We all like to have a Christmas tree and decorations in our houses during the Christmas Season. So to save from buying and spending every year, keep the old decorations and Christmas tree properly where it will not get ruined.
My Christmas tree is 4 or 5 years old and so are the balls and decorations. I keep them in a plastic bag and place them all in 1 big box and seal it properly. I would then place it in the basement or some where where it won’t get wet and that the rats and mice can’t get to them. Also with the Christmas lights, I make sure that it is not tangled or that it won’t break.
So when the time comes, I can use the same Christmas tree. place the decorations or balls differently and if I do have extra, I will buy something different to add or different colored balls so it will look different. Even with the decorations around the house. As long as it still looks good I use them. So that I won’t need to spend too much and whatever I buy I save for the next year again.
My tree looks simple and bare but it has a lot of small xmas balls and lights and when it lights it looks beautiful. The garland used to be on the tree so this year i wrapped it around the table. Those are early Christmas gifts sent by my brothers.
Like these stars, they are supposed to be lights but they won’t work so instead of throwing them away, I hanged them outside near the gate so it will also look like Christmas there too.
If you are artistic you can make your own with glue, Styrofoam, glitters and silver paper. Even native objects like coconut husks or leaves. A little paint and glitter makes them look wonderful. We just need to be creative, even the lowly empty toilet paper roll can be cut and designed and colored to make some kind of Christmas decorations. Old Christmas cards can be cut and hanged around. You don’t need to spend thousand of dollars or pesos just to make the house look festive. If you have a Parol hanging outside your house is already festive enough and you can make your own.
Just be creative, innovative and resourceful. Sometimes you feel better if the decorations were hand made and original
But the most important thing to remember is it is the birth of our Lord Jesus, pray to Him and honor Him. Also having your family with you is also another important factor in making Christmas a season to remember and a happy one. Whether you are rich or poor loving and caring for one another is what Christmas is about, not the thousand pesos or dollars worth of decorations or the thousand of lights around your house. Jesus does not judge on what you have but for who you are.
Merry Christmas everyone and may you all have a happy one with your families, relatives and friends.