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Colonial Williamsburg creates DVD on making easy but elegant Christmas displays

WILLIAMSBURG®, the home furnishings and gifts brand of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, has released an innovative new DVD, “WILLIAMSBURG® Christmas Style.” Sharing her quick and easy ideas for capturing the
character of Colonial Williamsburg displays, home stylist Cindy Cragg leads the video through eight informative segments on decorating doors, windows, mantels and centerpieces. Along the way, she entertains viewers with stories of 18th-century Christmas traditions.

Walking through Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area during the Christmas season, guests admire the fragrant evergreen wreaths, swags adorned with fruit, and candles in every window. However, few have the time, skill or confidence to attempt them in their own home. Cragg’s versions are simplified and require only basic materials—a unique mix of fresh/faux fruit and foliage, and creative uses of WILLIAMSBURG products such as lanterns, iron decorating forms and sleigh bells.

“I think that WILLIAMSBURG has a very classic and timeless look,” said Cragg. “It can be formal or informal and mixes well with most any décor. It’s very adaptable.”

The DVD retails for $14.99 and is available at and Colonial Williamsburg retail stores.

The WILLIAMSBURG® brand offers fresh, spirited designs in all categories of home and gift. With products inspired by the 18th century and designed for today’s lifestyle, WILLIAMSBURG is the preeminent leader of American style. The WILLIAMSBURG Products Program includes 60 licensees producing more than 7,000 products under the WILLIAMSBURG and WILLIAMSBURG Reserve brands. It operates 24 retail stores, a mail-order catalog and an e-commerce site. Sales of WILLIAMSBURG products support the preservation, research and educational programs of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the not-for-profit organization that oversees the restored colonial capital in Williamsburg, Va. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is located 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit For product information, call 1-800-414-6291 or visit

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