Coleen Christian Burke, former White House Christmas decorator, author of the award-winning book Christmas with the First Ladies, and all-around Christmas expert, will share tips for elevating the decoration of your own home for the holidays, and show how to get even more tips and tricks by visiting the Pennsylvania Christmas + Gift Show.
As our Christmas expert, Coleen has selected her Favorite Finds at the 2022 show.
Chalk Me Up, LLC is Coleen's #1 pick for her Favorite Finds!
Coleen said "These creative sweatshirts are the new Christmas PJs. Everyone in the family can write their own message to Santa on their chalk shirts! Perfect to wear on family Christmas cards and through the holiday season. They even can take you into 2023 - chalk your New Year's resolutions!"
Visit Chalk Me Up at booth #223 when at the show!
Crates, Etc. is Coleen's #2 pick for her Favorite Finds!
Coleen said "This wood art captures the trend of wood burning and is the perfect gift for those hard to buy people on your list - teenagers and dads! These wood creations have the lyrics to popular music burned right into the wood."
Visit Crates, Etc. at booth #1002 when at the show!
Clear Toy Candy from the Past is Coleen's #3 pick for her Favorite Finds!
Coleen said "These beautiful rock candy lollipops are a throwback to when we were young, and a great inexpensive way to create new memories for all the children we love. Fantastic stocking stuffers, and I love what Brenda did by hanging them on the tree as ornaments --that is a very White House decorating move! First Ladies are very creative with what they use as ornaments and Clear Toy Candy fits the bill."
Visit Clear Toy Candy from the Past at booth #1523 when at the show!
Alphie and Ollie, LLC is Coleen's #4 pick for her Favorite Finds!
"Create the perfect holiday table. My pro tip is to decorate your holiday dining table right after Thanksgiving! It's easy, quick decorating that gives you a lot of bang for your time investment. These also make for a wonderful hostess gift now that we can finally get back to parties!" said Coleen.
Visit Alphie and Ollie at booth #1808 when at the show!
Fairview Creations is Coleen's #5 pick for her Favorite Finds!
Coleen said whimsical holiday signs can be used inside or outside in decorating. They are nostalgic, old school, and farmhouse trendy at the same time. If giving as a gift, you'll want to give early in the season so they can remember you all season long.
Visit Fairview Creations at booth #756 when at the show!
Check out Coleen and her decorating tips by following her on Instagram @bycoleen.