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There are more than 500 holiday ornaments to choose from, modern expressions of traditional holiday trimmings with an artisan touch that celebrate all that is creative and classic. With probably the widest assortment of décor in town, SM Home shares some holiday ideas inspired by Christmas traditions from around the world.

An American classic

The United States has many different traditions and ways that people celebrate Christmas because of its multi-cultural nature. A typical celebration of Christmas Day in America mixes Irish, Austrian, Italian, Polish and Belgian traditions into something that is its own.

Take inspiration from Chicago for a red and white palette.

What we can call an all-American classic captures the homey warmth of the holidays — with rich reds and wintry whites that never go out of style. A touch of silver adds sophistication while green suggests fresh pine.

Joyeux Noel

In France, Christmas is called Noel, which comes from the phrase “les bonnes nouvelles,” or “the good news.” Yule logs made out of cherry wood are often burned in French homes and is sprinkled with red wine to give it an exquisite aroma when it is burning. This comes from an ancient tradition in which farmers would use part of the log to ensure good luck for next year’s harvest.

The iconic holiday pair: Santa and the Snowman.

Bring a Parisian glow and the warmth of Christmas to your home with a shimmering palette of gold and silver with a touch of antique brass and champagne.

Northern Lights Christmas

One of the highlights of a visit to Lapland is an early evening adventure in search of the Northern Lights. Sometimes they develop a riot of colors, green interspersed with waves of red, blue and violet dancing across the sky. The magic of this natural phenomenon with colors dancing in the skies has to be seen to be believed.
Light up your Christmas tree with an aurora borealis-like glow and add a wave of aqua for that wintry feel.

‘Tis the season to indulge in sweetness!

Tropical holiday

Not all Christmases are white, and if you live in the tropics, all is merry, sunny and bright.
SM Home brings out the child in each of us with sweet dessert ornaments — cupcakes, ice cream and doughnuts — in pretty pastels: baby blue, creamsicle, cotton candy and chartreuse.

GLITTERY and golden picks for Christmas.

The latest Christmas décor collection is available at the SM Home section at all SM Stores. Also, visit their largest Christmas Décor Display at the SM Home section in SM Makati and SM Aura Premier.

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