This Week’s Top 3 Themes

This week at the McDonald Garden Center Christmas Shoppe, we've gathered three unique and captivating Christmas themes to inspire your festive holiday decor. From the classic charm of Vintage Christmas to the ocean-inspired 'Tis the Sea-son theme  and the contemporary elegance of Urban Nest, there's something for everyone. In this blog, we’ll dive into these fantastic themes and show how you can bring the magic of one or many into your existing holiday decor. 


Vintage Christmas: A Nostalgic Delight

For those who long for a Christmas filled with sentimental charm and the warmth of yesteryears, our Vintage Christmas theme is the perfect choice. This theme embraces the classic elements of Christmas with a touch of nostalgia. Our Vintage Christmas is full of bright colors, fun ornaments and lots of sparkle. 

Some notable features of this theme: 

  • Antique-looking santa ornaments and light-up christmas trees.
  • Vintage-inspired picks, sprays, and garlands.
  • Brightly colored fuzzy reindeer
  • Old-fashioned Christmas cards and letter ornaments.

Color Palette:

  • Bright pops of chartreuse, magenta, and cyan.
  • Hues of soft pink, cherry red, and green.
  • Hints of silver and rose-gold accents.

Watch Carly talk about this theme: 


'Tis the Sea-son: An Ocean-Inspired Christmas

Bring the soothing and serene vibes of the ocean to your holiday celebrations with our 'Tis the Sea-son theme. This take on Christmas, which is very true to the Hampton Roads vibe, combines the beauty of coastal aesthetics with festive traditions. Here's how to create the 'Tis the Sea-son atmosphere:

Some notable features of this theme:

  • Seaglass and natural shell ornaments.
  • Nautical-inspired pillows, placemats, and tableware.
  • Coral-themed sprays and picks.
  • Underwater-themed ornaments like crabs, octopus, and starfish.

Color Palette:

  • Cool blues and soft whites.
  • Hints of aqua and teal.
  • Natural, earthy tones reminiscent of the beach.


Urban Nest: Dark, Neutral Tones, and Industrial Elegance

If you're drawn to modern, minimalist aesthetics, the Urban Nest Christmas theme is an ideal choice. This style combines dark, neutral tones with industrial design elements to create a chic and contemporary holiday atmosphere. Here's how to incorporate the Urban Nest vibe into your Christmas décor:

Some notable features of this theme:

  • Matte black and metallic ornaments.
  • Wooden or metal tree decorations.
  • Minimalist wreaths with gold metal foliage.
  • Little metal townhouses for table decor. 

Color Palette:

  • Deep charcoal or black as a base.
  • Rich, warm neutrals like taupe and deep brown.
  • Hints of metallics, such as copper, gold, or silver.

Watch the Garden Guru talk about this theme: 

This holiday season, let your creativity shine as you choose one of these three captivating Christmas themes. Whichever theme you select, remember that the true essence of Christmas is sharing love and joy with friends and family. So, go ahead and create a magical atmosphere that will make your holidays memorable and heartwarming. To learn more about what’s growing on at the garden center, check out Mike, the Garden Guru, and his webinars with new plants, products, and expert planting advice. To keep inspired and grow with us, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and TikTok to dig into the joys of gardening!