During the Christmas season, you usually spend the most time with your family at home. And most people would like to incorporate the Christmas feeling into the home, in fact, many people wonder how to celebrate Christmas the Ghana way. In this article, we describe how to enjoy your Christmas spirit by including traditional decorations, activities to do in and out of the home with the family. Also how to make your home feel festive whether you're hosting a party for your family or have guests over for a party. Read on!
The entrance to your home is the first point of contact, so you want it to be as welcoming as possible. People who drive or walk by your house will stop and gaze at the lovely scene you have created. It can be as simple as Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus, or it can be more elaborate such as a manger scene that solely depends on your personality and neighbourhood you would find yourself.
If you have small trees or hedges in your yard, consider getting a few strands of Christmas outdoor lights to put on. You can buy lights that are shaped like nets, which makes it easy to lay them over hedges or go for a string of lights to wind around your outdoor hedges or lawns. You can also use the lights to frame your doors and windows. Any doormats with a festive Christmas theme (if you have any) could be placed inside or outside the doorway.
Many people still cherish the old-fashioned tradition of having a Christmas tree. As far as Christmas decorations go, many people believe the tree to be the most important; if you do nothing else, buy a tree! Your family will open presents in the room where the tree will be set up on Christmas Day. Choose ornaments according to your style. Here are some festive ideas:
String lights on the tree. There are several types of lights you can use on your tree, including white, blue, red, and multicoloured ones. Be sure that the string of lights reaches the closest electrical outlet if you begin at the bottom.
Decorate with ornaments. You could also buy classic round baubles and ball ornaments from the store. Disperse the ornaments evenly around the tree, taking care not to leave big bare spots. Not forgetting to add some garland or some popcorn chains.
It's traditional to place a star at the top of the tree, symbolizing the Star of David that led the three wise men to find Jesus when he was born. You could also top the tree with an angel or another festive decoration.
Decorate around the bottom of the tree. You can drape white fabric around the tree. Sprinkle white glitter on it so it resembles freshly fallen snow. Put under the tree all the presents you intend to give people during the Christmas season.
A wreath symbolizes eternity or eternal life. Buy or make a wreath made with fresh holly or sweet-smelling evergreen to hang on your front door. A wreath will make your house look welcoming to your guests, and indicate to passers-by that your home has the full Christmas aura.
You may place it on every door you have. Wreaths also look wonderful overmantels, in front of windows, and on bedroom doors. All of these options allow you to decorate your door on both sides with wreaths if you wish.
Wreaths come in many forms, including pine, holly, grapevine, or bow-decorated wreaths. Decorate them with berries, fruit, pine cones, raffia, ornaments, birds, photos, and even candy. Keep wreaths year after year by buying artificial ones that will last a lifetime, and remember to store them properly.
Hang some lights at the top borders of walls where the ceiling meets the wall. If possible and if you have enough lights to do it, strand some lights around the room you will be presenting most of the Christmas festivities in. Layout a generous amount of candles on the dining table and advantageous places throughout your home. Candlelight can make a meal feel special, even if it's just leftovers.
Plan a time during the day when the whole family is at home during the Christmas holidays. You can enjoy a fun activity with friends and family each evening by lighting the Christmas tree and creating season cards. You can add a personal touch by taking a picture with the whole family, addressing the cards, and getting creative.
This is another opportunity for friends and family to bond, such as baking Christmas cookies together. Keeping things simple will allow you to enjoy the traditions of the season together.
For a festive dinner table, Cutlery, napkins, tablecloths, pillowcases, and bedspreads could also be in the official yuletide colours to give your home the Christmas feel you desire. look through your cupboards and get out any dishes that fit the holiday theme.
To top it all, slide in some Christmas music. Children will enjoy being awakened by jingling bells or by being told 'ho, ho, ho' in the mornings leading up to Christmas. Put some sleigh bells on the front door, and you'll hear a cheerful welcome every time it opens.
Remember that less is always more when it comes to decorating. Celebrate the season to the fullest in our Devtraco Plus homes. Merry Christmas!