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Christmas is Coming! New Ideas to Spruce Up Your Home for the Holidays

Make your mantle shine with our hand-cast and hand-polished Solid Brass Stocking Holders, designed to secure stocking without nails or tacks.  Choose from four festive designs:  Sleigh, Reindeer, Snowman or Angel. Custom engraved free of charge. $39.99 each, or $34.99 for two or more HERE.  Exclusive to Lillian Vernon.  Our NEW festive Fabric Stockings are roomy and ready to hang! Choose from Santa, Elf and Snowflake, $24.99 HERE  Personalized Monogrammed Throw Blanket, in Khaki, Gray or Navy, $49.99



Whether you’ve already decked your halls for Christmas, or just beginning, it’s always a good idea to combine the old with the new:  Family heirlooms and keepsakes, mixed with fresh ideas for the new season.  When the boxes come down from the attic, take a quick inventory of what you should keep and what needs updating.  Is your tree skirt looking so 10 years ago?  Do you need some festive pillows on your chairs or sofa?  How about decorating a mini-tree in your child’s room this year?  Whatever you decide, show off your personal style and get ready for Santa!

Following are some tips you may want to incorporate into your home:

-Personalize your stockings and tree skirt to match. Start a new tradition and save money by re-using each year. Shop our matching Natural Pines Personalized Stocking and Tree Skirt HERE.

-Add a simple monogrammed throw blanket to update your sofa

-Add magnolia or boxwood garland to your mailbox

-Let there be light:  Make a path of lanterns with battery-operated pillar candles leading to your front door, or use on your mantle, buffet or dining table without having to worry about a hazard

-Make a string of garland with your Holiday Cards attached to rustic string.  Add candy canes to get you in the spirit.

-Use decorative multi-use beverage tubs for anything from fat wood, gifts, bubbly, wine, ornaments and gift baskets.  Fill up with small gifts, wine or the recipient’s favorite things.

-Use beautifully wrapped (empty) gifts to decorate (and give height to) a buffet table, or to set a show-stopping scene under your Christmas Tree.  Use different size boxes but similar patterns or colors, such as different plaids, golds, silver, etc.

-Make a side table into the Advent display, and light one large pillar for each week of advent.  Decorate with fresh pine, holly and boxwood.

-Change your sofa pillows to fit with the festive season or personalize for yourself or as a great gift.

-Use garland and bows to hide unsightly lighting wires inside and out


Shop our full Collection of Holiday Décor HERE

Personalized matching Natural Pines Tree Skirt and Stocking, $79.99 and $29.99, customized for free. This popular, evergreen tree skirt is made of 100% natural cotton for the face and 100% polyester for the backing with embroidered personalization complementing the holly and pine motif.  Special Delivery Personalized Canvas Postal Gift Bag is perfect for many gifts, or one large one. Re-use it each year to make special memories. 24×30″ long, $19.99 each or two or more only $16.99 each. Shop our Personalize Ornaments HERE.


Two pillows in One! On the left, our Reserved For Santa Wrap Pillow and Jingle Bell Burlap Pillow by Mud Pie are versatile with or without the wrap. Red Burlap pillow alone $20.99 and Jingle Bell Wrap, $11.99. On the right, our Personalized Bayberry Wreath Wrap & Burlap Pillow by Mud Pie, can be used with or without the wrap. Burlap pillow alone, $12.99; Personalized Wreath Wrap, $14.99




Our festive tub can double as an oversized gift basket! Handled tin beverage tub features “Merry Merry” printed burlap exterior. Metal tub measures 9″ x 13 1/2″. Use for gifts, wood, as a centerpiece, or bubbly cooler. $29.99






Kids will squeal with delight when they see their own personalized Jumbo Felt Stocking filled to the brim with Santa’s gifts. Only found at Lillian Vernon, the giant stocking is embellished with snowflakes and is 36″long. Now ON SALE for $29.99 (was $49.99!) HERE.  Knit Prancing Reindeer Pillow, $49.99; shop all Ornaments HERE






Holiday hopes and wishes expressed on our exclusive, personalized hand-drawn, ceramic ornaments by Beverly Hills calligrapher Jillian Yee-Pham. Includes gold ribbon for hanging.  Buy one or the whole set:  Hope, Faith, Peace and Love, $12.99 each HERE

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