Dear June: There’s No Place Like Home for Christmas

“There’s no place like home for the holidays.”  For those of us living in the Piedmont, that means a variety of local Christmas traditions:  The School of the Arts The Nutcracker, Tanglewood’s Festival of Lights, Old Salem’s Saturdays at ChristmasHolidays at Reynolda, Christmas by Candlelight at Korner’s Folly, Graylyn Santa Experience, Caroling Fridays at Reynolda, and Winston-Salem Symphony’s A Carolina Christmas.  All these wonderful celebrations are right here in the Triad area, and December is the month to prepare for holiday guests, parties, and entertaining.

Each year, we have customers calling early to get on our calendar.  We all like to open our doors to family and friends and the first week of December is a great time to start.

For those of you who need inspiration and ideas before you embark on a project, never fear, the designer elves of June DeLugas Interiors are here to help you make plans.

When it comes to Christmas décor and gift ideas, we’ve got you covered.  For a fun way to display Christmas cards, try hanging a wide ribbon in a family room or foyer and use raffia to tie each card to the ribbon.  Integrate your Christmas decorations with your existing home décor when possible; a red vase, cream plate ware, or metallic candlesticks will make a room feel nice and cheery when mixed with a strand of garland and lights.  When wrapping the hostess gift, tie a favorite ornament onto the box (I personally use vintage ornaments).  Everyone will want to see what’s in that box.  For music lovers, give iTunes cards with Christmas sounds like A Charlie Brown ChristmasRockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, or I’ll be Home for Christmas.  A basket of produce from a local farmer’s market is always a thoughtful and healthy gift for your guests.  Gift certificates for a massage or personal trainer are also great for those who are hard to shop for.  Specialty olive oils or infused vinegars make a nice gift for folks who like to cook.

The designers of June DeLugas Interiors are ready and waiting to help you complete your home for guests to visit.  Come see the many beautiful Christmas adornments and inspirations for your home at June DeLugas Interiors, Inc!

Merry Christmas & God Bless,

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