Been trying to decide how to decorate the Christmas tree at church this year? Is there always some kind of complaint no matter how hard you try to make everyone happy? Tired of looking at the same Christmas tree decorations for the last ten years? Then you’ve came to the right place.
Make decorating the church and Christmas tree at church a group event. Pick an evening for everyone to come in for a potluck dinner and a decorating party. If people choose not to attend they cannot complain later about the way things were done. When complaints come up just say oh how sorry you are they missed the decorating party and how much you missed them.
I think elegant and classy is the way to go when decorating a Christmas tree at church.
Five Tips for Decorating the Christmas Tree at Church
Use Artificial Christmas Trees – Some people are allergic to real trees and you do not want any allergic reactions. Also artificial trees can be used over and over for many years. I prefer the Christmas trees that already have lights built in.
Expect on having at lest two Christmas tree at church this year. Picking the amount of Christmas trees to use will depend on how big your platform is. But always have at least one in the foyer and one or more on the platform
On the Christmas tree in the foyer you can hang the cards with children’s wishes, from Toys for Tots or similar program your church participates in. This makes it easy for everyone to see them and gentle reminder to get their shopping done soon.
Christmas Tree Decorations – Pick one or two colors and stick with them. Do not go all crazy with a million different colors. Some good color combinations are gold and silver, red and gold, red and silver, purple and silver, and blue and silver. Resist the urge to use red and green. Use a solid colored Christmas tree skirt to hid the stand.
Christmas Lights – Plain white lights always look great. They will also accent the colors you have chosen to use well. Getting an artificial tree will save a lot of the time it takes decorating. Set them to stay on all the time. No blinking unless you decide to buy the more expensive lights that allow you to adjust the speed, then pick a rhythm that is slow and relaxing.
Garland – Resist the urge to use the fuzzy messy stuff and please do not use icicles in the church, save those for at home if you must use them this year. The cleaning people will be appreciative. Instead use a large ribbon in a color that matches the color theme you chose.
Christmas Tree Topper – Go with a crown of thorns or the classic star, both are excellent choices for decorating in a church. Stay away from anything that lights up, blinks or moves, they do not belong on the Christmas tree at church.
Merry Christmas and Happy decorating!