3 Christmas Decorations We Absolutely Adore

The snow is falling, and that means Christmas is right around the corner. As the holidays approach, now’s the perfect time to start planning out your Christmas decorations. With all of our Halloween pop-up stores now flipped to Christmas, our store managers are ready to help you find those perfect decorations for your home this Christmas season! A few store managers are already excited about a few items they wanted to share!

Outdoor Decorations For That Winter Wonderland Look

What better way to create that winter wonderland look at your home than with a few light up outdoor decorations? These acrylic decorations are a great way to welcome your guests and brighten up your home for the holidays. With a variety of decorations ranging from Santa Claus to large trees, you can create an entire outdoor scene or simply place a few decorations on your porch. Let these decorations light up your home for the holidays!

Grab Guests Attention With A Stunning 12-Foot Tree

Want to make a statement in your home or office building during the holidays? A 12 foot multi-colored Christmas tree would definitely do the trick! This tree is simply amazing and is perfect for homes with high ceilings or office lobbies. Let this Christmas tree bring that holiday spirit into your space when you decorate it with your precious ornaments or other tree decorations. Ask one of our tree specialists to help you shop online or visit christmascentral.com.

Add Vibrant Color With Pink Christmas Tree

Put a little color in your home during Christmas with this beautiful Pink Flocked Christmas tree. The vibrant pink color along with clear Christmas lights will bring that festive look and feel into your home while capturing the attention of your guests. A tree like this is the perfect way to make a statement in your home, and add that unique look to your holiday decorating. Adorn your home during the holidays with this beautiful and colorful pink flocked Christmas tree!

Each week we get more excited as Christmas approaches! Although you may think it’s still far away, now’s a great time to get those decorations for that perfect holiday look at your home this year. Stop by Dave’s and let our team help you find the decorations you need for your home.

Four Decorations True Christmas Lovers Need This Season

‘Tis the season already? Time is flying by, and before you know it Christmas will be here. With Christmas right around the corner, it’s almost time to start planning out your decorating. Dave’s permanent and pop-up stores carry a wide selection of Christmas decorations ranging from artificial trees to stockings. Stop by this season and let our managers help you find the right decorations to decorate your home. Here are just a few items our store managers already think will be hot sellers this Christmas season!

Classic Blow Molds- $59.99

A snowman and a penguin; what a perfect combination for Christmas. This blow mold snowman hugging a penguin is the perfect outdoor decoration to welcome your guests this holiday season. It will add that festive touch to your front yard. Grab this Christmas classic before it sells out! We have several styles to choose from.

On-Trend Holiday Cardinal Window Silhouette – $9.99

Looking to add some festive holiday lighting in your home? This cardinal silhouette is a great way to light up your windows for the holidays. Cardinals are a traditional theme for the holidays, and cardinals are very on-trend this year. Window Silhouettes are an easy way to decorate for a business or home.

Bring Elegance Into Your Home With an Ivory & Gold Santa – $29.99

If you want to bring that modern and elegant look into your home during the holidays, this ivory and gold Santa figure is a must-have decoration for you. His Ivory robe and gold vest combine classic colors that fit with most Christmas decor. Add this Santa figure in any room, and watch it bring that festive look and feel into your home.

Carry That Festive Look Outdoors With A Lighted Snowman – $159.99

It’s fun to build a snowman, but a real snowman might melt. Why not keep a lighted rattan snowman in your front yard all season long to brighten up the outside? The beautiful snowman design is capped off with the top hat making it a joyful decoration to have in your yard during the holidays!

Dave’s has you covered with everything Christmas! We know how much how Buffalonians love to decorate for Christmas, that’s why we already have Christmas on our minds in the stores. How will you decorate this Christmas season?

5 Great Ideas for Your Christmas in July Party

Every year, Dave’s celebrates the mid-season with a Christmas in July sale. A great spin-off is to host your own Christmas in July party. Everyone loves a theme party.  While it’s too hot to wear your favorite holiday sweater and make snow angels, there are some ways to celebrate Christmas in the summer:

Reindeer Shoes:

This one is really simple. All you need to do is take out your horseshoes set. Play it as you normally would, just put a different name on it to by calling it “reindeer shoes” instead to give it a fun little Christmas twist!

Watermelon Christmas Trees:

Instead of making a batch of cookies, think of adding a healthy snack option with some watermelon Christmas tree slices. First cut your watermelon into triangle slices. Then divide the rind on each slice into 3 parts and cut off the outer parts of the rind to instantly turn your slices into trees!

watermelon Christmas trees

Decorate A Christmas Tree:

If you want to bring out the tree and decorate, great! If you’d prefer to leave it in storage until winter, you can easily string some lights around a tree or bush outside to transform your yard into a summertime Christmas paradise. Or, go for a tropical-style Christmas, by adding some ornaments and lights to a pineapple or summer fruit instead!

String Up The Lights:

Go ahead and string some lights along your patio or fence to light things up a bit. We always have plenty of Christmas and patio lights available at our store!

Ice Cream Snowman:

It’s definitely too warm right now for hot cocoa, so why not put a holiday spin on a bowl of ice cream? You can add a couple scoops of ice cream to a bowl and decorate it with toppings to transform it into a snowman!

ice cream snowman

These are just a few ideas to get you started. Stop by your local Dave’s store to see all we offer. We’ll have new Christmas merchandise coming soon!

Gift Wrapping Ideas

Hopefully by now you’ve gotten all of your gifts for Christmas, now all that you have left is to wrap them up! Here are three creative ideas to make your presents look unique and stand out from the rest this year!

Make Your Own Wrapping Paper:

If you have the time, you can create some unique and individual gift wrap for your presents. Measure out your gift and cut your paper to the size you need, then plan out your stencil and apply your acrylic craft paint. Make sure to let it dry before you wrap up your gift. Butcher paper is a good choice for this, as it is durable and won’t wrinkle from the paint moisture.

This could also be a fun activity for your kids! Cut out the desired gift wrap length, and have your children paint on trees, stars and more. If you have blue gift wrap, you can also let your kids make some snowmen. This time, take out some pencils and white craft paint. Have them dip the eraser heads of the pencils in the paint and stamp dots on the gift wrap to create snowflakes & snowmen!

Re-purpose Your Cardboard Tubes:

What do you do when you come to the end of your roll of gift wrap? Don’t throw them away! Use them! If you have a smaller, oddly shaped gift for someone, you can use an empty cardboard tube to secure it and make it easier to wrap. Cut the tube to the length required, place the gift inside the tube, then wrap up your tube and secure the ends with ribbon.

Use Your Empty Tins:

Everyone places clothes in cardboard boxes before wrapping them up. Why not mix it up a bit? If you have empty tins, you can place gifts inside them and tie ribbon around them for a unique gift look.

Tips to Quickly Decorate Your Yard for the Holidays

Zone Out Your Yard: If you haven’t yet decorated your yard, zoning it out can make the process a little easier. Before you begin decorating, divide your yard into zones and then decide what each zone will focus on. For example One zone can be dedicated to a decorated tree, while another zone can be dedicated to reindeer decorations.

Double up on Your Wreaths: Although most people put a wreath on their front doors, adding two wreaths to your door can provide your home with a fuller and more unique look.

Decorate With Winter Gear: Adding some winter gear to your outdoor decor can help give your home a welcoming look. Add a plaid scarf to your mailbox or lamppost or place an old wooden sled next to your front door.

Decorate Flower Beds With Ornaments: Your flower beds can’t stay colored in the winter. Add some color when the flowers won’t stay by adding some ornaments to your flower beds.

Add Pops of Red to Your Greenery: If you have green garland, wreaths, etc outside of your home, add some red ornaments to bring a little life to it.

Last Minute Gift Ideas Everyone Can Love

Last minute gifts don’t have to be terrible, rushed and thoughtless gifts. Just because you ran out of time doesn’t mean you don’t care. Plenty of people have busy schedules, stressful jobs, and responsibilities. Fortunately, you can show others how much they mean to you, regardless of your busy schedule with some last-minute gift ideas that are still pretty thoughtful. These projects are sentimental, sweet, and useful, and they’ll take less than 30 minutes to create. Happy Holidays!

Homemade Cookie Recipe


Hot Chocolate Reindeer

Chocolate Dipped Spoons

Photo Luminaries

Gift Card in Candy Jar

A Money Tree

 
 
Sherrie Carter
 

DIY Christmas Ornaments & Projects

When I was younger, my mom had my sisters and I make a handmade ornament each year. Now, we have a large selection of extremely sentimental ornaments from our past. This is something I plan to continue, and my sisters already have. Handmade ornaments are a tradition in most families, because they’re sweet and kids love making them. The best part is that you don’t need artistic talents, because when they come out terrible it’s even more adorable. Looking back on your uneven reindeer or dilapidated snowman is hilarious. Try some of these DIY ornaments with the kids this year. In a few years when they’re older, you can reminisce about the fun time you had making it, and you’ll laugh each year when you remove it from storage.




Scented Ornaments



Hand & Feet Prints



Melted Crayon Christmas Ornaments



TMNT Ornaments



Scrabble Tile Messages



Glittered Ornaments




Feeling even more crafty? Try some of these adorable DIY decorations and gifts this year. Hand made Christmas items offer an inimitable charming touch to your home. Check them out and let us know your favorite ideas!

Sparkle Branches

Santa Tulle Wreath

No Sew Deer Pillow

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Snow Globe Ornament

 
 
Sherrie Carter
 

Unique Gift Wrap Ideas for Christmas Presents

Christmas gift wrap is as important as the gift itself. When you put effort into wrapping the gift, it shows that you care. It’s such a simple gesture that can say a lot. Sure, nobody will judge you for having mediocre gift wrap, because they’ll appreciate the gift inside. However, when you take the time to get creative and innovative with your wrap, it shows the recipient that you went the extra mile, just to give them a beautiful presentation of their gift.

Sweater Gift Wrap

Use an old sweater to make an adorable sweater-wrapped gift!


Chalkboard Wrap

Create trendy & personalized messages with chalkboard gift wrap!


Stamped Kraft Paper

Create your own pattern with markers on a Kraft paper for a custom rustic-chic giftwrap!


Plaid Wrapping Paper

If you have plaid decor in your home, try wrapping most of the gifts in plaid, red, green, and gold. This selection of colors and patterns will turn the gifts into a wonderful decoration. Plaid is big this year, just ask Target!


Glam Wrap

Add a bit of glitz and glam to your gift with shiny gift wrap and glittered accents!


Santa Style

Make your gift bag look like Santa. How cute is this?!



 
Sherrie Carter
 

Free Christmas Printable Downloads

Make the holidays fun, creative, and easy with these FREE printable downloads I found. I recently purchased three different sets of gift tags from varying chain stores and they left a lot to be desired. Although pretty, they ripped easily and didn’t stick to the wrap well. This sent me on a mission to print my own and apply them with double-sided scotch tape. While searching, I also found wall signs, jar labels, activities and even emoji wrapping paper! I’ve added pins to the best ones, but there are so many more! Check out these 50 Christmas Printable Downloads from Personal Creations.

Modern Christmas Printables


Hot Chocolate Labels

Rustic & Plaid Printable Gift Tags

Christmas Sign Printables

Classic & Whimsical Printable Gift Tags

 
 
Sherrie Carter
 

Willow Tree Figures Make Wonderful Gifts

Looking for the perfect gift this season?

Willow Tree figures are beautiful, timeless items that make amazing sentimental gifts. I love seeing these gorgeous handcrafted items every time I visit one of our stores. They caught my attention this past Mother’s Day, and I purchased my first one for my mom. We normally do quirky and nerdy gifts, but this time I went meaningful… and it was a hit. It was a truly unique and unexpected gift that told a story of a daughter’s appreciation for her Mother. That’s merely one example of the feelings these gifts can create.

These intriguing figures come in a variety of styles, each representing a life milestone, special memory, a loved one, or a specific passion. The artist and creator intentional leaves the faces blank and the clothes plain, allowing the recipient to create their own image in their minds. This empty canvas for imagination makes the gift feel incredibly personal, mysterious, and meaningful.

If you’ve never seen a Willow Tree figure, view a few examples in the photos below. The real magic happens when you see them in person, and when you feel them. If you need a meaningful gift for someone special, visit any of our three locations to browse through the figures. Choose a few that you think would work. Then inspect each one individually. Pick it up and really look at it for a long time. The one that speaks to you and evokes the most emotion is the winner.

 

Family Members & Life Events

Willow Tree Figures

New Baby

Willow Tree Figures

Military Remembrance & Honor

 Willow Tree Figures