Are you living in a small house which does not have enough space for a Christmas tree? Here are some easy tips to bring in a festive cheer to your house without a proper Christmas tree - and on a budget.
Star and the story of Christmas goes hand in hand. In Christian tradition, the Star of Bethlehem, also called the Christmas Star, guided the noble men to Jesus Christ. The star is a symbol, a message from god. The markets are flooded with Christmas stars. There are stars ranging from Rs 100 to Rs 2000. Pick one that suits your budget.
Now, it is time to get creative. You need a free space on the wall, some sticking glue and some green or Christmas Garlands which you can pick up in any shop selling decorations. Draw a square block, just big enough so that it can be seen when you open the door. Stick it up with glue. Draw a zig-zag line on one corner, and stick the Christmas Garland on it. You can stick decorations on this. It is very simple and the garlands come for as cheap as Rs 100.
If you have windows facing the road, bring on a festive cheer by adding some lights and decking it up with some candy canes, red lights and greens. They will give your house a very festive look.
According to a study, people associate the smell cinnamon - and mixed herbs with Christmas. Put a handful of cinnamon sticks in water, bring it to a boil. Let it simmer for a while and the aroma fill the room. You can keep a cloves and cinnamon in a box in the kitchen too.
(With inputs from Agencies)