In many countries, it is a long-held tradition to gather
with the family during the days leading to Christmas to make
Christmas crafts. As early as the 18th century, society women
gathered with their friends to make Christmas crafts. They
made, among other things, such items as small Christmas stars
and paper packages, which could contain sugar almonds and
Today, it is also quite common for children to make Christmas
crafts in school. Imagine, if these children kept their yearly
Christmas crafts, they will soon have an exciting collection
of Christmas items which evoke memories. Perhaps, they can
even pass these on to their children and grandchildren.
The advantage of making Christmas crafts is that everybody
can take part. The small hands can make simple Christmas stars
from flat paper, while the more experienced ones can make
intricate and pretty Christmas decorations such as elaborate
Christmas sceneries, three-dimensional Christmas stars, or
ornate Santa Clauses using strings, cloth, carton, and other
Ideas for making Christmas crafts
Fun and easy craft projects for yourself, family and friends
with directions and photos:
Some families actually choose to hold
Christmas craft competitions. This way, all of the family
members are involved in making creative décor, and
when they take out the Christmas crafts from last year’s
box, these will inevitably bring back fond memories for
those who participated in the competition.
That Christmas crafts are made in private homes says a
lot about local traditions and culture. In English-speaking
countries, the Christmas sock, for example, plays an important
role. It is used to hide gifts, and it is often homemade,
e.g. with beautiful, handmade decorations. In the Scandinavian
countries, the Christmas heart plays a pivotal role. As
early as the 18th century, the great Danish poet, H.C. Andersen,
braided a beautiful heart using paper. Today, a Christmas
without braided Christmas hearts is almost inconceivable
in the Scandinavian countries.
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Making something from scratch can provide a nice break
from the usual spending spree that usually occurs every
December. Christmas crafts provide a great way to enjoy
the holiday season.
In this website, we show a few simple ideas for making Christmas
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