The holidays are here already! Which means the season of hosting both friends and family is upon us. This is the time of the year where you want to surround yourself with an uplifting and festive environment inside your home. If you live in the PNW you’re also going to be wanting a welcoming escape from the frigid elements when you make it home from a long day at work.
Decorating your home for the holidays houses many traditions for families—collecting ornaments over the years, displaying decorations made by the kids at school, chopping down the Christmas tree, hanging up the mistletoe, the list goes on. Although, we believe there are four key items that enhance the holiday season in your home. Each of these essential items is available within the confines of Snohomish County!
There’s something about putting up a few lights outside the house that immediately enhances the holiday spirit. Some people really go all-out in this endeavor, but there’s no hiding that it can be a pain. Climbing ladders and on your potentially wet roof—it’s no surprise many people in the PNW don’t put in a huge amount of effort. You can always hit the local Home Depot, or Crate&Barrel, or call up Eastside Holiday Lights in Edmonds to install the lights for you. This is a time-saving option many utilize to get a decent display up without the danger or hassle.
Taking the family out to chop down the tree is an essential tradition that many children look forward to. Luckily in the PNW we’re at no shortage of trees, as well as tree farms. Some of the best quality pines, spruces, and fun experiences for the kids can be found at Farmer Brown’s Christmas Tree Farm in Arlington. For other farms with ample selection and fair pricing check out Lochsloy Acres Christmas Trees in Lake Stevens, and Long’s Christmas Trees in Snohomish. And there’s always a U-Cut around somewhere!
Everyone in the family always gets their own personal stocking. This can be a special stocking your kids may cherish for holidays to come. For that reason, consider checking out your local fabric store, or even Walmart for ways to make your own stocking. Whether it’s buying material with a pattern, or simply a kit ready-made for stocking customization, this can be a fun activity for you and the kids.
This is another thing that can be really fun for the kids. Not only can you pick up the usual tree ornaments at your local Target, or Pier 1 Imports, you can also make your own. Much like stockings, making your own ornament for the tree can be a fun experience for children and their parents. Another fun idea, look for an ornament based off of one of their favorite movies or books. The Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood is a favorable spot to find a Disney-themed ornament or something of the like.
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