Putting up a Christmas tree at home is a tradition that has been around for centuries. It is a symbol of the holiday season and brings joy to many people around the world. For me, it is a tradition that I look forward to every year. While it is unnecessary to put up a Christmas tree at home, many people enjoy decorating a tree with lights, ornaments, and other festive decorations.
The process of putting up the tree is a family affair. We all gather around and work together to ensure the tree is perfect. We take turns hanging ornaments and stringing lights. The tree itself is a thing of beauty. It is a reminder of the magic of the season. The twinkling lights and the smell of fresh pine fill the room with warmth and joy. It is a symbol of hope and renewal. In a world that can be chaotic and stressful, the Christmas tree is a symbol of peace and tranquility. It is a reminder to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life.
If you can’t afford to buy a Christmas tree, there are many alternatives that you can use to decorate your home and celebrate the holiday season such as garlands to bring a cozy Christmas vibe to your home or scavenged branches. You can use discarded branches or any available branches to strike a DIY wooden tree. Then, decorate it with ornaments to fill the empty spaces between the branches.
I remember during my childhood days when we couldn’t afford to buy a tree so we used to get a paper mulberry or a shrubby tree or “syapo” in Bisaya and just put DIY decors to make it lively. DIY lantern, a star made of paper or cardboard, everything was a DIY. It wasn’t that ‘bongga’, but it was beautiful enough to make us feel that Christmas was in the air.
We don’t need to spend extra money to feel the Christmas spirit. The most important thing is to spend time with your loved ones and create memories that will last a lifetime.
How about you? Did you set up a Christmas tree this year?