White is clean and refreshing, simple and soothing. It is cold vanilla ice cream on a blistering summer day. During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, introducing the calmness of white can give a much-needed break from all of the busyness. White holiday cards with elegant touches of gold and black will stand out among the more common green and red cards. In fact, even if you live in an area that typically does not get snow in December, you can make it a white Christmas for your family.
A white decorating theme for the holidays, even moreso than red and green, has a comforting, nostalgic feel. The combination of white decorations and touches of living herbal green in seasonal plants such as rosemary, bulbs with white blooms such as amaryllis, cyclamen and paper-white narcissus and graceful, long-lasting cut flowers such as lilies and tulips is cozy as well as stylish.
Choosing white décor and accessories can be a fancy affair that includes silver, crystal and white lacy doilies, or it can just as easily be beautifully simple with white candles and homemade decorations in shades of white and cream. You can choose between many types of lovely white tree ornaments and finish the look with crystal icicles to reflect the lights. Even if you don’t want to go all white with your tree, white ornaments blend well with more traditional colors, and they look stunning when paired with gold and silver. Add personalized white stockings to complete the look.
Pearly white ornaments can be quite inexpensive. Hang them on the tree and also fill clear bowls with them. Wide white ribbon can make an attractive tree garland. If you live near a beach or just love the coast, white seashells are beautiful to look at and easily slip into your holiday decorating. Use shells to fill clear containers and to garnish wreaths.
Sometimes, whatever the trends may be, it is good to return to simpler things. The evocative idea of a white Christmas calls to just about everyone. With classy white holiday décor, you can give one to your family, even without snow.