These clever products and expert tips will help you trim a lovely holiday tree and stash and organize the decorations so you'll easily find them next year.
By Laura Serino
Lights, ornaments, action! Paul Olszewski, director of windows at Macy's Herald Square, offers his designer tips for decorating a tree from start to finish.
Select a tree with airier branches—like a balsam fir—for accommodating an assortment of ornaments and garlands. If you need a tree that can support larger pieces or heavy balls, choose one with strong branches that won't sag with weight, such as a blue spruce.