Christmas trees are the centerpiece of holiday decorations in the Philippines. But since real fir, spruce, or pine trees aren’t very common here due to our humid climate. We make the most out of artificial ones by decking it with the best twinkling lights, glittery ribbons, and of course, colorful tree ornaments.
A staple in every Filipino household, a Christmas tree symbolizes the splendor and festiveness of the season. Whether short or tall, thin or wide – a Christmas tree always makes a home extra cozy thanks to the combination of ornaments all around it. In this article, we prepared a buying guide along with a list of our 10 recommended Christmas tree ornaments that you can purchase online.
From Christmas balls to tree toppers, let us guide you on what to consider when buying Christmas tree ornaments.
Dressing up a Christmas tree is one of the highlights of the holiday season. It can be as rich and festive as a rainbow, or it can be styled with a monochromatic design by using different shades of the same color. The best way to start is by choosing the Christmas balls for your tree.
Aside from the lights, these round ornaments serve as your “base”. Christmas balls are available in many sizes and finishes such as satin or matte, shiny and glittery. By focusing on a color scheme, for example, the traditional red and gold, you can easily trim down the options that you’ll see online.
When it comes to material, you can choose between plastic Christmas balls and glass baubles. The plastic kind is more budget-friendly. However, make sure that you get a shatter-proof variant, so it won’t easily break. Meanwhile, birthstone glass ball ornaments are a thoughtful gift idea to your loved ones as well as a great addition to your own tree.
While Christmas balls can mostly fill-up the tree, you can decorate it even more using a central theme for a cohesive look. You can achieve this by adding sentimental or “memorabilia ornaments,” which are chosen according to your favorite Christmas elements.
A few examples are the traditional Nutcracker, woodland critters and cottages, or perhaps based on a movie like The Grinch or A Charlie Brown Christmas.
For families with little kids, you can pick their favorite Christmas characters, for example, Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer, and the Gingerbread man. Other iconic holiday symbols also include angels, stars, bells, snowflakes, candy canes, and stockings.
Aside from Christmas balls, glass ornaments are also available in different shapes. You can also try egg-shaped or elongated ovals for a luxe design, icicle-shaped ornaments to represent winter and snow, teardrop-shaped ornaments, which look like mini chandeliers, and lamp-shaped ornaments to add a classic touch to your tree.
If you want a more personalized accent, some ornaments also come as mini picture frames where you can insert photos of your little ones and other members of the family. Meanwhile, other ornaments are engraved with Christmas phrases or words such as Hope, Love, Peace, and Noel, which add so much heart to your décor.
Tree picks and sprays such as florals, berries, pinecones, leaves, and twigs or branches can be used to fill in the gaps in the tree. They serve as subtle accents in your tree that can either follow your motif or add a new color to your tree.
Select tree picks that come with bendable stems, so it’ll be easier to tuck and shape them into the tree branches. One of the more popular florals are poinsettias, the December birth flower. Its shape and leaves symbolize the Star of Bethlehem, which led the 3 Wise Men to Jesus.
Meanwhile, ribbons and garlands add texture and a luxurious touch to your tree. You can either wrap them around the branches or create glittery bows for that extra sparkle.
Christmas trees are never complete without the twinkling lights. The warmth or coziness of the season is instantly achieved when the right string of lights is wrapped around your tree. For the best glowing effect, go for white or warm white LED lights. These enhance the look of your tree ornaments instead of competing with their colors.
Also, LED lights shine brighter than compact fluorescent lamps or CFL bulbs. These also produce less heat, which is helpful if you’re planning to light up the tree for long hours.
LED lights are also more energy-efficient, which means less electrical consumption. Of course, safety is of utmost importance, so make sure that the Christmas lights you purchase are DTI-approved.
Finally, add a Christmas tree topper to achieve the designer look that we typically see in the malls and hotels. This is a great holiday tradition that you can share with the kids. They can take a turn every year in putting the ornament on top of the decorated tree.
There are several types as well including the classic star, lightweight bows, figurines like Santa Claus and angels, and bouquets of faux flowers, leaves and berries. Choose a Christmas topper that goes with your theme and is proportional to the tree. For example, wide toppers such as stars are ideal for a full tree and elongated toppers are perfect for narrow trees.
On the other hand, Christmas tree skirts cover the base of your tree. It is a finishing touch that hides the legs or stand of the tree as well as the extra wires of the Christmas lights. It is also the perfect backdrop for your beautifully wrapped Christmas presents when you place them underneath the tree.
Here are 10 fun Christmas tree ornaments that you can purchase online so your tree can start looking merry and bright.
|Color||Mix of Red, Green and Brown|
|Dimensions||Star: 11 x 11 cm, Tree: 11 x 10 cm, Car: 10 x 11 cm, Heart-shaped: 11 x 9 cm|
|Quantity||1pc per pack|
|Color||Available in Silver, Gold, Red, Blue, Green and Purple|
|Dimensions||Size options: 3cm / 4cm / 5cm / 6cm / 8cm|
|Quantity||20pcs per pack|
|Color||White with gold accent|
|Dimensions||13 (L) x 10 (W) cm|
|Quantity||1pc per pack|
|Color||Natural wood with red ribbons|
|Dimensions||9.7 (L) x 7.2 (W) cm|
|Quantity||6pcs per pack|
10-pc set and 5-pc set
|Color||Available in Silver, Violet, Gold, Red, Green and Pink|
|Dimensions||5-pc set: 55 cm long|
|Quantity||Options: 10pcs per pack and 5pcs per pack|
|Color||Clear/transparent with red ribbon|
|Dimensions||Round: 7.5 x 9 cm, Star: 9 x 9.5 cm|
|Quantity||1pc per pack|
|Material||Felt cloth with fiber filling|
|Quantity||1pc per pack|
|Material||Wrought iron and plastic|
|Color||Available in Gold and Red|
|Dimensions||30 x 25 cm|
|Quantity||1pc per pack|
|Color||Warm White bulbs with dark green wire|
|Quantity||1 string of lights per box|
|Color||Available in White, Blue, Pink, Gold, Red, Silver, and Purple|
|Quantity||12pcs per pack|
Christmas Wooden Pendants
Best Quality Christmas Balls
Angel Tree Ornament
Christmas Words Wooden Ornaments
Christmas Pine Leaves
Picture Frame Ornament
Felt Handmade Christmas Ornaments
Glittering Star Tree Topper
Bright Christmas String Lights – Warm White
Artificial Poinsettia Flowers
Glowing Wooden Ornament for Your Little One
Christmas Balls for a Full Christmas Tree
Good Morning, Angels!
All You Need is Love
Glittery Tree Picks for That Extra Sparkle
The Best Memorabilia Ornament
Perfect for a Fun, Little Christmas Tree
Star of the Season
Let There Be Light!
The Most Popular Flower Every December
|Material||Wood||Plastic||Fabric||Wood||Not indicated||Plastic||Felt cloth with fiber filling||Wrought iron and plastic||LED bulbs||Plastic|
|Color||Mix of Red, Green and Brown||Available in Silver, Gold, Red, Blue, Green and Purple||White with gold accent||Natural wood with red ribbons||Available in Silver, Violet, Gold, Red, Green and Pink||Clear/transparent with red ribbon||Assorted||Available in Gold and Red||Warm White bulbs with dark green wire||Available in White, Blue, Pink, Gold, Red, Silver, and Purple|
|Dimensions||Star: 11 x 11 cm, Tree: 11 x 10 cm, Car: 10 x 11 cm, Heart-shaped: 11 x 9 cm||Size options: 3cm / 4cm / 5cm / 6cm / 8cm||13 (L) x 10 (W) cm||9.7 (L) x 7.2 (W) cm||5-pc set: 55 cm long||Round: 7.5 x 9 cm, Star: 9 x 9.5 cm||3-4 inches||30 x 25 cm||7 meters||13 cm|
|Quantity||1pc per pack||20pcs per pack||1pc per pack||6pcs per pack||Options: 10pcs per pack and 5pcs per pack||1pc per pack||1pc per pack||1pc per pack||1 string of lights per box||12pcs per pack|
In the YouTube video above by The Kinwoven Home – Live Your Style, DIY home décor, and style expert, Sharrah Stevens shares 11 easy steps on how to decorate a Christmas tree.
We can still celebrate this wonderful season while safely staying at home. There are tons of Christmas activities that we can share with the family to lift each other’s spirits. For example, you can crank up fun holiday albums while decorating your home or baking Christmas-themed cakes for the Noche Buena.
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With a fun mix of Christmas balls, handmade or sentimental ornaments, some florals or glittery twigs, and twinkling fairy lights, you can design your own showstopper from the comfort of your own house.
This holiday season, though we can’t go to the malls, hotels, and parks to admire grand holiday decorations, we can always put up Christmas trees at home. With a color motif and a theme in mind, decorating a Christmas tree can be less overwhelming and ultimately turn into a memorable holiday tradition for the whole family.
Author: Ayeza E. Mangulabnan
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