|Written by Bill Hanks|
As soon as Thanksgiving is over, teachers and office personnel start decorating their bulletin boards for Christmas.¬† This article will give you some ideas and tips for decorating your bulletin board for Christmas.
Step One; Pick a theme.¬† Any theme will work that relates to Christmas.¬† Depending on where you are at, some do not allow nativity scenes.¬† Always make sure that you have an okay to proceed with a nativity or religious theme.¬† Here is a list of theme ideas.¬† Candy Cane, Gingerbread House, Sleigh Ride, Stockings, Rural Holiday, Snow Sports, Christmas Cookies, Santa's Workshop,Reindeer Games, Snowmen, Snowflakes, Wildlife, Evergreen Tree Forest, Snow Mountains, Downtown City Shops just to mention a few.¬† I saw one board that had a donation tree on it.¬† there were colored little envelopes.¬† People could place a small card with a pledge to a charity of their choice.¬† the envelopes were left open.¬† This was to encourage others to look and see what¬†had been¬†done.¬† No pledge was too small or too large.¬† You might even consider paper ornaments. You could set a limit if you want.¬† Pick¬†a theme¬†and go with it.
Back board Base Color.¬† Try to stay with a solid holiday color.¬†¬† Try to avoid Green and Red.¬† Go with blue, gold, silver, light pink or a purple shade.¬†I have even seen gift wrap paper used.¬†If you can use a fabric instead of paper, do so.
Decorations.¬† Put some old things to good use.¬† Old Christmas cards have all types of things to use.¬† You can cut them out and put them to good use.¬† Cotton balls can be used for snow and snowmen.¬† Buttons can be used as ornaments.¬† Beans of all colors can be used as bricks and ornaments, too.¬† Pipe cleaners can be painted and used for items.¬† toothpicks can be used to help give a three dimensional view on certain items.¬† Little silver bells can also be put to use.
Border your Board.¬† You can use evergreen garland, a homemade construction paper chain, lights, silver tassel string, bows in the corners and even wrapping ribbon or string.
One tip, I would give you is this.¬† Ask others to get involved.¬† Gather ideas and help.¬† The more the merrier, as they say.¬† Getting more involve also adds to the holiday spirit.