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The holidays don’t have to mean the same décor year after year. Here are some fast, inexpensive pieces that can give your tree a facelift and transform your holiday cards into a seasonal wall hanging. For more inspiration, check out the Christmas-tree themed collections at various home stores, including Pottery Barn and Pier One.

This set of 30 globular ornaments from Urban Outfitters mixes it up, with clear, frosted, and metallic glass ornaments of all colors. Get the entire set, trimmed in silver, for $10.

Crate & Barrel’s extra-long string of painted wooden cranberries brings an old-fashioned touch to the tree—and it’s under $6. Check out the company’s other garlands, too—there’s a string of silvery jewelry-like beads for the same $5.95 price and another with icicle crystals for $4.95.

The bright red of this tree skirt from Kohl’s is festive, and the classic quilting is cozy. The skirt ties shut around the stand, and the markdown is hard to beat: It’s now $24.99, discounted from $49.99.

Once seasonal cards start appearing in the mail, it’s hard to know what to do with them. Pottery Barn has a solution—and it’s on sale, too. Their tree-shaped or linear holders, made of twisted matte-black wire, hang on the wall and are great for storing and displaying cards and holiday photos. Originally $49, both shapes have been marked down to $39.

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