Christmas is celebrated by people all over the world. It falls on 25 December and its origins are traced to Christianity, but it has become popular all over the world. People of different faiths also celebrate it. For many, indoor and outdoor Christmas decorations have become an important aspect of those celebrations.
Every country has its own customs and traditions for this festival of joy. Many of these customs involve decorating homes with Christmas decorations. It is not just about buying gifts for loved ones on Christmas Day, but also putting up Christmas trees, hanging baubles and lights and spreading festive cheer.
Christmas Inside Your Home
We all know that Christmas is a time for giving and receiving gifts. It’s also a time for decorating the house with bright colours, lights, and decorations.
In the UK, there are popular decorations that people use to make their homes feel festive during the Christmas season. For example, some will hang Christmas cards up, which they’ve received from neighbours, friends and family members. Whilst others will set up a traditional nativity scene.
A lot of people put their Christmas tree in the centre of their living room, or dining area. They decorate it with ornaments, lights and other pretty things. Some people choose to make their house look more traditional by putting up a Christmas wreath on the front door. Others prefer to have garland around the windows, which is usually made with artificial flowers. And some go for figurines that are placed around the Christmas tree or on shelves. What you go with will depend on your tastes and colour schemes.
Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Christmas decorations are not just for inside your home. You can bring the holiday spirit to your back garden, or porch, with a few simple additions. Some of the most traditional items include a Christmas tree, lights, and of course, snow.
Christmas lights are a must-have for any outdoor lighting scheme. They can be strung along your roof, or draped from a tree branch to create an enchanting glow near the front door. If this sounds too extravagant, you could lace twinkling candles in glass jars on either side of your front door for a magical welcome instead.
And don’t forget the snow! If you have some extra room in your garden, or on your porch, try creating a miniature winter wonderland with artificial snow and decorations like pine trees.
The only limitation with decorating your home (both inside and out) is your imagination.