for themes for Christmas decorating.
Decorate Your Home for a Memorable Holiday Party
Find some simple tips in this How-To on decorating for a Christmas party. Get out the candles, bows, and glitter, and you'll be on your way!
Put Together a Centerpiece
Using simple materials and our instructions, you'll see how easy it is to create a beautiful centerpiece arrangement for your Christmas table.
Beautiful Holiday Tables
Top Choices for Christmas China
See our choices for beautiful Christmas tableware. You'll be amazed how wonderful a table looks when set with special dishes.
Festive Napkin Folds for Your Holiday Table
Our easy tutorials will have you folding like a pro in no time at all.
Holiday Table Settings That Sparkle
You'll find four pages of photos of beautiful Christmas table settings. Use glitter, greenery, candles, and the ideas here to create your own beautiful holiday table.