The tradition of bringing a live tree into the home at Christmastime allowed families to celebrate nature during a dark & cold time of the year. Natural, living Christmas decorations add such a wonderful touch to your home, especially when the weather is frightful outside! The smell of fresh pine just says “Christmas” to me. There are so many ways you can use natural pieces to decorate your home this Christmas. Midwest Living helps you get started with their list of 35 natural decor ideas. I love the simplicity of the centerpiece in the photo above. Pine, pinecones & lanterns. Simply lovely!