Mantel Christmas decorations ideas – festivity around the fireplace

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The fireplace gathers us on Christmas Eve and we want to assist you making it a main focal point in your living room. If you find it difficult to come up with something new every year but still want to make your mantelpiece stand out, have a look at the Mantel Christmas decorations ideas.

Mantel Christmas decorations ideas – how it all began

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Mantel Christmas decorations ideas existed centuries ago since the fireplace was the most important place in the family life. There is a custom that on Christmas Eve an enormous log, called the Yule log, would be solemnly carried to the house and the master of the house would put it into the fireplace saying the prayers and sprinkling the log with oil, salt and mulled wine. The youngest of the children in the family would lit the log. It was believed that the cinders of the Yule log could protect the house from the malevolent powers. This custom dates back in time and is popular in most Europeans countries. Today smaller logs are placed on the tables as Christmas decorations.

Modern mantel Christmas decorations ideas

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Modern mantel Christmas decorations ideas offer us a wide variety of choices and styles – traditional, country, unusual – everything is allowed in order to achieve a striking look. Candles, garlands of evergreens thickened with Christmas ornaments, wreaths of all kinds, shapes and colours, sparkling Christmas lights, ribbons, personalised fireplace Christmas ornament or the traditional stockings – we see all types of designs.

 

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 Holiday decoration in traditional colors

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  Mantel decorated with deer and burning candles

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  Elegant mantel decoration with a garland and candle holders

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Christmas garland with golden ornaments and lights

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An ivy garland and snowflakes  decoration

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  Blue and white ribbons and ornaments

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Burning candles always add holiday atmosphere

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 Traditional  red and green garland with golden accents

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 Elegant candles

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 A garland of blue and silver

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 Traditional wreath and garland in green with purple accents

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  Modern look to traditional colours – red pomegranates and trees in pots

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 Mantelpiece decoration with stockings and wreath

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