December 13, 2010

On the First Day of Christmas...

     John 1:1 - "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
      It is time to begin!  Each of these twelve days of Christmas, I and a few friends will be posting on Christmas topics - books to read, decorations to make, recipes, gifts to give, songs to sing, etc.  The number of ideas we post may or may not correspond to the day of Christmas, so no pressure to come up with 12 Christmas themed books!  If you decide that you'd like to join us, even if there are only a few "days of Christmas" left, please do!  The more the merrier.

Photo borrowed from SeaSpray.
     If you are going to decorate your house or room for Christmas with just one thing, let that thing be long strands if silver tinsel.  A package large enough to decorate an entire house (or one tree like the one above) costs only a dollar or two.   It can be as under or overstated as you like, and doesn't clash with color schemes.  If you use it heavily, it looks brilliantly festive and old fashioned, while if you put it on sparingly, it takes a more modern twist.  Just be sure to put on only a few strands at a time; any more and it will just look clumpy.  My grandma used to have her kids put the tinsel on their tree one strand at a time!

     We put a little bit on tinsel on our tree, and I put some on the plants in my room.  I don't really like a lot of decorations for Christmas (it looks too crowded, and most of the little figurines don't have any practical purpose), but tinsel dresses up everything without getting in the way.

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