Christmas means different things to different people. For some, it holds great spiritual significance. For others, it’s one of the few times a year where they are able to reconnect with the ones they love. And for others, it’s a much-needed day off work, or a chance to snuggle up next to someone special. The holidays can mean any number of things, and if Nashville legend’s new Christmas album, A Holly Dolly Christmas, has one consistent message, it’s come all ye … well, everyone. The album also features incredible duets with some of Dolly’s dearest friends including Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon and Willie Nelson, plus a special song with her brother, Randy Parton.
In a year that’s felt incredibly divisive by any measure, Parton’s been a steadying voice of compassion, empathy, and fairness. As someone who grew up having to do without and who has been misunderstood or underestimated for much of her career, it makes sense that Dolly is quicker to embrace than pass judgment. It’s an outlook that has led her to fight the good fight for decades. But in 2020, it’s her simple down-home warmth and kindness that we appreciate most. It feels like the kind of gift we could all stand to find under the tree.
Don’t wait until the last minute to get your holiday decorations ordered and installed. Make plans before the snow arrives! With 10 weeks until Christmas, it’s time to start thinking about exterior holiday lighting. Snow is around the corner and chilly temperatures are on the way. Installing your exterior lights before the snow arrives makes everything easier.
Nothing about 2020 has been normal, so why should Christmas be any different? This is the year to try new things, break from the mundane tasks that make the holidays stressful and focus what’s really important to you and your family. Spend more time doing the fun things and less time decorating.
You can cross exterior holiday decorating off your to-do list today by calling Decorate CB to schedule your holiday lighting installation. It’s that easy to get ahead. And, while you’re at it, ask about Christmas tree and interior installations too. More to come on Christmas trees next week!
When is snow coming? Keep an eye on the weather with our favorite weather forecasters! Our valley’s mountains make their own weather and accurate weather forecasts are important around here. It’s not uncommon for it to be dumping snow in Crested Butte and sunny in Gunny, and that’s why Flying Cracker is one of Decorate CB’s most reliable resources for weather forecasting in the Gunnison Valley. We also love Open Snow specifically for the forecast at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.
Each year my husband and I purchase one Christmas ornament that represents a milestone from the past year for our sons. It became a family tradition to remind us of things like – when the boys lost their first tooth, hunted their first elk, or proudly grew a mustache. Our Christmas ornaments capture our memories in a family tradition that can be handed down for generations.
The search for the perfect ornament is one of the trickiest tasks on my holiday “to do” list. (Imagine searching for a mustache ornament!) Over the years, I’ve found my most tried and true local partner in the search for obscure ornaments to be Into the Woods located on Main Street in Gunnison. And because they are open year round, I can search for that perfect ornament anytime of year. The owners will even hand paint the year and our son’s name on the ornament at no cost.
Ornament boxes keep each boy’s ornaments safe for future years. And when the boys have their own family, we will hand these boxes of ornaments over to them. The ornaments just might prompt our boys to tell grand stories of their youth to their children. And just maybe, when we come to visit, we can pick an ornament off their tree to share our own version of the story to our grandchildren. The ornaments become storytellers that keep family memories alive from generation to generation. Decorate CB knows how important an ornament can be. And when we help you store your decorations for safe keeping, we treat them as if they were our own.
Enjoy the scent of Christmas with live greenery during the holiday season! Nothing beats the scent of Christmas from fresh cut greenery. In fact, the scent may be the most appealing thing about live decorations. Use fresh greenery wherever you can, whether it’s in wreaths, garlands, sprays, or arrangements. The smell will permeate the room and immediately put you in the seasonal mood. Subscribe to Decorate CB to make sure you meet ordering deadlines for live greenery!