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Christmas decorations – edible or not!

It’s almost Christmas and most of you must be busy with putting up your Christmas tree, hanging decorations around the house and slaving in the kitchen too; I too am attempting to do a few of these things and am getting my tree sorted this weekend too. With the tree will come out multiple boxes of baubles, ribbons, lights and all that glitter and in the midst of all this festivity, something strange has happened to me! I have suddenly got a  strong desire to drape a cloak with ‘Domestic Goddess‘ scribbled all over it, which at this point, I must stop to explain, means that I want to make home-made, in fact not just ‘home-made‘ for decorative purposes but even some edible decorations for my tree, just like the perfect superwoman would do! As, some of you who perhaps already personally know me, would put this in the category of ‘highly odd’ behaviour! However, since even after two sleeps, I am unable to overcome this urge, I decided to pen my thoughts and share this ‘out of body’ experience, wherein I have travelled to a virtual world of being a perfect ‘Domestic Goddess’.

I grew up in a beautiful town in India, which had a most amazing church just very, very close to my house. So, the month of December to me meant, groups of carol singers giving us all the pleasure of the beautiful hymns, the midnight mass, the nativity plays. The crazy men who sabotage shopping malls over the Christmas month, dressed in Santa costume, didn’t exist when I was growing up, and their absence was rather nice! Also, since I was schooled in a Convent, the run-up to the winter break was filled with Christmas carols and prayers, quite solemn and peaceful. I do love present day festivities around Christmas too; vastly different but fun, nonetheless! Cooking, praying, having fun and decorating are still pretty much the factors make up Christmas…

So, pardon me while I ‘try’ to be a DIY guru; however, since all the below suggestions are conceptualised and implemented by experts, you are in safe hands. So,  are you to ready to get all crafty?

You can't have enough candles at Christmas, can you? with some chestnuts thrown in, if you can ! via

You can’t have enough candles at Christmas, can you? with some chestnuts thrown in via

Orange & Ginger 'stained glass' biscuits for your tree via

Orange & Ginger ‘stained glass’ biscuits for your tree; make your own via

No more plastic and glass on your tree...use fruits to decorate via

No more plastic and glass on your tree; use fruits to create stunning decorations via

Simply take oranges, stick some lavender-soaked cloves and tie with a string; voila! via

Simply take oranges, stick some lavender-soaked cloves and tie with a string; voila! via

Make the shapes you really, really want for your tree...from smaller stars to big, huge stars...via

Make the shapes you want for your tree…from smaller stars to big, huge stars…via

Pines, lights, ribbons...it's almost Christmas after all....via

Pines, lights, ribbons, decorations, happiness and laughter…it’s almost Christmas….via

Chocolatey, snowy pine cones anyone? Delicious and pretty too via

Chocolatey, snowy pine cones anyone? Delicious and pretty too via

Are you feeling all  ‘Christmasy’ yet? A few ready-made baubles and ribbons and a lot of hand-made, maybe even edible decorations, made by you and for you, this Christmas…

Christmas is fun for all, but especially, it’s the season of miracles, joys and of course new toys for the little ones.  ‘Christmas Joy‘ by Winifred F. Walters highlights the joy of watching the face of a child playing with a new toy 🙂 Here goes:

Christmas may be many things
or it may be a few.
For you, the joy
is each new toy;
for me; it’s watching you.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Shilpa xx

 

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