Only a little over a week until Christmas! That means planning for the festivities are in full swing. Still looking for some decoration ideas for the big Christmas dinner? You’ve come to the right place!
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We’ve finally entered the Christmas season! As the Pumpkin Spice Lattes of the fall begin to disappear, the act of people putting trees in their houses and decorating them begins. Pretty weird tradition when you take a step back and think about it.
The average American doesn’t spend more than $300 on their tree and its decorations. But this post isn’t about the average Christmas tree – its about the craziest, most expensive Christmas trees in the world!
Then there’s the tree at the Ginza Tanaka jewelry store in Tokyo. The golden Christmas tree is valued at over $2 million. The 6.6 ft tall tree consists of 42 pounds of pure gold and wiring. Talk about excessive.
However, this tree isn’t even close to as expensive as the tree which stood in an Abu Dhabi hotel in 2010. The tree, standing at over 36 feet tall, was decorated with silver and gold ornaments and bows. Most of the value of the tree came from the fact that it was also decorated with diamond jewelry. The total value: over $11 million!!
Next, we have the Swarovski Christmas tree from 2013. Located in the Hong Kong International Airport, the tree was decorated with over a million Swarovski crystals. The estimated cost: about $15 million!
So, whats the most expensive Christmas tree you can buy online? That would be a 20 foot tall tree from ChristmasLightsEtc.com . It’s only $9,000!
For a more complete list, see here.
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This Year’s Cup:
In 2016, there were 13 Starbucks holiday cups, all designed by customers.
Plain and boring. Lots of people complained that it wasn’t “Christmas-y” enough, but we think its just flat out boring.
Some holiday spirit on the cups, but still pretty dull.
Decorated with ornaments, the 2013 Starbucks holiday cups followed the design style of the time.
Love these festive cups from 2012, especially the snowman!
Very similar to the 2012 holiday cups and also quite festive.
Again, in the same vein as the 2012 and 2011 Starbucks holiday cups, but this time with a hint of white.
One of the latest holiday-specific Starbucks holiday cups.
The festive sleeve is about the only interesting part of this cup.
The holiday season is finally here! Which means family gatherings and drinking loads of wine to make them tolerable. Here are some of the coolest wine glasses so you can ignore your Aunt asking you questions in style.
1) Hand-Painted Wine Goblets
2) Stainless Steel Wine Glasses
3) Prescription Wine
4) Waterford Crystal Wine Glasses
5) Hand-Painted Peacock Wine Glass
6) Aerating Stemless Wine Glass
7) Pink Beach Wine Glass