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  • Christmas Tree Skirts

    cherry on a spoon snowWinter has definitely arrived here in Minneapolis! I won't even tell you the temperature because it's just so ridiculous (okay, you twisted my arm, it's a whole 1* right now!). But, we do have snow, a nice blanket of it, covering up the brown of winter. Have to say, if you can be tucked inside with a cup of hot cocoa, the snow on the ground is so darn pretty.

    Christmas tree skirts in my house growing up were nothing more than a white sheet bunched up and gathered so as to look like drifting snow under the tree.  My mom was pretty creative that way. But, I happen to know that if she had seen the Christmas Tree skirts that are out today, she would have had one of them on display in a NY minute!

    Ivory-Tree-Skirt-2This white ivory quilted tree skirt is so gorgeous. It is reminiscent of days gone by with the quilted feature, but the solid ivory white color with simple embroidered personalization speaks to a more modern time of clean lines, uncluttered and elegant. The back of the skirt closes with fabric covered buttons and looks so classy. Love! You can find this skirt on the Merry Stockings website, and it's not too late for this year!

    If you are in the market for new stockings, how about matching ones?! Check them out here ~ and they come in white, red or green!

     

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  • O Christmas Tree

    issuu.comO Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
    How lovely are your branches!
    O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
    How lovely are your branches!
    In beauty green will always grow
    Through summer sun and winter snow.
    O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
    How lovely are your branches!

    I've already shared with you how I was always that girl who wanted the tallest, widest, biggest tree on the lot only to get it  home and have to have the boys cut off an inch or two (okay, a foot) just to get it in the door. When we lived for a brief time in a condominium that disallowed real trees, I purchased my first ever artificial tree. It was a sad day indeed!

    But, that artificy was small and slender and not messy, lending it at least a little saving grace (emphasis on little). What if we could combine the real smell of pine with a small size AND be kind to the environment? ENTER: the live Christmas tree! Just like the infamous Christmas carol sings, "In beauty green will always grow through summer sun and winter snow..." You really can have it all!

    Whether you grow this live Christmas tree yourself or purchase it from a grower, there are a few things to know that differ from trees that are cut down.

    • If you live in a cool/cold climate, introduce your live tree slowly to the warmer environment of your home by putting it in  your unheated garage or porch for a few days. If you bring it the house straight away, it will signal it to start growing which isn't a problem in the short run, but if you plan to plant the tree in your yard after the season (and this is such a fantastic idea on so many levels), that burst of growth will not be a good thing.
    • While it's in the garage, check it for insects, critters, eggs. Needless to say, you don't want to skip this step. :)
    • Place the tree ball in a large galvanized tub and locate it in the coolest room of the house so that it retains as much moisture as possible.
    • Use rocks and/or bricks to stabilize the tree so that it stands upright securely.
    • Decorate as you normally would, and water the tree regularly so as to keep the roots/burlap ball moist but not soaking wet.
    • When it's time to introduce it back outside, reverse the process by placing the de-decorated tree in the garage for a few days. And, then plant it!

    It's best to limit the tree's indoor time to no more than 10 days. With three tree likely appearing last on the scene, going this route might require an adjustment to your normal way of decorating for the holidays. But, I really really like this idea....it gives everyone the opportunity to anticipate the tree while enjoying all the other activities that go with the season.

    Check out some of the decorations that Merry Stockings has on the website, too. There are stocking kits, ornaments, Christmas Tree skirts and more! Shop early for the best pricing. :)

     

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  • A Christmas Tree for Small Spaces

    driftwood treeI have always been the girl who wants the biggest Christmas tree on the lot. And, I admit, there have been more than a few times that we get the tree home, and the boys have to cut off several inches to sometimes even a foot so it'd fit!

    A few years ago, I broke myself of that habit when we lived in a small condo in the suburbs of Minneapolis....it was efficient, cute and served our purposes and needs at the time. But, when Christmas came and it was time to put the tree up, there was a lot of shuffling of things around in order to make room for it. No big, expansive bird-nesting tree for us! If only I'd seen this idea back then!

    We now live in a restored mansion with big, expansive rooms, and honestly? I still think this would be fantastic as a second tree, say above the fireplace or just on any blank wall? Yes, please! Once Christmas is over, the driftwood "shelves" could pull double duty and hold other decorative items. The rustic feel of this space-saving tree would also work perfectly at the cabin where extended family gather to celebrate the holidays.

    So practical, so pretty, so charming!! Hang your ornaments, string your lights, top it with a star or angel. Even a pretty little skirt around the bottom would absolutely work.

     

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  • Online Spending Up Last Christmas

    It seems that more and more people are finding online shopping more convenient and more reliable, if data from the previous Christmas retail season is to be believed.

    comScore reports that for the period of November 1 to December 26, online purchases amounted to $30.8 billion, a sharp 13% increase over the previous year's $27.4 billion tally for the same period. Most of these were seen in the week ending Dec. 26, with as much as $2.5 billion worth of goods purchased online.

    That translates to a 17% improvement year-on-year.

    While a lot of factors, including bad weather, have been pinpointed as the cause of the increase, this new data supports that many consumers nowadays are finding it more convenient to shop online, especially for Christmas gifts.

    What were the top items bought online this part Christmas season? Computer hardware and handheld devices. The comScore data found that a lot of people bought more of these, along with books, electronics, software, and toys, online this year. Purchasing expensive items online also denotes a certain level of trust on the part of the consumer. Who would give their credit card details to retailers if they are not sure that it is safe, and that the items they bought would be delivered?

    Online shopping has truly provided an easier way to avoid the Christmas rush. It is one of the things that we capitalized on by having our products sold online. You just pick out your gifts and decorations, we process it for you. Quality and satisfaction guaranteed!

    We at MerryStockings.com are grateful for all the people who have trusted us during the past year. It has been a busy time for us during the past few months, making sure that your Christmas stockings, ornaments, holiday cards reach you or your recipients. As always, we look forward to the new year with a better inventory, prettier designs and with the usual focus on quality.

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