Holiday Decorating Made Simple with Sam’s Club

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Inspiring ideas and tips for holiday decorating

A Christmas Tree How-To Guide

Holiday decorations make celebrations more festive and Sam’s Club is making it simple with “A Christmas Tree How-To Guide” that offers inspirational ideas for decorating at home this holiday season. According to a 2008 study, 45 percent of consumers decorate their homes for the holidays the weekend after Thanksgiving*. Visit the Trim-A-Tree tab on the Sam’s Club facebook page to see an array of styles, vote for your favorite or get the guide at .

“Decorating for the holidays is a great family tradition. At Sam’s Club, members can find simple and affordable ways to create unique seasonal decor,” said Erica Harmon, senior buyer at Sam’s Club. “From pre-lit Christmas trees to beautiful ornaments to decorative ribbon and wreaths, Sam’s Club has everything members need to get creative this holiday season.”

Holiday Decorating Made Simple
Sam’s Club asked home décor expert and event planner Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs to share her fun and affordable holiday decorating ideas. Visit to see her ideas. Correale also has these general tips:

Choose a Motif – Select a decorating motif that coordinates with existing home décor or a favorite holiday theme. Use keepsake ornaments to complement the theme, or choose one of Sam’s Club’s pre-packaged themed ornament sets including “Shades of Glamour,” “Sweet,” “Traditional” or “Icy Dreams.”

Trim the Tree – Save time by using a pre-lit artificial Christmas tree. Before trimming the tree, spread the tree branches out evenly to ensure the tree looks full. Use Sam’s Club decorative ribbon to create a tree topper. Place the tree topper on first and work from the top down. Use coordinating ribbon as garland or to create mini-versions of the tree topper. As a final touch, hang Sam’s Club shatterproof ornaments throughout the tree to fill in any remaining empty spaces.

Decorate the Entire House – To get a professionally designed look, incorporate the holiday motif throughout the entire house. Use remaining décor items, including ribbon, garland, lights and ornaments to decorate chandeliers and mirrors or to make beautiful napkin rings and centerpieces.

Keepsake Ornaments – Incorporate keepsake ornaments on the tree when possible or display on table tops or other areas throughout the home to honor the past and special mementos.

For additional ideas and tips on holiday decorating and entertaining from Sam’s Club, visit the Holidays Made Simple website at or download the Sam’s Club mobile application to your iPhone, Android or BlackBerry.

Join the Conversation Online
Sam’s Club now offers unique ways for members to engage with one another and receive information. Twitter and Facebook users can get the latest news and hot items of the day by following or becoming a fan of Sam’s Club. To find Sam’s Club on Facebook, visit Tweet on Twitter by following @samsclub and @samsclubdeals to stay up-to-date.

About Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club is a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The first Sam’s Club opened its doors in Midwest City, Okla., in 1983. Today, Sam’s Club serves more than 47 million U.S. Members with locations nationwide, as well in Brazil, China and Mexico. Sam’s Club saves its members on average 30.4 percent over grocery and specialty retailers by offering superior values on quality merchandise and services for home or work. Saving is made simple at Sam’s Club. Visit for more information.

*Unity Marketing’s “The Christmas and Seasonal Decorations Report 2010 Update,” May 2010


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