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Denise Willard: Hi! My name is Denise Willard and I’m from Décor by Denise. I’m here today to show you how to glow about decorating your tree for the holidays. Right now we are going to talk about all the items you need to get started. The first thing that is important ingredient is the tree, you need the purchase one and bring them into your home and set it up. It can be an artificial tree or a live three. The artificial trees are great because they come prelate, they also come with continues light meaning that if the ball burns out all the light stay led. They also come with the premade stand so that’s the great benefit. But if you like a live tree that’s great, a great option as well. We suggest either fir a blues firs or a scotch pine because those are the best trees for decorating they have the tidiest branches. So that’s the first thing to focus on is what kind of tree you want and also what size you want. Typically we recommend that will be about foot and half shorter than your ceiling height. So, this tree we have here is a seven half foot three, there are typically good standard trees from most homes but certainly you can go larger if you have a larger home. These are thing you want to focus on if you do go to live route is you definitely and nice strew stand that keeps the tree stable because that’s the big safety issue, we want to make sure the tree is not going to tip over. And secondly you want to make sure has a nice water reservoir because you want to make sure that, those trees save from hydrated as possible because again it’s a safety and fire issue if it’s not well hydrated. One way to prevent the tree from drying out too fast is when you bring at home; put it outside overnight with sugar water. You put a lot of sugar in the water, let it set outside it sucks up the sugar especially when they freshly cut the bottom and that keeps the tree from drying out too fast and that’s really, really key again not only because you want it to look pretty but also you want it to be a safe as possible. The other thing that you really need is some lights; here we have clear white lights. I personally prefer them but a lot of people like the color the multi colored lights and that’s fine too. Just need to make sure you buy enough lights. We recommend that you buy 100 lights or some maybe 100 to 125 lights per foot of tree. This tree has about 800 lights on it so that’s really key to remember as you go and purchase lights that you want to make sure if you go to artificial wrap but it has enough lights a lot of them don’t. Or if you go to a live route that you add enough lights to make it work for you. So that’s the basic ingredient here is the tree. Now, let’s talk about the other items. The next major item that you need is the step ladders because of us aren’t seven feet or eight feet tall right? So the step ladder is really key ingredient we want to make sure it’s a stable one it’s not some rigidity old kind of step ladder and then when you actually open it up its lays flatten the floor so that you’re not going to tip over and fall. And then the next key in the elements are all the items we are going to use to decorate the tree. Basically you them I lay out here, we need ornaments, we need hooks to hang of ornaments. So another we covered the main to ingredients that you need. Let’s talk about the other things that are really important all the decorations. We definitely want to incorporate as many decorations as possible. What we do today is we’re gong to incorporate some of the traditional elements from the past like the glass ball ornaments that you will see. We are also going to infuse some new decorating ideas that we talked about previously. We are going to include some pinecones, some berries and those are types of things in our tree so that you can get a feel for how we can leverages the past but also use them as new trends that we talked about previously. We are also going to incorporate a unique tree tapper where we use a traditional tapper but were some feel icicle sprays to really give it that new twist that we talk about previously. We are also going to incorporate some items from my personal stuffs of ornaments that are near to my heart that I love they are the whimsical types of ornaments and we recommend that everyone includes some of this in there tree because we want to and not only be beautiful at the end we also wanted to be your tree be very personalize to you. So, now let’s talk about what we need to cover the under part of the tree. The first thing we need is the tree skirt, so you want to make sure you get one enough to cover the span space under your tree. And then we also recommend some foe or point size which we are going to leverages today as well as some wrap gifts so it can really decorate the underneath portion of the tree and make it look really pretty. So is just as pretty as what are on the tree, so this is the items that you need to decorate your tree.