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A real or artificial Christmas tree – which is better?

A real or artificial Christmas tree – which is better?

The evergreen Christmas tree has been an essential part of the holiday season in Christian countries for centuries. Its fragrance conveys a sense of liveliness during the coldest months of the year, while its branches symbolize eternal life. There are even non-Christian cultures that have adopted the wonderful custom of decorating an evergreen tree for… weiterlesen »

How long should the Christmas decorations be left up?

How long should the Christmas decorations be left up?

Every single year when the Christmas decorations are brought down from the loft or up from the basement and lovingly put up all around the house it is a wonderful time as the anticipation for Christmas builds. Every family usually follows its very own tradition about when the Christmas decorations are unpacked, which rooms are… weiterlesen »

How are the nativity figures set up properly?

How are the nativity figures set up properly?

In many families the nativity scene is an essential component of their Christmas decorations every year. Once Joseph, Mary and Baby Jesus are lovingly set up in their stable, Christmas can come. But why is the nativity scene set up at Christmas? And how should the nativity figures be arranged properly? It’s not only children… weiterlesen »

Why do we actually celebrate Christmas?

Why do we actually celebrate Christmas?

In many families it is the highlight of the year when everyone gathers around the elaborately decorated tree and the room is bathed in festive lighting; children’s eyes light up as they admire their gifts and you can simply forget about your everyday worries. Christmas and Advent time exercise an unmistakeable magical charm over people…. weiterlesen »

How to decorate a Christmas tree

How to decorate a Christmas tree

It has symbolised Christmas and Christmas Eve in Christian culture since time immemorial: the Christmas tree. When it is festively decorated, it brightens up rooms where families gather to celebrate this very special festivity together. Children’s eyes light up when the time finally comes for the candles on the tree to bathe everything in a… weiterlesen »

Why do Christmas pyramids turn?

Why do Christmas pyramids turn?

It is impossible to imagine living rooms and lounges at Christmas without Christmas pyramids now. For many they are the epitome of the Christmas and Advent period and it is only really Christmas once their blades gently turn above the candleholders in the candlelight. However, children in particular have been asking in amazement for generations:… weiterlesen »