Stockings aren’t the only decoration that can adorn a fireplace.
BY PARKER BOWIE LARSON
Fire has always been a fascination of the human race, and thus, the importance of hearth and home makes a lot of sense. In fact, for many, the hearth is the central gathering place during the holidays. After all, the most popular songs conjure images of cozying up to a roaring fire as snow falls outside or roasting chestnuts over it—and as we all know, the fireplace is where Santa makes his grand entrance on Christmas Eve.
With the holiday frenzy upon us and the checklist that entails, we know it can seem daunting to come up with new ways to keep your mantel fresh and exciting for the holidays. But don’t take our word for it: We asked the experts for their suggestions on how to decorate this beloved part of the house. From fruit to a floral extravaganza, read on for 33 dazzling Christmas mantel decoration ideas. Your stocking holders will be the last thing people see.