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Decorating expert provides holiday secrets at Celebrations

Holiday decorating expert Cindy Cragg demonstrates the secrets of creating nature-inspired Christmas decorations at Celebrations in Merchants Square this holiday season.

Solid design principles and a touch of whimsy are paramount as Cragg provides practical decorating tips during her “Decking the Halls” class 10:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 28-29. Find success in layering, mix and match, and then add texture and panache. Cragg shares the rules and when to break them.

No one should be in the dark if they follow Cragg’s first rule of holiday tree trimming: lights, lights and more lights. Have fun with ribbon, add color and eye-stopping accents and watch as guests wonder in awe. Cragg reveals the rest of her secrets during the “Creating the Perfect Christmas Tree” session 10:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 5-7 at Celebrations.

Creating a stunning centerpiece for the holiday table is never difficult with Cragg’s helpful hints. Color, fullness, and prominence – mixed with some unpredictability – combine to make it memorable. Find all of Cragg’s tips on the web at

More inspiration is waiting just around the corner. Steps away, a stroll through the Historic Area and its renowned Christmas decorations provides an additional ideas and a festive holiday mood along with rare options: dining in an authentic colonial tavern or enjoying the crisp seasonal air during a leisurely carriage ride through Virginia’s 18th-century capital city. It’s an experience that creates memorable holiday traditions.

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