What's the difference between tinsel and garland?

Garland is a wreath or festoon of flowers, leaves, or other material, worn for ornament or as an honor or hung on something as a decoration.

It is very popular for decorating Christmas trees as well as the inside and outside of homes. It can be created using both artificial and natural foliage in different design patterns.

Garlands come in many different designs to suit different needs when it comes to decorating for the Christmas season.

Some garlands have lights while others have beads or flocking that looks like snow.

Tinsel, on the other hand, is one of the most festive types of garland with its shimmering material that mimics the effect of ice.

Tinsel garlands are most commonly used on Christmas trees where it is looped around the tree, but it is also very popular on banisters where its sparkling properties create a dazzling effect.

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