Making Christmas Decorations With Natural Materials – The Universal Symbolism Of The Festival


The tinkering with natural materials is a trend that has always been popular and popular. This is due to the simple fact that we humans in the various”whims”of nature can sometimes recognize ourselves as creation. A creation gifted with the gift of being a creator. And where, if not in nature, does the Creator find endless inspiration and enthusiasm?

In today’s article we would like to deal with the topic of Christmas decoration and answer questions asked about the origins of the tree decoration. That’s why we’ve come up with various ideas and very plausible examples of making Christmas decorations with natural materials. You’ll find that over the millennia, Christmas tree ornaments have changed only minimally, and people have always used the same universal symbols and colors to decorate and still do.


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Christmas symbolics and Christmas decoration

Where does Christmas come from and all the associated rituals? What we all know and present every year is, of course, the birth of Christ. There are, but scientists, who believe that the Christmas known to us is much older than the actual birth of Jesus Christ.

According to ancient stories and new research, this is originally the winter solstice and the rebirth of the light.

Circles, spheres, stars – all these forms are found in nature

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All pagan peoples probably knew each other well in all natural events and had many rituals to honor and celebrate nature and all their whims. From these ancient times, we inherited Christmas and its meaningful symbolism.

Today we decorate our Christmas trees with the same shapes as then. The difference is that we diligently try to festive decorate and even fashionably and alternatively to celebrate, but no longer know exactly why we do it.

Lemon and orange slices represent sunlight and heat

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Red and round apples are the universal symbol of liveliness, maturity and health

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The winter solstice is the victory of light over the darkness – symbols of light belong to the Christmas tree

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How do we decorate the Christmas tree?

Anyone who has decorated the Christmas tree before knows that big balls belong there. Today these are called Baubles and at that time were the red and gilded apples, oranges, oranges and pomegranates – all symbols of fertile and childbearing nature.

Gilded surfaces reflect the light and distribute it in the room

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Light, love and gratitude -the most beautiful expressions

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The rebirth of the light was portrayed differently by many pagan peoples

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Home-baked biscuits with Christmas spices may beautify the tree. Other very typical symbols that are still used today are toadstools, seeds and nuts, clove twigs and cinnamon sticks – dried and aromatic. There are various theories that lead to one – Man thanks nature for the great diversity and adorns the tree as a symbol of life on the shortest day of the year. The return of the light was by wax candles and straw figures, mainly stars or suns solemnly visualized.

It is always exciting to trace back ancient customs and rituals

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The Christmas tree, often as fir, spruce or pine, symbolizes primarily life. The evergreen fir-trees are not without reason in the center of the festival. To celebrate life and to give nature. That used to be important to people in the past.

The light and the love are honored and loved

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Christmas scents and ethereal aromas complete the party

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The colors and shapes at Christmas

That the Christmas symbolism remains the same, we’ve just repeated often enough. And what about the colors?

The Colors at Christmas are those who symbolize life and inspire hope. Green – the hope, the young life and the victory over the cold and the dark. Red – the color of the blood, which also stands for movement and life, but also for maturity, fertility and love. Orange, yellow, gold – These colors bring light into the room, because they are a symbol of the sun and its warmth.

Citrus fruits in slices – a gem on the tree that still smells wonderful

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Imitate and admire nature

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To remember is to understand the origins

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Has anyone noticed that we also hang mushrooms on the tree?

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Reflection now also makes sense

They have all these natural materials at home and can prepare lemons, oranges and grapefruit slices themselves, wrap nuts in gold, put a few spices aside, and after a few days, pay close attention to how the Room smells and, above all, it works.

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