Christmas Decorations

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Christmas Decorations

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Christmas Decorations
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Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree is a decorated evergreen coniferous tree, real or artificial, and a tradition associated with the celebration of Christmas. The Christmas tree is traditionally brought into the home and decorated during the days around Christmas. An angel or star may be placed at the top of the tree, representing the host of angels or the Star of Bethlehem from the Nativity.

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Christmas Tree
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Christmas Angels

As early as the mid-1880’s, using angels as Christmas decorations became widespread. Angles are associated with the Christian culture, but are also known in Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and Judaism, where angels or beings similar to angels are used as messengers.

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Christmas Angels
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Christmas balls

As far back as three hundred years ago, glass balls were already used as Christmas decorations. Today, the big, shiny balls of thin plastic or glass are used. They were originally invented in Germany.

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Christmas balls
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Christmas candles

To decorate the Christmas tree with Christmas candles is a tradition that dates back to the 16th century " the time when the Christmas tree was first brought into a living room. The candle symbolizes life and joy in a dark time, and is perfect for Christmas.

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Christmas candles
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Christmas Tinsel

Tinsel is sparkling decorative material that mimics the effect of ice or icicles. When in long narrow strips, it emulates icicles. It was originally a metallic garland for Christmas decoration. The modern production of tinsel typically involves plastic, and is used particularly to decorate Christmas trees. It may be hung from ceilings or wrapped around statues, lampposts, and so on.

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Christmas Tinsel
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Christmas Bells

Christmas bells are an integral part of the celebration. The bells announce the arrival of the baby Christ and the advent of the season.Jingle bells can be used to adorn almost any part of the home. They can also be hung on the Christmas tree.

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Christmas Bells
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Christmas Stockings

A Christmas stocking is an empty sock or sock-shaped bag that is hung on Christmas Eve so that Santa Claus (or Father Christmas) can fill it with small toys, candy, fruit, coins or other small gifts when he arrives. These small items are often referred to as stocking stuffers or stocking fillers. In some Christmas stories, the contents of the Christmas stocking are the only toys the child receives at Christmas from Santa Claus.

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Christmas Stockings
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Christmas Wreath

A wreath is an assortment of flowers, leaves, fruits, twigs and/or various materials that is constructed to resemble a ring. They are used typically as Christmas decorations to celebrate the birth of Christ. A special kind of wreath, called an Advent Wreath, is used to mark the passage of the four Sundays of the Advent season in Christianity.

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Christmas Wreath
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Christmas Candy Cane

It wouldn't be Christmas without candy canes, those ubiquitous red-and-white striped, hooked sticks of peppermint candy. In 1670, the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral was said to have bent straight white candy sticks into the now-familiar "J" shape to represent a shepherd's staff. He then gave them to children in the choir to keep them happy during long Christmas services. The candy cane was first mentioned in association with Christmas in 1874, and as early as 1882 was hung on Christmas trees.

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Christmas Candy Cane
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Christmas Mistletoe

Mistletoe is an interesting plant botanically it is categorized to be partial parasite. The sprig of mistletoe plant is used as the decoration item in Christmas holiday since ages. It has been associated with many properties since ages. Among its numerous qualities is the power to bestow life and fertility as well as to cure a person of poison intake. The custom of using mistletoe to decorate houses at Christmas dates back to the time of the Druids.

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Christmas Mistletoe
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