I, too, have seen the trend of using ribbon more and more recently. I think it's beautiful, but nothing will replace the tradition of garland for me.
Last year I used a sort of decoration that was a combo of Beads/Gardland. Although quite thin, I think it looked wonderful.
This year I think I'll go back to just Garland - it's fun (and inexpensive!!!)
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Ribbon is what we use every year since 2006 before then it was like Beads or something
I have been noticing a lot more ribbon than anything else. I did see something that was pretty neat was a digital photo ornament. I gave one to my dad with pics of all the kids from Christmas's past
My vote is for garland although I love tinsel too! ... very vintage!
In 2010, I used only ornaments on my tree. In 2011, I used narrow gold ribbon.