Upside Down Christmas Trees:
Want a new look to showcase your Christmas collectible ornaments? Try a different look for your tree this year -- an upside-down Christmas tree. But,if you're looking for something special or different in a Christmas tree -- order early, most merchants sell out fast!
Top Picks for Upside-Down Trees
Aluminum and Tinsel Trees:
Are you looking for the retro-look for Christmas? Do you remember those futuristic trees from the fifties and sixties or do you just want to re-create that look? Authentic aluminum trees are still available, but can go for high prices in the secondary markets. Today collectors also have the choice of buying a "new" retro-look aluminum tree or a tinsel tree with a similar look.
Top Picks for Aluminum Trees
An advent calendar can be as simple as candies on a tree, tiny holiday pictures that are viewed each day before Christmas, fabric wall hangings with a favorite character or a huge replica of the house in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"!
Top Picks for Advent Calendars
Celebrating and decorating for Christmas for many people would not be complete without setting out their nativity set. The most beautiful ones are usually expensive. But start out small with the main figures and add to the set every year. If you're lucky, you might even get pieces as gifts.Top Picks for Nativity Sets
Rotating Christmas Tree Stand:
This can be one of the great additions to your holiday decorating. A rotating Christmas tree stand. It's an amazing way to show off your ornaments and trees. I have one stand and am planning to add a second one this year. Just be sure to read my article The Curtains that Ate the Christmas Tree
for safety tips when setting it up.
Barb's Bottom Line:
Although holiday and Christmas collectors will look for their stuff all year long, many stores and retail outlets only offer their products seasonally. And if you're looking for something a little different or unusual, start early in the season as stores can sell out fast.
Check these resources for that unusual tree or the perfect nativity set and be sure to order early to start a new tradition of the Advent calendar!