Mantel Alternative No fireplace to hang stockings? No problem. Simply hang your family's stockings from the stair railing. Here, red stockings are paired with a garland of greenery for a classic Christmas look
Ornaments for my banister, yes please! Knot a length of thin ribbon around an ornament hook and wrap the end other end of the ribbon around your banister, securing with a knot. Let ornaments hang down at different lengths for a variegated display.
Christmas decor ideas (and my thoughts on early Christmas decorating
Party Theme: Nordic Noël For a new take on the classic holiday, go Scandinavian. Set the scene with a smorgasbord of tree trimmings and easy homespun touches in red, white and wheat. Click through for more of the best Christmas party themes.