The Stockings Were Hung on the Stair With Care?

The Stockings Were Hung on the Stair With Care?

Regina Yunghans
Dec 6, 2010

Decorating the mantle or the tree might be a common activity for many of us right about now. But what about decorating the stair? Without a fireplace in my childhood home, we always hung the stockings from the stair rail. On Christmas morning, we'd all peek inside while sitting on the stairs. Here are a few other ideas for making the stairway into holiday-central in your home:

  • Candles: Especially if you have a particularly wide stair or landing. We'd avoid it on our very narrow stair, but this sure is pretty.
  • Candy: Place it in a container like these mugs or maybe paper cones for something more lightweight. It'll be there all season for a little sweet as you walk upstairs.
  • Garland: Some real garland can even take the place of a Christmas tree, and it's really beautiful running up a stair.
  • Banner: Hang a holiday message that runs right up the staircase.
  • Lights: If you have an outlet handy, lights can really draw the eye up the railing, which can be striking. We love the festive string of lights and crystals pictured up top.

(Images: Real Simple, House to Home, Canadian House & Home, Southern Living, Ruby Slippers)

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