We Tiny Housers can still manage some sweet scented boughs over the doors and windows, but not the floor space of Mega Home owners, so The Tiny House Blog has offered some flat, functional and Spirited Christmas Tree Options for your wall. So take down your pictures put up a little Holiday Cheer.
For my Baha'i friends, our Holiday Season starts at the End of February, with the Gift Giving and Charity phase. It goes through the first day of Spring, March 20, for our New Year and ends at the "Most Great Festival" of Ridvan which celebrates the Official Launching of the Baha'i Revelation. My Holiday Tree Tradition, to begin this season, is a bare branch with little "pocket leaves" velcro'd on. This is our "Do Gift" Tree and each family member has 5 leaves, one for each of the 5 days of "Ayyam-i-Ha" Days of Giving. In those leaves are scrolls from each member of the family of a 1:1 "Do Gift" that will be done for/or with that recipient, to be completed by the end of the 3 part holiday season at the end of April. Also, we try to "force" those dry winter branches by placing them in a vase, so that by New Year, March 20, they will be blossoming. The Ridvan Garden has a lollipop path leading to the beautiful forced branches that has a sweet attribute quote of gratitude for this New Day, the "Spiritual Springtime" at the Most Great Festival. All of this can fit nicely on a "Holiday Wall."
So, if Christmas is not your Thing in Dec. Have a Joyful and Grateful "Christma-Kwanza-Chani-mas" And to Muslim Friends, we share the same Naw Ruz/New Year Celebration. May it be green and growing.