сряда, 3 декември 2008 г.

Christmas decoration freebie

Do you know, that the decorating the Christmas tree began with fruits, nuts, and cookie cut-outs and as time went on became more elaborate. During the 1800s, fruits, especially apples, symbolizing the Garden of Eden, and nuts, along with cookies cut out to look like ornaments were part of trimming the tree.
  • Germans baked gingerbread cookies in the shape of fruits, stars, hearts, angels and bells.
  • Americans added their own varieties of decorations, stringing stands of cranberries or popcorn to circle the trees. Small gifts were hidden in the crook of a bough, sometimes hanging by a thread or bit of yarn.
  • English subjects created ornaments of lace, paper or other materials, sometimes cutting out of newspapers or magazines illustrations.

Originally, people kept up their decorations for much longer than we do now, the Christmas season ending on Candlemas, the 2nd February, which was more in keeping with the earliest signs of Spring.

2 коментара:

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thank you, love the colours!