December is my favorite month. My city looks so vibrant, colorful and positive unlike the rest of the year. There is cheerfulness and happiness in everyone around. The lights on the houses, the big red bows in department store windows, and the bright reds and greens all over the restaurants makes me so happy from within that I keep telling Dadda that I want to spend the night in the streets and explore the city. This is my second Christmas and I told Mumma and Dadda to buy me decorative items so that I could decorate our house. So here we go shopping for our Christmas decorations!
To begin with our Christmas celebration Dadda told me the significance of the festival. We celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with traditions drawn from Christianity as well as other ones personal to our own family. Each family I know follows many of the same traditions as we do. My Christmas is special because of these very traditions which we have formed as a family, like having meals together and decorating our houses to name a few. He also told me about Santa clause one who comes from as far as the North Pole in a carriage flown by reindeers and distributes gifts to children. Now I am a little worried about who will tell Santa Clause what I want as a gift. Dadda told me not to worry about it as he understands our wishes through our prayers. So I am a little relieved!
Nonetheless we begin with buying a special new tree decoration. Christmas spirit is everywhere with the onset of December, the shops play festive music and are usually decorated down to the last detail. Mumma said we should also focus on outdoor Christmas tree decoration. For that we need Electric lights which are a great choice for outdoor Christmas tree decoration, because electric lights are durable, and they add color and light to the winter landscape. Dadda then bought me banners, mantle garlands, grapevine and fruit wreath, candles, decorative balls, boxes and many more.
All three of us started with our Christmas tree decorations. We started with the lighting. Then we proceeded with hanging the wreath of grapevine around the tree. Small gift boxes, bulbs, ribbons, bells adorned our beautiful tree. I was spellbound with our creation. We even made orange cloves by wrapping a ribbon around the orange, twisting at the base, to divide the orange into quarters. This was very exciting as I tried this technique out for the first time.
Besides decoration Dadda and Mumma have decided to distribute gifts like sweets, chocolates, greeting cards, Christmas trees, decorative things, etc to the family members, friends, relatives and neighbors. They said that we would enjoy more if we celebrate with everyone around as the festival is about spreading happiness. We have also made a list of activities like games, songs to play and list of invitees whom we would be inviting at our home for Christmas. Come lets us all celebrate and spread the message of peace and togetherness around.