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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Decorate for Winter

Decorate for Winter

Decorating for the seasons, instead of the holidays, makes your décor last longer. With just a few carefully chosen items, your home can always be dressed for the season. Here are a few decorating ideas for winter.

  • Welcome all who enter with an evergreen or pine cone wreath on the front door.
  • Spray either wreath choice with artificial snow and attach a white bow to complete the winter look.
  • Hang a white, wicker basket or metal floral container on the door and fill with holly or artificial poinsettia. (In February, add tulips to the plain evergreen wreath or the wicker basket hanging on the door).
  • Tack garlands of evergreen around the doorway and spray with artificial snow.
  • Place slender, columnar evergreen plans in urns on either side of the front entrance.
  • Spray evergreen topiaries, tiny cones, or sweet gum balls with artificial snow and place in footed milk-glass containers. Then arrange on foyer table.

If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.