5 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or Winter Solstice, you will almost certainly have some sort of festivities in your home this holiday season. Even if it is just opening presents with your family, spend some time preparing your home beforehand. Your space will look better for taking pictures, it will get you in the holiday spirit, and decorating your home is a great way to make family memories! Don’t have any holiday decor? NOVICA’s artisans have been hard at work creating a beautiful selection of holiday decor and gifts for you to choose from.

Mate gourd and cotton blend ornaments, 'Bell Garland' Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

First things first, it’s time to deck the halls! If you don’t have boughs of holly lying around, check out NOVICA’s seasonal wall hangings. This festive bell garland will bring holiday cheer to your home. And if you need a more verbal reminder to be joyous this time of year, this wooden sign is full of rustic elegance and simplicity.

Good Wishes White Wood Multiple Layer Inspirational Sign from Indonesia wall art Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

If you are celebrating Christmas, make sure to set up a Christmas tree! Even a small 2-foot tree and a string of lights can brighten up your home during the dark winter nights. If the look of a traditional tree doesn’t appeal to you, consider this handmade paper ‘fir’ tree. Even with its short stature, it makes a statement with its colorful branches made from recycled magazines.

Christmas Fir Handmade Upcycled Recycled Paper Tree Ornament Indonesia Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

Buying a real tree? Make sure you have plenty of ornaments to decorate it! NOVICA has over 600 types of ornaments that will fit any design style: stars, birds, bells, angels, and many more. As a penguin obsessive, I particularly love these colorful penguin ornaments.

If you want a unique look, you could hang a garland around the tree in addition to a few simple ornaments. This red and white felt garland is inspired by candy canes and would make for a really fun tree decoration!

Candy Cane Pompoms Red and White Handmade Felt Holiday Garland Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

Meals are an important part of any holiday celebration, so make sure to decorate your table as well! As a centerpiece, you could use one of NOVICA’s many handmade nativity scenes. Forget your grandmother’s porcelain baby Jesus, these nativity scenes reflect many different cultures and ethnicities. Take this Inuit nativity scene, for example, featuring a polar bear and a penguin instead of the traditional sheep.

Inuit Family Inuit-Themed Ceramic Nativity Scene from Peru Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

If you are celebrating Hanukkah, you can double up on your menorahs with this beautiful hand-woven menorah table runner! The contrast of the white menorah on the deep blue background is really stunning.

Cotton table runner, 'Blue Menorah Lights' Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

Don’t let your home be drab and boring during the holidays this year! Punch up your home decor with some new holiday items from the NOVICA collections, and you will help make family memories for years to come! You’ll also make the season memorable for all the artisans around the world you are helping toward better lives.

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