There's no shame in taking the traditional route with your holiday décor, and nothing says Christmas like brightly colored lights and red ribbon.
Hang little birds and small plastic fruits on the tree (both can be purchased in a floral supply store), along with big, colorful lights. Buy simulated French wire ribbon to save money, and wrap it around the tree for some old-fashioned flavor.
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