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The soft glow and gentle heat of a fireplace burning adds ambience to the season. As most know from the Clement Moore poem, ‘”Twas the Night Before Christmas,” decorating the fireplace for Saint Nicholas' arrival means Christmas Day is almost here. Christmas mantel decorations, such as garland, stockings and candles, make the season bright and the family ready for the holidays.
Stockings hung by the fireplace mean the holiday season is here. Holiday Lane stockings come in traditional designs with a choice of red, green or beige colors. They also offer needlepoint and tight-knit stockings covered in bears, snowmen and the jolly old man. For a more formal look, a Christopher Radko cotton velvet embroidered stocking has intricate patterns of reindeer, snowflakes and vines etched in gold. If art nouveau becomes your aim, take a look at Lenox stockings with unusual holly and ribbon motifs.
Stockings to hang by the fireplace need stocking holders, along with the other Christmas mantel decorations. Decorative yet practical, mantel hooks offer a quick way to dress up a room. Dazzling shiny stars, sayings about peace and hope, or one of a dozen cartoon characters beckon a family to choose them to grace the mantel.
Candles on a mantel or hearth welcome guests and family. Add a scent and the tone and mood of the evening becomes set for quiet conversation, stories of family and relaxing. Hudson votives are steel wire framed decorations that contain the flame in the shape of holiday icons such as trees. California Floral candleholders have a line of products that simulate pine branches and needles with votives scattered in the branching. Branches come in gold, silver or black with an array of colors in the votive. Lenox offers a small, intricately patterned sterling silver votive that shines as brilliantly as any star. Assortments of crystal candleholders are available as well, to match any decor.
Father Time follows Father Christmas in the holiday season. A mantel clock gives the holiday look an air of nobility. The rich wood finishes and gold or silver accents offer a pleasant backdrop to holiday activities. Choose a mantel clock with chimes or a song and one can easily make it to holiday appointments or shopping on time. Some clocks offer windows for watching rotating crystal inner workings—making it both charming to listen to or watch.
Christmas mantel decorations are the pièce de résistance of holiday decor. Outfit your fireplace for the holiday season at Macy's.