22 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2007 THE DAILY GLEANER
Some tips for doing holiday decorating quickly
By MARY CAROL GARRITY
Scripps Howard News Service Be sure to dress up your front door ﬁrst. Not only will
making it sing get you excited for the season, it will fake out
I have a confession to make. As much as I love fabulous your neighbours, who will naturally assume the inside of
holiday decorations, I sometimes have a hard time getting your home is as wonderful as the outside.
psyched to transform my home for Christmas. For a unique front-door treatment, hang a cheery red or
I stare at the skyscraper of storage boxes marked “Christ- green lantern from your doorknocker. Tie it up with a fes-
mas decorations” and I sigh. But once I drag out the ﬁrst tive bow, insert a battery operated candle and ﬁll in with
box and start pulling out the baubles and bulbs, my heart some winter greenery, and you have a killer display in a
beats wildly and I can’t wait to deck the halls. A sureﬁre matter of minutes.
way to break through holiday decorating inertia is to ease
yourself in, one small decorating project at a time.
Here are a few high-impact spots you can spruce up in Decorating the chandelier in your dining room, kitchen
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