Christmas has long been celebrated in the U.S. and other parts of the world. It’s a communal effort that everyone in a city or neighborhood displays decorative items, such as commercial or residential Christmas lights, to show that they care about the festivities.
For example, you would see Christmas lights just as the winter season starts in Minnesota. Here’s a closer look at the decorations used during the Christmas holidays:
Christmas trees are used in homes and public places, such as malls, for people to see and admire. They are usually made from pine trees or other durable lumber and then placed indoors for the family to put Christmas gifts under. The trees are specially treated so that the leaves won’t have any bugs while the tree is inside the house.
Christmas lights are strings of little light bulbs with different colors. They are either installed inside or outside the house. In the case of the former, the lights must be installed in such a way that the wiring won’t get exposed to the outdoor elements, such as rain or snow.
Christmas stockings are decorative elements that are popular among children during the season. They are put inside homes, usually by the fireplace. The reason kids get too excited is that Christmas stockings usually contain gifts, which parents would say are from Santa Claus.
Another decorative tradition would be the snowman. This lasts shorter than the other decorations because a snowman is literally made of snow. Two balls of snow are formed, with the larger one or the body placed at the bottom and the smaller one or the head on top. Twigs are then attached to the large snowball to act as the hands, and a carrot is put in front of the small ball to serve as the nose.
Christmas is a tradition that has long been practiced in the country. This celebration is usually a community effort because neighbors put Christmas lights and build snowmen for passersby to witness. These decorative items never go out of style and are still used in residential and commercial properties in the U.S.