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Christmas Tree Skirts

Welcome the joy of Christmas into your home with fresh decorating touches for the family Christmas tree. Dress it up in style with a colorful, practical Christmas tree skirt. The center of a home’s Yuletide celebration, we always lavish our trees with our decorating skills and resources, bedecking them from angel or star topped point down through the twinkling lights, ornamented and tinsel strewn boughs. And there often decorating ends, as presents are heaped on carpet or bare floor beneath the tree, surrounding the highly visible Christmas tree stand, itself designed for utility, not aesthetics. Over the years, this chunky necessity has grown even larger and more unsightly to increase watering intervals and preserve our trees longer.

Having lavished all that decorating attention into making your Christmas tree a testament to your design skills and love of the Season, complete its presentation with one of the many tree skirts available to match your tree’s lights and ornamentation.

The origins of the Christmas tree skirt harken back to days of yore when sturdy brown mats were set beneath the Yule tree to keep the candle wax dripping from its boughs from marring rugs and flooring. The brown mats vanished with the advent of Christmas tree lights and white sheets, often bedecked with cotton, were spread to catch pine needles. The Christmas tree skirt is made from an opened-sided, rounded piece of fabric fashioned to cover the tree stand and extend outward to catch falling pine needles. It serves as a colorful backdrop to presents awaiting eager discovery.

A Christmas tree skirt can be attached to itself. Many come with a Velcro strip, or hooks, buttons or ribbons to secure the ends, preventing shifting as presents are moved about. Or it can be left open to allow easy access to the watering stand. For safety’s sake, the circumference of your tree should determine the circumference of your Christmas tree skirt. A too-wide tree skirt may trip those walking—or running—past the room’s newly added floor covering.

Colorful Christmas tree skirt choices abound. Some are decorated on both sides, letting you alternate design and color from year to year. Some have lavish designs to accent an area’s seasonal design features, while others are kept intentionally simple, not detracting from the trimmed tree.

The Lenox Holiday Nouveaux Tree Skirt is made of a washable, cotton and polyester fabric. Its ivory background complements the red background of coordinated Lenox Holiday Nouveaux table linens and tablecloths, whose integrated festive theme is created by a unifying holly, red berry and ribbon design. The tree skirts’ ribbons are gold and plaid and echo the Lenox Holiday Nouveaux pattern. The Christmas tree skirt is trimmed with an elegant gold and ivory cording. The skirt’s five foot diameter is ample for most any sized tree, and provides substantial protection from dropping pine needles and extra wear.

Christmas tree skirts are an easily overlooked holiday decorating feature that can add a distinctive touch to your Yuletide festivities.

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