Hello everyone. I hope all of you are having a great day. We all are enjoying festive season from last month. Festivals like Dussehra , Diwali , Ganesh puja and now we have Christmas.
There are so many different ways to make it. They worked wonderfully as gifts for your family, friends and your loved ones. It is made by you with lots of care and love. In this blog i’m going to share some easy, handy beautiful DIY. Surely u feel very comfortable to make these DIYs.
HOW TO USE JUTE OR THREAD BALLS FOR CHRISTMAS DECORATION:-
Take a balloon dosen’t matter what’s the colour of your balloon. Inflate the balloons in a normal size or whatever the size you want.
Take a paint brush and brush the balloon with glue. After that slowly cover the balloons with thread or jute in a web style .
When wrapping your balloon is done by thread. Paint the ball with your fav colour or use golden glitter colour that will look awesome.
Last step, when your paint gets dry and the thread is perfectly stick to the ball. After that take a pin and slowly hole the balloon it will shrink. After the balloon get shrinked take out the piece of balloon and you are done with your thread ball. Hang this with lights and it looks perfect!
HOW TO USE STRING TREE FOR CHRISTMAS DECORATION:-
Take a cone made with cardboard Or hard paper. After that wrap the cone with plastic and tape it from the corners.
Take a green or white colour string according to the height and length of the cone. Then take a brush and with the help of brush cover the whole cone with glue and then slowly wrap the string on cones [in round ways] .
After that you have to slowly pull the strings from top slowly. It will come out of plastic then its done just you have to decorate it with fairy lights. After that place it where it looks beautiful!
FACTS ON CHRISTMAS
It is celebrated as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ. It’s a public holiday in many of the world’s nations. It is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians. It forms an integral part of the holiday season. There are some facts about Christmas that we don’t know about. In this blog I’ll mentions some unknown facts about Christmas
Some of the facts are:-
BACKGROUND OF CHRISTMAS
December 25 was originally a pagan celebration: Nobody knows when Jesus of Nazareth was born and nobody celebrated his birthday for hundreds of years. December 25 was co-opted from pagan rites connected with the winter solstice.
The nativity story resulted in several wars: In the first few centuries of the Christian era, controversy over whether or not Jesus was divine at birth created political and social unrest that frequently burst out into full scale warfare.
Mistletoe kissing originated with fertility rites: The hanging sprig is a very ancient symbol of virility and therefore anybody standing beneath signals that he or she is sexually available.
Santa Claus originated in a newspaper ad: Far from being quaint medieval legend, Santa Claus first appeared as a recognizable entity in a newspaper ad for toys and “gift books” in the middle of19th century.
Modern day Santa Claus: Our modern day Santa Claus has to travel at more than the speed of light to deliver gifts to all the kids in the world and he would have 31 hours on the day to get his favourite job done.
Different names of SANTA CLAUS: The different names of Santa Claus around the world include- Kriss Kringle in Germany, Le Bafana in Italy, Pere Noel in France and Deushka Moroz in Russia.
Santa has a real postal zip code- H0H 0H0 : Every year millions of letters are addressed to Santa from kids all over the world. The postal workers at the Canadian Post Office also started answering some of these letters.
SEIGH & REINDEER
Santa Claus and his sleigh: The image of Santa Claus and his sleigh began in 1819 and was created by Washington Irving, the same author who dreamt up the Headless Horsemen.
Rudolph Reindeer: The Montgomery Ward department store created Rudolph the Reindeer as a marketing gimmick to encourage children to buy their Christmas colouring books.
The original Rudolph did not have a red nose: In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward didn’t want him to look like a drunkard.
A movie titled “The Santa Clause”: It was released in 1994. A man in the movie inadvertently killed Santa and was magically recruited to take the place of Santa. You can watch this movie on YouTube and iTunes store for a small fee.
Coca cola was the first company that used Santa Claus during the winter season for promotion.
The Christmas tree is a manufactured tradition: Victorian intellectuals (like Clement Moore) invented the tradition as part of a social movement to consciously reform Christmas away from its tradition of raucous drinking.
Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square: It is donated to the people of London every year by the people of Oslo, Norway in thanks for their assistance during World War2.
Nova Scotia is the world’s leading exporter of Christmas trees.
Christmas trees were banned: Trees were banned due to environment concerns- in the White House in 1901 by the President Teddy Roosevelt.
Franklin Pierce was the first President to place a Christmas Tree in the White House.
Most expensively dressed Christmas tree: The tree was valued at $11,026,900. It was seen in the United Arab Emirates last year.
And the most light lit on simultaneously on a Christmas tree is 194,672.
Scrooge does not celebrate with the Cratchits: While most cinema versions of “A Christmas Carol” show the reformed miser celebrating with his lower class employees, in the book, scrooge celebrates instead with his middle-class nephew.
“The 12 days of Christmas” costs about $1.3 million: The big challenge is getting the lords to leap in unison. I figure about $100k per lord, with an extra $100k to cover the birds, rings, milkmaids, and so forth.
America’s first batch of eggnog: It was made in the Jamestown settlement in 1607. Its name comes from the word “grog”, meaning any drink made with rum. Non-alcoholic eggnog is popular as well.
Christmas wreath: The Christmas wreath was originally hung as a symbol of Jesus. The holy represents his crown of thorns and the red berries the blood he shed.
The three traditional colours of Christmas Decoration: The three traditional colours of most of the Christmas decorations are red, green and gold. Red symbolises the blood of Christ, green symbolises life and rebirth, and gold represents light, royalty and wealth.
Jingle bells: This was the first song sung by astronauts “Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra” in space, on December 16, 1965.
Christmas as a “day off” is a recent innovation: As late as 1850, December 25 was not a legal holiday in New England, so stores were open, business were open, and children were expected to attend school.
Recently become a “family” holiday: Christmas was originally celebrated as an adult form of “trick or treat” but with the “treat” consisting of booze and the threatened “trick” consisting of bodily harm or destruction of property.
CHRISTMAS & CAROLS
Other names of Christmas: Other names of Christmas from the old times include- “midwinter”, “Nativity” and “yule”.\
Christmas dinners in Italy: In Italy, Christmas dinner can last for more than 4 hours. Most of the Italian families have more than 7 courses for the dinner.
White Christmas: ‘White Christmas’ by Bing Crosby is the best selling Christmas song ever. It has sold more than 50 million copies around the world.
Christmas carol: Charles dickens has written a novel on Christmas – “A Christmas carol” and it became very popular and it took him 6 weeks to write his novel.
We wish you a Merry Christmas” was originally a threat: The ever popular song was originally sung, loudly and repeatedly, by crowds of rowdy, lower class servants demanding booze from their masters or they won’t leave.
Law in Britain: A law in Britain to this day forbids you from not visiting church on Christmas day. And you cannot visit the church on a vehicle. However, this law is just sitting on a piece of paper and is not followed actually.
The Statue of Liberty: The statue of liberty was gifted to the US by the French on Christmas day in 1886. It weighs 225 tons and thus you could consider it as the biggest Christmas gift in the world.
Spirit of giving: Christmas is celebrated to represent the ‘spirit of giving’ which is why so many gifts are exchanged on the occasion. It is also important to remember and help people that are less fortunate than us.