Christmas Decorating with Figurines
Christmas Decorating with Figurines
Decorating with figurines and other collectibles during Christmas is an important activity that has been practiced by families for hundreds of years. Decorating for Christmas can be fun for both children and adults and can be a meaningful way for families to gather together for some well needed quality time. Decorating with beautiful handcrafted figurines and other Christmas collectibles from Germany can also make the tradition of decorating for Christmas even more enjoyable as everyone appreciates the loving care that went into making these little works of art while embracing the true meaning of Christmas.
Bringing families together is perhaps the most important reason why we decorate with figurines for Christmas each year. It is often difficult for family members to gather together throughout the year, so being able to enjoy each other around the Christmas season is what makes the holiday that much more special. Decorating your home with little wooden figurines, sparkling glass ornaments, and other handcrafted German decorations, such as the nutcracker, can really connect your family together. Gathering everyone around to decorate the house with some special Christmas figurines and decorations is a great way to get all the members of the family together to participate in a fun and bonding Christmas activity. Decorating the tree, setting up the nativity scene figurines, and putting up the lights on the house can bring a family together to achieve a common goal. When you are all done, each person will know that they contributed to the decorating task and that alone will make everyone feel special every time they look at the beautiful decorations around them.
Having a beautifully decorated home for Christmas is also a wonderful way to welcome distant relatives and family friends during the holiday season. Since Christmas is the time of year when we will most likely entertain and reunite with those people that we love but do not get the chance to see that often, decorating with some very special Christmas figurines and decorations is a great way to show them how much you missed them. Taking the time to make your home into a beautiful Christmas wonderland with hand carved figurines and decorations, rather than mass produced Christmas ornaments, will really make your friends and family know how much they mean to you. While a mixture of both the old and the new can bring a feeling of warmth and happiness to your home, it will certainly tell your guests that they are a part of your family and loved in a very special way.
Another important reason for decorating with figurines during the Christmas season is to create a tradition that the entire family can enjoy and participate in. Collecting wooden figurines and giving them out as gifts each holiday season is a great family tradition that any family can easily start. Collecting and displaying these Christmas figurines is fun for the whole family and can become a treasured family tradition that future generations can enjoy as well. Having a family tradition like this can bring a family closer together and connect each member together forever. It is amazing how figurines, ornaments, and other treasured objects can trigger memories of past Christmases and how you and your family will never forget the special meanings that came with each figurine, ornament, or decoration. This connection with the past and to the future is what makes collecting and Christmas traditions so special.
Of course, the reason we celebrate Christmas to begin with is to honor the birth of Christ and to celebrate the love of God. While many modern Christmas decorations focus on gift giving and Santa Claus, which are important parts of Christmas as well, it has become increasingly more difficult to find figurines and decorations that are religious in nature. Celebrating the birth of Christ in your home decorating is much easier to do when you use traditional, handmade German figurines, ornaments, pyramids, and decorations. The German people have a long and strong connection to their faith and Christianity and this is expressed in many of their Christmas arts and crafts that they make. Angel figurines, religious wooden ornaments, nativity scene pyramids, and a variety of other Christian inspired German decorations can all be found in the Christmas shops throughout Germany and in the online shops that carry these traditional handicrafts. Creating a special advent calendar with some beautiful wooden figurines is a wonderful way to embrace and enjoy the Christian spirit by decorating your home for Christmas.
Finally, the most important reason that we decorate for Christmas with figurines, ornaments, and other decorations is because it is so much fun! Children love using their imaginations to bring their Christmas figurines to life and they also love hearing stories of the past which makes the season so indelibly marked inside their hearts and minds forever. You can easily use the time you spend decorating with your children to pass along the stories of your family, traditions of the past, or tell them of the very first Christmas. In fact, this is exactly what the original Christmas figurines were used for. Before the availability of books, families would tell stories using their figurines to bring life to the stories of their past. Adults enjoy decorating for Christmas as well and being able to express their creativity while also creating a sense of community and bonding with other family members and friends is a wonderfully fun activity.
So, why is it so important that we continue to decorate with figurines, ornaments, and other decorations during the Christmas season? Well, because without these traditions we might lose those connections with our families, our friends, and our faith. Christmas is meant to be shared with those we love and expressing this love through Christmas decorating with figurines and other decorations is a fun and important part of our busy lives.
Copyright © 2017 by ChristKindl-Markt - may not be published without our permission