If minimalist style is your thing, there are ways to make your holiday decorations reflect your sleek, modern decor. Try these Incredibly Chic Modern Minimalist Christmas Trees as inspiration (they're also alternatives to christmas tree stands!
crystals on a Christmas tree - pretty. I actually did this several years ago with th crystals from my great-grandma's chandelier when it fell down. She died in 1997 but I think of her when I put up tree every year.
Snow and snowflakes remind me of winter and the holidays. Winter weather is also a great theme for decorating all kinds of desserts and treats as well as an easy way to create a Winter Wonderland with food for parties, weddings, showers and other.