Christmas Checklist (Day 12): Still Time to Trim the Tree

Quite a few families already have their Christmas trees up and decorated, but some of us are just catching up on our holiday decorations after a hectic Thanksgiving and a busy week of shopping. There’s still plenty of time to get a tree and decorate it with time to spare for Christmas. Take a look at two of our favorite pre-lit artificial trees, and get some last-minute ornaments to trim the tree or put to use as hostess gifts this season.


Artificial Christmas Trees

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6-Ft. Pre-Lit Pop-Up Christmas Trees 
7-Ft. Pre-Lit Trees


Ornaments Under $5

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Sentiment Globe Ornaments
NFL Sled Ornaments

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Lighted Marquee Monogram Ornaments
Set of 6 Mini Mason Jar Ornaments


Christmas Fun Fact #12

DID YOU KNOW: Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states in America. Somewhere between 25-30 million Christmas trees are sold in the U.S. each year, while 300-350 million are currently planted to meet the future demand. The average growing time for a real tree is around seven years, and the states producing the most trees yearly are Oregon, North Carolina and Wisconsin, among others. Trim your tree with some tips below.


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Ideas for Hosting a Tree-Trimming Party
The holiday season is a crazy time of year. Between holiday shopping and getting the house ready to host all of the out-of-town guests, you also have to get the tree decorated. Holiday decorating is a big task. One easy way to help get your holiday decorating started while making it feel like less of a chore is by hosting a tree trimming party. Here are five quick ideas to make your holiday decorating party festive and productive.

Christmas Checklist (Day 11): Wrap Presents Like a Pro

Just a reminder that today is the final day to order personalized gifts to get them delivered by Christmas. It’s also the perfect day to finish off your hunt for the perfect gifts and stock up on gift bags to wrap presents like a pro. If you’re trying to avoid the headache of wrapping gifts yourself, check out our selection of decorative gift bags and gift card holders. And if you have your heart set on wrapping gifts, check out our article below.


Simplify with Gift Bag Sets

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28-Pc. Holiday Gift Bag Set
42-Pc. Designer Holiday Bag Sets
Holiday Northwoods Kraft Gift Bag Set

Creative Gift Card Holders

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Snow Globe Gift Card Holders
Sets of 6 Felt Gift Card Holder Tags
Don’t Count on It™ Gift Card Puzzle


Christmas Fun Fact #11

Gift cards have been on a steady rise in popularity over the last decade. In fact, the average person bought at least two gift cards in 2015. But even though gift cards are one of the most frequently requested gifts, they have yet to show that they’re valued across the board. In fact, it’s estimated that nearly $1 billion in gift cards went unused in 2013, and about a 3rd of that the following year. A big percentage of these numbers comes from people losing the physical gift card, giving priority to digital gift cards as the solution for the near future.


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6 Tips to Make Your Holiday Presents Look Professional
Let’s face it. We can’t all be Martha Stewart, no matter what we see on Pinterest. It’s okay. If you want to up your gift presentation game this holiday season we’ve got you covered. From picking the perfect wrapping paper and color selection to embellishments and tricks for using double-sided tape for a clean, classy look, here are 6 tips to make your holiday presents look like you paid some professional to do the work for you.

Christmas Checklist (Day 10): Personalized Gift Ideas

We all want to find perfect Christmas gifts for everyone on our lists. We want to give gifts that’ll be cherished, meaningful gifts that’ll show the people in our lives how much they mean to us. Sometimes all a gift needs is a personal touch to make it really stand out. LTD has a variety of personalized gifts for everyone. Check out some of our personalized gift ideas for sports fans, personalized jewelry, and family gifts to surprise holiday hosts below. But don’t wait! The deadline to get personalized gifts delivered by Christmas is December 1st.


Gifts for Sports Fans

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Personalized NHL Locker Room Prints
Personalized NFL Stitched Jersey Prints
Personalized MLB Locker Room Prints

Personalized Jewelry

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Personalized Five Hearts Name Bracelets
Personalized Always in My Heart Locket
Personalized Heart Pendants

Gifts for Families

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Personalized Family Wall Plaques
Personalized Bamboo Cutting Boards
Personalized Tapestry Throws


Christmas Fun Fact #10

Christmas actually became an official national holiday in America in 1870, seven years after Thanksgiving was declared a federal holiday by Abraham Lincoln. It took awhile for Christmas to turn into the holiday we recognize today. The British brought Christmas to America in its earliest years, but strict Puritan beliefs did not allow for the “pagan” celebrations typically associated with the holiday. It was even outlawed in certain cities in the 17th century. After the Revolutionary War, many British traditions were no longer celebrated in America, including Christmas. The holiday resurfaced in the early decades of the 19th century, and by the time the Civil War was over, Christmas was finally a major holiday with traditions from all over the country.


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Host and Hostess Gift Ideas
Holiday parties are an exciting part of the winter months, but if you’ve ever tried to put one together yourself, then you know that throwing them can be a lot of work. Every host and hostess should be properly thanked for putting together an amazing party, preparing that delicious holiday feast or just for inviting people to their homes. Here are five great gift ideas to help you prepare for the holiday parties you’ll be attending this year.

Christmas Checklist (Day 9): Huge Markdowns Available Today

Today at LTD, we’re giving customers another opportunity to shop our great Cyber Monday deals. It isn’t too late to find incredible discounts on gifts for kids, toddlers, teens and adults. Get a look at some gift ideas that are 50% off or more today, and find cheap stocking stuffers under $2. Stock up while you can on great gifts with today’s amazing markdowns, and as we’ve been doing all week, find a few Christmas fun facts below.


Gifts for Kids — 50% Off or More

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Licensed Carry-Along Art Desks
Kids’ Licensed Cold Weather Masks
Licensed Water Bottles

Gifts for You — 50% Off or More

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Debra Shepard® Swarovski Threader Earrings
Fuzzy Fleece Realtree® Infinity Loop Scarves
Holiday Favorites in Mason Jar

Stocking Stuffers Under $2.00

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Perfect Scents™ Fragrances
Set of 5 Stylus Pens
Sherpa Lined Knit Hats


Christmas Fun Fact #9

DID YOU KNOW: America has an official Christmas tree, and it’s not the one outside Rockefeller Center. It’s not even the tree traditionally lit outside the White House every year. President Calvin Coolidge announced in 1926 that a giant sequoia (known as the General Grant Tree), located within Kings Canyon National Park in California, would be the Nation’s Christmas Tree. It’s one of the largest trees in the world: over 300 ft. tall.


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Holiday Travel: Tips for Packing Christmas Gifts
It doesn’t matter if you’re flying down the freeway or flying through the air–holiday travel can be a nuisance, especially if you’re packing precious Christmas gifts. It is never fun to get hit with unexpected fees at airport check-in, or pop the trunk at the rest stop three states east to find out your professional gift wrapping job has been torn to pieces by an overenthusiastic left turn. Maybe you’re heading home for the holidays for the first time, or haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing airports during the Christmas rush. Whatever you’re plans are, find out how to get all your Christmas gifts from point A to point B safely with these holiday packing tips.

Christmas Checklist (Day 8): Cyber Monday Toys & Electronics

Cyber Monday is officially here! We’ve got brand new markdowns in all kinds of categories, including toys and electronics. Whether you need a few gifts to complete your Christmas shopping or stuff stockings with with great accessories, LTD has you covered with discounts on our already low prices. Check out a few of our best toys & electronics deals available now, or read on for facts about mall Santas and Cyber Monday.


Cyber Monday Deals on Toys for Kids

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Press the button on the Star Wars Talking Plush to hear the character’s famous phrases or sounds. It has an exceptionally cute look with its oversized head and plush body. The perfect gift for kids new to the franchise.

Start creating your own town with a Click Brick Building Set. Assemble the interlocking bricks to build the site that every toy town needs. This great toy lets kids use their creativity, imagination and problem solving skills.

Your child will have hours of fun playing with 1:24 Realtree Friction Ford Truck. Each friction-powered truck has durable rubber tires, loads of realistic details and a Realtree® theme. Must-have for Christmas morning.

Cyber Discounts on Electronic Accessories

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The 2-In-1 Stand with Power Bank is a convenient way to charge your device on the go. It’s capable of fully charging all smartphones, as well as tablets up to 75%. It features a built-in stand to hold your smartphone.

Easily use your smartphone or tablet in the cold with the 3-Pk. Touch Screen Gloves. The gloves allow you to use your thumb, index finger and middle finger to text, surf the web and more while keeping hands warm.

Take your listening experience to the next level with Light Grooves Earbuds. The cords light up and flash to the beat of your music. The comfy earbuds are compatible with any standard 3.5mm stereo headphone jack.

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Christmas Fun Fact #8

Nearly 900,000 parents took their kids to visit Santa at the mall in 2014. The decades old holiday tradition is a favorite for many families leading up to the Christmas season, and isn’t likely to go away anytime soon. It’s always been a coveted position. In recent years, the competition has been so intense that many malls make the process easier by hiring Santas with certifications from Santa “colleges” like Noerr’s Santa University.


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The Weird History Behind the Word “Cyber”
Nowadays we use the word “cyber” so casually that it doesn’t really register as a strange word. In addition to being the driving concept behind Cyber Monday, it’s also the prefix for hundreds of modern words. We know cyber refers to the digital culture we interact with every day, but if we trace the word back through history, we start to stumble across some interesting facts. Take a breather from Cyber Monday with this cyber analysis.

Christmas Checklist (Day 7): Holiday Gifts for Sports Fans

The Cyber Monday deals are already here. LTD is stocked with a variety of gift ideas for everyone. Find the perfect toys for kids and toddlers, electronic accessories to stuff stockings, books for all ages and NFL gear for sports fans. Check out a few NFL items on sale right now. Plus, learn new gift ideas for aspiring athletes.


Cyber Discounts on NFL Gear

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Show team pride with this NFL Handbag. An embroidered team logo and stylish NFL pattern decorates the front. The interior is fully lined with 2 large open pockets and a full-zip closure to keep all your items secure.

Make it easy for them to cheer on their favorite franchise during the playoffs with the NFL Reversible Infinity Scarf. It features both team colors, one on each side. Also adorning each side is the team name and logo.

Fans of all ages will enjoy this giant NFL Bottle Cap Wall Hanging. Each wall hanging puts a trendy twist on traditional decor. Silver ridges around the edge of each sign enhance its bottle cap design. Ready to hang.

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Christmas Fun Fact #7

There have only been 19 games played on Christmas Day in the NFL. Traditionally, the NFL tries to move games that would ordinarily fall on Christmas Day. This year is particularly difficult, given that the holiday is on a Sunday. Many of the games have been rescheduled for Christmas Eve, but two games will take place on Christmas Day–the Ravens will play the Steelers in the afternoon, then the Broncos will play the Chiefs.


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Christmas Gift Ideas for Aspiring Athletes
Finding the perfect gift for your little athlete might turn out to be a little harder than you expected. You might be hesitating because you’re overwhelmed by all the different types of sports gear, trying to figure out which sport to focus on for the kid who likes everything or trying to find a substitute for the overpriced sports gift that is just out of your budget. Solve your final Christmas crisis with these holiday gift ideas for aspiring athletes.

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Christmas Checklist (Day 6): Giving Books is a Holiday Tradition

Black Friday might be over, but Cyber Monday is just a couple days away. We’re starting the sale early with a special Cyber Monday Sneak Peek, which includes some fun books for the family. Giving books has been an important holiday tradition in one particular country for many decades. Find out which country and check out our article on better ways to give books for Christmas below. Enjoy LTD’s Cyber Monday Sneak Peek!


We’ve Got Low-Priced Books for All Ages

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Enjoy the work of three #1 New York Times bestselling authors with these Famous Author 3-Book Sets. Sit back this holiday season, relax and get lost in stories by Danielle Steel, Debbie Macomber, or Nora Roberts.

In Charlie the Ranch Dog Picture Books, Ree Drummond introduces kids to her beloved, short-legged pup. He has dangly ears, floppy skin, big paws and loves living in the country. Packed with colorful illustrations.

The best-selling Minecraft 4-Book Box Set features the game’s popular handbooks in a stunning, gold-foiled slipcase. Each handbook has tips and key information from the game’s creator to help you build your world.

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Christmas Fun Fact #6

DID YOU KNOW: One of Iceland’s deepest Christmas traditions is to give books to each other on Christmas Eve. Families spend the night reading their new books. The tradition is responsible for the “Christmas Book Flood,” an affectionate name for the big wave of book sales that occurs between September and November as families prepare for their favorite Christmas Eve tradition. Learn a few new fun ways to give books below.


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Better Ways to Give Books for Christmas
Books can be the star of your Christmas show or a solid supporting character. If you’re taking a chance on a new author or genre, you’re probably wondering how you can turn a humble paperback into one of the most interesting presents under the tree. Learn a few tricks on how to use books to create the perfect holiday gift.

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Christmas Checklist (Day 5): Get Into the Christmas Spirit

Black Friday is here, and we’ve got hundreds of discounts for you to explore. It’s the perfect time to stock up on everything you need for Christmas, from the finishing touches for your Christmas decor to a cute holiday mug to enjoy your favorite hot beverage as the weather begins to get colder. It’s officially Christmas season. Explore outstanding deals, and get into the Christmas spirit with fun facts about our favorite holiday songs.


Black Friday Christmas Deals

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The cheery Holiday Marquee Sign features a festive, uplifting holiday word and illuminates with white light. Place it on a shelf, mantel or any flat surface to brighten up any room with the spirit of the Christmas season.

Enjoy any classic cookies-and-milk combo with Set of 2 Cookie Mugs. Each adorable snowman has a wide, open mouth on the bottom that’s designed to keep holiday cookies or marshmallows warm and within reach.

Celebrate the flavors of the holiday season with Taste of Home Christmas Cookbook. With its 465 seasonal recipes, you’ll find new Christmas favorites with every turn of the page, from savory appetizers to tasty treats.

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Christmas Fun Fact #5

DID YOU KNOW: “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is as popular in Australia as it is here, but the lyrics are entirely different. Instead of partridges, turtle doves and all the other birds, the Aussies use wombats, emus and all other kinds of wildlife from the outback. Learn the lyrics, and read on for more Christmas song facts.


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Interesting Facts About Our Favorite Holiday Songs
If there is anything that can bring us back to our fondest memories of the holidays, it’s the music. From 19th century Christmas carols to the magical voice of Bing Crosby, some of the very best holiday music is deeply rooted in the past. Discover a couple things about some of the songs that are always on our playlists during the holiday season with these interesting facts about our favorite Christmas carols and holiday tunes.

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Christmas Checklist (Day 4): Forever Thankful for Family Time

Happy Thanksgiving! For LTD’s Day 4 Black Friday Deals, we’re bringing attention to some products that’ll make your family time more memorable during the holiday season. Challenge the family to build a complex puzzle, read a holiday story to the kids or enjoy a classic treat with a glass of milk on Christmas Eve. Learn about what kids from around the world leave out for Santa, as well as tips for a stress-free holiday below.


Gifts for Family Time During the Holidays

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Inspire new memories while piecing together the good old days with 1,000-Pc. Nostalgic Puzzles. Features a collage of familiar favorites from the past. Assemble these delightful puzzles on our large felt Puzzle Mat.

The Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Tin is filled with bite-sized versions of this popular treat. A lovely seasonal image adorns the exterior of the tin, which can be reused for storage or decor when the cookies are finished.

Enjoy a delightful, classic story during the holiday season with Inspirational Timeless Legend Stories. Each book features vibrant illustrations, and a page that explains the meaning behind familiar holiday traditions.

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Christmas Fun Fact #4

DID YOU KNOW: In America, its traditional to leave out milk and cookies for Santa. But this tradition varies from country to country. In Sweden, kids offer up coffee to keep Santa awake. In Ireland, a pint of Guinness isn’t out of the ordinary. In Chile, families leave out a sweet type of sponge cake known as Pan de Pascua.


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Christmas Planning Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday
I’m not sure how this seems to happen every single year. The holidays sort of hide out there in the shadows, and when everyone least expects it–BAM! They jump out and surprise us. We wake up and realize we don’t have much time until Christmas. Why do we put everything off and make it so stressful for ourselves and our loved ones? Form a plan and make your holidays easier this time around with a few of these Christmas tips.

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Christmas Checklist (Day 3): Make Your Pet’s Holiday Special

Day 3 of LTD’s Black Friday Deals is focused on finding that perfect present for the pet in your family. Don’t leave your dog or cat out of the Christmas festivities. Find a pet bed or toy to keep them cozy or entertained during the holidays, learn some facts about the most famous Christmas pets and find more gift ideas below to make your pet’s holiday special.


Black Friday Bargains for Pets

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Give your small dog or cat a soft spot to rest during the holidays with this Fashion Stripe Pet Cuddler. The cuddler’s cave shape and plush fabric gives your pet the feeling of being swaddled for warmth and security.

Your pooch won’t be able to get enough of the Dog Breed Squeakie Pup Pad. It has 11 squeakers, and no stuffing so your pet can’t make a mess. Cute design and plush textures make it look like your favorite breed.

Treat your furry friend to a tasty game of fetch with an 8-Pc. Yummy Ball Pack. The tennis balls are infused with tasty flavors dogs love. Your pup will salivate with joy when they see this flavored toy flying their way.

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Christmas Fun Fact #3

DID YOU KNOW: Reindeer were first domesticated by humans as early as 3,000 years ago. Today, almost half of the reindeer world population is domesticated. Anthropologists theorize that the reason why reindeer pull Santa’s sleigh isn’t just because reindeer are associated with the cold climate where Santa lives. In fact, some ancient cultures depicted the reindeer as leaping through the air. Though it might be a coincidence, a few ancient stone carvings show these leaping reindeer in an image that brings to mind the reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh. Find the perfect present for your domesticated dog or cat this season with gift ideas below.


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Tips on Buying Christmas Presents for Pets
Pets are an important part of the family. Just because they can’t open presents or help hang the ornaments doesn’t mean you have to leave them out of the holidays entirely. Just because they don’t understand what Christmas is doesn’t mean they won’t appreciate a thoughtful Christmas gift. If you’re looking for the perfect gift to make your pet’s Christmas extra special this year, check out this article to find a few great gift ideas.

Come back tomorrow (Day 4) for even more Black Friday Deals!