The countdown is on and Christmas is right around the corner. Now’s the time for parent’s to put on their game faces and get serious. This is the time of year that you can make or break your child’s dreams; this is not a drill! Making all of your child’s dreams come true is no easy task. In fact, a recent survey was conducted by the Early Learning Centre confirmed parent’s worse nightmares.
Out of 2,000 parents surveyed, researchers found that the average Christmas list would cost parents $1,400 to appease their child’s desires! On top of that, nearly 72% of hopeful children write a Christmas list to Santa each year. This clearly shows that the stakes are high. A spokesman from the company said, “For many children, putting together their wish list is the start of the Christmas build-up.” Here’s 10 Ways to Decorate Your Fireplace Mantel this Christmas in hopes of taking the pressure off the gift opening ceremony!
Christmas Fireplace Decorations
This contemporary home features a white fireplace mantel decorated with blue ornaments and joyful Christmas decorations. Blue and white create a natural blend that is delightful to the eye. Simple yet cheerful, this example shows you that you don’t have to go over the top to create an exciting Christmas home.
Legend has it that back in 16th century Mexico, a young girl was too poor to provide a gift for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. An angel inspired her to gather weeds from the roadside and place them at the Church altar. Crimson flowers blossomed from these weeds and became known as Poinsettia. Set poinsettia at the base of your fireplace mantel to give to remind you what Christmas is all about!
The rustic overtones of a brick fireplace don’t have to ignore the luxuries of modern life. Place your flat screen television atop your fireplace mantel so that the boys won’t have any excuses for wanting to head to the other room to catch the game!
Framed an innocent white trim, this mantel is decorated with traditional garland wreathes and hanging snowflakes that shimmer in the light.
Frame a chalk-board with an old frame and hang it over your fireplace. Wake up the kids each morning to discover whimsical writings scribbled on your Christmas chalk-board. To make sure your kids are well-behaved in the coming weeks, let them know that Santa is keeping tabs on them!
Candles and red and white candy cane are a must for every homes Christmas décor. Gently place these item on top of your fireplace to make sure that your house is ready when Saint Nick drops in.
Christmas is a time to remember and a time to share stories of the past. Surround yourself with happy memories by placing your favorite photographs and picture frames on top of your fireplace mantel.
Get the most out of your fireplace by hosting your evening dinner in front of a warm fire. Lucite chairs are a modern trend that emits elegance and sophistication. For best results, complement these chairs with other transparent features, silver, and mirrors.
This log-cabin home features a stunning brick fireplace that is dressed up in twinkling Christmas lights, fresh garlands, and individuals Christmas stocking for everyone in the home. Place your favorite rocking chair close to the fire to call dibs on the best seat in the house (literally)!
Facts About Fire Safety
While it’s easy to get carried away with Christmas festivities, it’s important to remember the dangers of fire especially around Christmas time. Every year, $13 million of property damage is caused by Christmas tree fires alone! Mortality is seen in ¼ of Christmas tree fires in comparison to just 1/142 or normal home fires.
PortableFireplace.com would like to remind you to follow these Fire Safety Tips to keep you and your family safe this holiday season. Electric and Gel Fireplaces are safer than traditional wood burning units. You can learn more by Visiting Here. Happy Holidays!