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Annual Holiday Home Tour To Benefit Foster Children

FORT SMITH (KFSM)- Christmas decorations are a staple for the holiday season. The Junior League of Fort Smith held its annual Holiday Home Tour on Sunday (Dec. ...

FORT SMITH (KFSM)- Christmas decorations are a staple for the holiday season.

The Junior League of Fort Smith held its annual Holiday Home Tour on Sunday (Dec. 4).

All proceeds from the event will go to foster children in the area and those aging out of the foster care system.

The tours are providing some decorating examples that will keep your home festive all season long.

"On this particular tour, we had four amazing houses with four very different tastes," house coordinator, Brooke Moreton said. "You'll see everything from all live greenery, all live decorations to some more of your rustic looking decorations.

The Junior League of Fort Smith is not only raising money for foster children, but also providing a kickoff for the holidays.

"I think it's just a good way people can tour the homes and get decorating ideas for Christmas," tour chairman, Emily Pressley said. "It kind of kicks off the month of December and puts everybody in the holiday spirit."

The house coordinator said the number one tip for decorating is to be creative, but to also include some of your traditional decorations.

"Make it something that you want to look at every day," Moreton said. "Make it something that is meaningful to you, maybe bring in a little traditions and a little bit of trend all at the same time. Make it something that you feel is warm and inviting for the holidays because that's what the spirit of the holidays is all about."

Another tip is to not be afraid to start new traditions.

"Keep your traditions ongoing and then add new traditions to make new memories every year," Moreton said.

Organizers said this year they sold a record number of tickets for the Holiday Home Tour.

Along with the four house tours, a brunch was added to this year's event.

For more information about the Junior League of Fort Smith or the annual Holiday Home Tour, you can visit the JLFS website.