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It’s Not Too Late! Decorate Your Tree With DealDash

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It’s not too late to decorate your Christmas tree if you haven’t gotten it done yet. You will still be able to enjoy some magical moments under the Christmas tree this year. Read on for more information from DealDash.

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. One of the most exciting things about Christmas is decorating your home. There are so many ways that you can decorate your house for Christmas. Decorating a Christmas tree is a fun way to bond with your family. The secret to decorating a Christmas tree is easy to figure out. All you need is layers upon layers. Here are some decorating tips for your Christmas tree, even if you are getting started a little bit late. Read these tips from DealDash, and then it’s time to decorate!

Christmas Tree Lights

You can make your Christmas tree glow by putting up lights. There are so many different lights to choose from. You can choose LED lights, globe lights, or traditional lights.  Tree lights usually have wires that come in white or green strands. Choose the strand that matches your tree color, so that the wire will be hidden. It is okay to add a little bit of creativity.

Add Christmas Tree Ornaments

Ornaments are a beautiful Christmas tree decoration. You can hang personalized ornaments or ones that you get from the store. It is important to evenly spread out the ornaments on your Christmas tree. Hang the larger ornaments up top, and the small and medium ones towards the bottom. Christmas ornaments will add a personal touch to your tree. If you have pets, be sure to hang them high enough on the tree so your cat, dog, bunny, or other pet won’t knock them down.

Garland is Important too

There is no strict rule on how to drape garland. It is best to start at the top of the tree and work your way down. Use different types of garland so that your tree will not look too busy. You can choose from thick, beaded, or fancy garland. No matter what you choose your Christmas tree will look beautiful for the holidays.

Get Decor From DealDash to Decorate Earlier Next Year

Sure, you’re a little late on the decorating this year, but no problem! DealDash has home decor and things that you can decorate with all year long. The very best time to get holiday decor from DealDash is in the summer because no one is thinking about the holidays then, and you can swoop in and get a great deal.

There are a few different places on DealDash that you might find holiday and seasonal decor. I will leave the links, and you can check them out when you are feeling festive.

Thanks for Reading

Christmas is the best time of year. These tips will help you decorate a beautiful Christmas tree for the holidays. When you use these tips you will have the Christmas tree that you have always wanted. Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on decorating your home for the holidays.

Do you need Christmas decor? Go check DealDash for decorations and festive decor. DealDash has the items you need. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone! 

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Presents: Christmas Memories

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What’s your favorite Christmas memory? Today we will explore Christmases gone by with DealDash.

Everyone (who celebrates) has a favorite Christmas memory. My personal favorite is from when I was about 4 years old. On Christmas Eve my parents told me that my Dad was going over to see some other family and wouldn’t be back that night. My mom and I stayed up “really late” to try to catch a glimpse of Santa. Looking back, it was probably only 10 o’clock or so, but to my 4-year-old self, it felt like the dead of night. We hear something at the door…And in came Santa! We hid behind a couch and watched him fill the stockings and put the presents under the tree.

What a wonderful memory. I must not have noticed at the time that Santa was looking rather skinny that year, and arrived on a motorcycle instead of a sleigh. It’s still my favorite Christmas memory. What’s your favorite holiday memory? Feel free to comment down below.

Going back a little further than 1984, if you look at history web sites, you can read about many wonderful old Christmas traditions. If we look back, Christmas, as we know it with the decorated tree, cards, and caroling, started back in Victorian times. At the beginning of the Victorian period families were more likely to give each other presents to celebrate the New Year than at Christmas. However, as time went on, the gift-giving was moved up to Christmas. The presents weren’t anything lavish or amazing. They were more likely to be nuts, fruits such as oranges, and things that were crafted at home.

We can partially credit Charles Dickens with making Christmas the celebration that it has become with Christmas traditions that we are all familiar with such as having a large Christmas dinner with the entire family and other activities that are focused on family togetherness. His delightful book, A Christmas Carol, was very popular in Victorian times, and it even influenced how Victorian families chose to spend their time during the Christmas season. Call me immature, but my favorite Christmas movie is the 1983 Disney cartoon Mickey’s Christmas Carol.

I hope that you have enjoyed this trip down memory lane. If you still haven’t completed your shopping list for Christmas gifts, be sure to check out DealDash. DealDash has gifts for everyone on your list. Visit DealDash now. Good luck and happy bidding everyone! Image result for disney christmas carol cartoon

 

DealDash Teaches: Bonsai Trees

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Just about everyone has heard of “Bonsai Trees,” and picture tiny little gnarled pine trees. Did you know that technically any tree can be a bonsai?

Bonsai is a Japanese term which, literally translated, means “planted in a container.” You can take any tree, plant it in a container, and technically it is a bonsai! Most people probably associate bonsai trees with Japan, but the practice actually was started in China, and Japan merely adopted the practice.

I have always been interested in bonsai trees, but I had never attempted to care for one until recently. In this article I will share with you some of the things that I have learned about bonsai trees and perhaps you would like to give bonsai maintenance a try!

“Where will I get this tiny tree?” you might ask. Well, you can get them just about anywhere that sells regular plants such as Lowes, Wal*Mart, or your local garden center. All of these places have lower priced (and lower quality) trees. If you are willing to spend a little bit more for a higher quality tree then I suggest that you order one online.

When you are picking out your tree be mindful of the species of tree, what that particular tree’s sun/temperature requirements are, and your geographical location. For beginners who would like an inside tree, try a Ficus, Carmona or a Chinese elm. For beginners who would prefer an outdoor (or indoor/outdoor) then try  a Juniper, Pine tree, or a Japanese maple. I personally have a Juniper, and I have been moving him outdoors for a few days per week, and indoors for a few days per week. Since I live in New England I will have to totally move him inside once the winder gets underway.

The biggest tip that I can give from what I have learned so far is that bonsai trees require a lot of water! You might even need to water your tree every day if its soil feels dry. I was given some advice from the place that I received my bonsai from – every 2-3 days get a tub of water, fill it about 2 inches deep, and stick the whole bonsai container in there for a few hours. This will allow the roots time to suck up all of the water that they need, and you won’t have to deal with any soil displacement from using a watering can.

I hope that this article has gotten you interested in caring for a bonsai tree or any plant. DealDash has a large array of gardening supplies up for bid. If you need any gardening supplies be sure to check out DealDash. Just click this link right here and it will take you to some great gardening auctions on DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

Wisteria Bonsai tree