The holiday fireplace will delight children and adults alike when you decorate it with vintage Christmas garland and stockings. In days of yore, the holiday fireplace was decorated as an welcoming entryway for Santa, who of course came down the chimney to deliver toys to all good girls and boys. As times changed, and central heat and air became commonplace, homes were more frequently built without fireplaces and the tradition of decorating the hearth fell to the wayside.
But your home can bring the tradition back to life with vintage Christmas garland wrapped or draped lovingly around the mantle. And why not bring back the Christmas stockings as well? Children love opening the small gifts, candy and fruit while waiting for their turn to open a Christmas gift from Santa.
Be careful when adding candles to your mantle. Make sure they are not too close to your vintage Christmas garland.