Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡
When we was #living in #Norway we sometimes went into the #forest and picked up our own #Christmastree 🎄. We did live close to the forest there at the Prairie,- and it was really nice to live so close to the nature 😊.
It was also so cozy to take the children with me in the forest and look for a Christmas tree. We did bring with us some hot chocolate and Christmas- cakes too. And had a tiny #piknik there as well,- even in the #snow ❄.
We didn’t have any special day we did #decorate our Christmas tree. We decorate it one day between 1. December and 23. December,- a day wher all us of was together in the evening. That was not always easy to manage- but sometimes we did,- and other times it was just me and my daughter that decorate the Christmastree.
In Norway we used a lots of red and gold as decorations at the tree. It was not so much Santa- decorations, – just a bit angels and Christmas balls in different sizes.
I has been so #lucky that I actually got a Christmas tree from a family that moved back to Norway some years ago 🧡. So we have a Christmas tree here too 🥰. It’s created in plastic and I need to “build” it, put it together, – but it’s doesn’t matter at all,- because we have actually a Christmas tree and also decorations to it as well 🎄. The colour at the decorations are in silver and white,- and I really like it 🥰. And no Santa here either, – I’m not the biggest “fan” of decorate with a lots of Santa figures,- but some few are okay.
It’s not very much Santa here in Southern Spain either. Here are the celebration about the 3 Holy Kings,- and that #celebration are in the beginning of January.
They don’t celebrate Christmas evening the way we do in Norway with Christmas gifts. But they are together, create a party with family and friends, good food and good mood 😊. Its Christmas and there are a lots of #lovely decorations everywhere,- it’s just different ways to celebrate and different traditions, #culture, #history and #religion. #Spain is a #catholic country,- not Christian like Norway.
I’m not sure about the history behind the Christmas-tree here in southern Spain,- but I know in Norway they used Christmas tree inside and a wreath made from tree on the front door as well long before Norway became a Christian country. It was used already in the Viking Age. The tree stood in a corner as protecting for evil spirits during December month, and the darkesttime in the year,- and the same was with the wreath at the door. It was also a symbol for getting “fruitful” crops for the next year.
The Vikings was not to happy with the Christian religion,- so it was a bit easier to Christian Norway and “braid” old Norse traditions and cultures together with and in the new Christian traditions and cultures.
I didn’t put up the Christmas- tree last year, not even any other Christmas decorations either. I just had a sweet snowman I got from one of my students 🥰. I didn’t felt it was necessary with any Christmas decorations last year. My children was celebrated in Norway and I didn’t celebrate at all.
It’s not sure I find the Christmas- decorations next year either,- but we see. I have not a clue how next year will be any way 😅.
Our Christmas tree is ready for celebration,- and I feel very lucky and #grateful for actually having a Christmas tree with lovely decorations to 🥰.
Maybe I did put the Christmas- tree just for keep away the evil spirits during December,- and for bring me a good time, for good production that’s really going to pay of, next year? Like the farmers in the Norse traditions had a tree for getting “fruitful” crops the next year 😊.
Or maybe I did put up the Christmas- tree and decorated it this Christmas because of a Christian religion traditions? 🎄
Or maybe I decorate the Christmas- tree because we are going to have the Christmas- evening in my home?
What do you think is correct? Maybe no one of them? 😊
Enjoy your time with the Christmas- decorations in your home,- with or without a Christmas tree 🎄.
I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for dropping by my #blog today too 🧡
See you soon 😊
My #Christmastree is decorated and ready for Christmas 🎄. I have #decorate it for the Norse traditions, or the Christian #tradition, or maybe just for my family and friends, and a nice and cozy #Christmasevening? 🧡 What do you think? 😊