Hanukkah is a time Jewish families look forward to all year. Hanukkah means festival of lights, and is an eight day winter celebration. It is about family, friends, and traditions. Decorate your home with inexpensive decorations you will cherish for years to come. Traditional colors for Hanukkah are blue, white, and silver.
The first thing you want to do is decorate the outside of your home to welcome your guest and family. Hang blue and white Christmas lights around your windows, front door, shrubs, and walkways. Purchase a large wreath, silver or blue holiday ribbon, and silver and blue ornaments. You will also need green floral wire, scissors, and glue gun. Lay your wreath down on a large flat surface. Make a large bow with your holiday ribbon. Glue this bow to the top of the wreath. Glue your silver and blue ornaments around your wreath. You could also purchase a star of David ornament and glue it to the center of the wreath. Hang the wreath on your front door. Materials for these decorating ideas can be found at your local department or craft store. Go to www.hanukkahsale.com or www.traditionsjewishgifts.com to find inexpensive Hanukkah decorations.
Place a blue tablecloth on your dining room table. You can make an inexpensive Hanukkah table runner for your dinning room table. Purchase an expensive silver table runner, and a blue fabric pen. Draw the star of David on your table runner with your blue fabric pen. Put your table runner on top of your tablecloth. Use your menorah for the centerpiece. You can also use silver or blue place mats and napkins.
In your entryway have blue and white lights wrapped around the banister of your stairway, or entryway table. Place a small Hanukkah bush on an entryway table. Decorate with blue and white lights. Top the tree with a large star of David. Also decorate any large plants or trees in your home with blue and white lights.
If you have a fireplace, hang blue and white lights across your mantle. Decorate a Christmas garland with blue and silver decorations, and hang the garland across your mantle. Place your menorah on your fireplace mantle. You could also hang a star of David on the center of your fireplace.
There are endless decorating ideas you can use with the silver and blue holiday color combination. Involve your children and family when decorating for Hanukkah. This is a great time to start teaching them about Hanukkah traditions. For more information go to www.ehow.com.