How do you decorate your home for Christmas?

@destry (2436)
Kirkwall, Scotland
October 22, 2015 5:02am CST
This year, we are not going to buy any new Christmas decorations, we are going to make them all instead. We are rather annoyed by the commercialistic approach that many people take towards the festive season, so this year we are going to design and make all of our own decorations. We are going back to our paganic routes to make our pretty adorations by using pine cones, holly, ivy, mistletoe and a whole host of nature's bounty. It just doesn't feel right to adorn a Christmas tree which has pagan origins with cheap tat and metallic tinsel!
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct 15
When my Children where little they always used to say it was like Santa's Grotto and their Friends used to love it too .......Now it is just the Decorations I have but I always decorate a Table with the Christmas Ornaments
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@destry (2436)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
22 Oct 15
Do you still have a busy household over Christmas now that the little ones are not so little?
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct 15
@destry Well we take it turns ......my Son and his Partner we where there last Year and my Daughter does the Dinner too Rarely they let me do it as cooking now causes me a lot of Problems but I help along
• United States
22 Oct 15
Since I have enough Christmas decorations to do the entire county I switch things up every year but I don't add new things, just too much stuff already. We did get a new tree last year, a little shorter and prelit....which then meant I had over 1,000 extra lights to use outside. I like to decorate with lots of lights outside since we live in the country and it's dark out there
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@destry (2436)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
22 Oct 15
I bet the outside will look fab with all those twinkles in the long winter evenings
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• United States
22 Oct 15
@destry You can see it quite a distance!
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
22 Oct 15
I have a sad news for that this christmas i have a camp to be atended in college as part of National Service Scheme. So i will be missing this christmas for sure.
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@destry (2436)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
22 Oct 15
Thats a shame, but don't worry - I have spent many Christmas's in army camps and it is always good fun! Make sure that you get your ration of gunfire on Christmas morning!
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
22 Oct 15
@destry haha
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@louievill (16346)
• Philippines
22 Oct 15
"How do you decorate your home for Christmas?" Although i have been doing these for years, I think the thing to consider most is being " eco-friendly" and Earth friendly as well, like using led bulbs, something that's solar powered to charge 12 volt batteries instead of the usual 110 or 220 volts ac. I do agree with the other posts of using things over and over as i do with our Christmas tree and lights. Recycling is also the name of the game, I've seen beautiful lanterns here made from pet bottles that sells last year for about $3.00 in our country. Let's start and pick up from here, let's all do our planet a favor while enjoying the holidays
@destry (2436)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
22 Oct 15
I love your comment - It is so true, just because we are having a fine time does not mean that the planet should suffer!
@allknowing (55747)
• India
23 Oct 15
Each year the poor kids are entertained during Christmas time, at different locations. Sometimes it is at our own place. This year will be at ours. I am having polka dots as the theme.