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Top Three Tips to Transition Shop Your Décor from Thanksgiving to Christmas

Without a doubt, the time from November until the end of the year is the most magical time of the year. From Thanksgiving to Christmas and all the time between, we keep our family and friends nearby and we spend two months celebrating everything we're thankful for. Bright, beautiful decorations, sparkling lights and a touch of glitter only make this time more magical and more beautiful!

Decorating your flower shop is a perfect opportunity to embrace the magic of the season. Creating warm, welcoming decorations is both a fun project and a great way to welcome customers in for a visit. We know this time of year can be a little crazy in the florist industry, so we gathered our tips for creating decorations that transition seamlessly from Fall to the holidays. Choosing easy-to-transition decorations will enable you to celebrate without taking too much valuable time away from the customers and without breaking the bank.

Transitioning your decorations from Thanksgiving to Christmas is easy with a little planning and a lot of holiday magic! Here are our top three tips to decorate your flower shop this holiday season:

  1. Choose Complementary Color Palettes 

The color palette for your decorations is the cornerstone of the whole look. A strong, consistent color palette elevated ordinary holiday decorations into stunning, upscale décor!

When you get started envisioning your decorations and themes, it's tempting to choose completely distinct color palettes for every holiday. However, if the goal is to create décor that transitions smoothly between Thanksgiving and the holidays, the first trick is to choose colors that complement each other.

By choosing complementary color palettes, the decorations in for both holidays can be slightly altered and repurposed to create perfectly on-trend seasonal decorations.  For example, if your decoration color palette for Thanksgiving is filled with deep, warm reds and browns and bright oranges; choose a Christmas color palette that complements it! Switch out the orange pieces for gold, shimmering decorations and swap out your cornucopias for Christmas trees, then voila, you've got a perfect start to your Christmas décor!

  1. Focus on the florals

Decorating your shop with beautiful flowers is a perfect way to create displays that transition smoothly from Fall to the holiday. Choosing holiday decorations is so exciting - every store has been filled tiny pilgrims, plastic cornucopias and Christmas trees since September first! It's easy to go overboard buying extravagant decoration pieces that look nice at the store display, but when you set them up in your shop you realize they're cluttering the lobby and you can only keep them out for a few weeks.

Instead, embrace the beauty of nature. You put so much time, detail and love into your designs and you should put the same into your shop! Show off all the beauty and skill your shop has to offer by focusing you holiday decoration on your product: flowers! Choose a classic flower that goes well with the season and your color palette, and use it throughout all your decorations. All you have to do is change up the other flowers it's arranged with to match the season-specific colors and themes. Poinsettias are a holiday season classic because of their beautiful deep red color and their blooming season, so they make a great core flower to decorate with throughout the entire November to Christmas time-period.

  1. It's all in the details!

Small details go a long way in holiday décor! They transform your bigger pieces and elevate by tying them together! Rather than choosing holiday-specific details, choose details that look nice for the whole season. This allow those pieces to remain from November to Christmas, carrying the changing pieces seamlessly into the next holiday. We love timeless pieces like red plaid accents, metallics, pinecones and birchwood décor. You can work these into your décor is the little details, like metallic mercury glass votives, birchwood planters, and tablecloths accented with red plaid.