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Tagged With: Christmas

G is for Green, Gold and Glitter

Green In winter everything gets gray and dark. Most trees will have shed their leaves and grass will be gone (or covered under a layer of snow or ice). One of the few groups of trees that still show some live and colour are evergreens. Most people will recognise these as the Christmas tree. I … Continue reading »

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F is for Frankincense, Fire and Family & Friends

Frankincense Frankincense has its origins in the Middle East and was one of the three gifts that baby Jezus received on its birthday. By that time it was already a popular product in Asia as a medicin and in North African and Middle Eastern religions as a perfumed cleansing product. The product has made quite … Continue reading »

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E is for Elves and Excitement

In modern children’s Christmas stories Santa Claus is relying on his little helpers to get ready for Christmas day. His helpers are elves, wearing green outfits and little pointy hats. They all live on the North Pole and help Santa with his presents. Whenever you go to a Santa’s Grotto during the weeks up to … Continue reading »

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D is for Dinner

Central to the Christmas celebrations is the large family dinner. Not everyone will have dinner at the same time or have the same food, but they will all try to have as many family members together as possible. Some people might go out for dinner as they don’t want to have the hassle of cooking … Continue reading »

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C is for Candle, Card and Cranberry

Of course C stands for Christmas, but as it is an ABC for Christmas and I have already covered Christmas in an earlier post, I will not repeat it here. There are many words with a C that can be linked with Christmas, but I have chosen for three that I think stand out. C … Continue reading »

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B is for Bauble

Christmas would not be complete without its ornaments, whether to decorate just the tree or the rest of the house, outside and inside. For Christmas there are really no limits and it’s down to personal choice and taste. Although many people will go for the traditional baubles, these days you can find all kinds of … Continue reading »

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A is for Advent

Advent starts the fourth sunday before Christmas, which is this year 2nd December. It marks for most Western religions the time to start preparing for Christmas. For them it means making a wreath with four candles, one for each sunday. They are lit one after the other so that one the last sunday before Christmas … Continue reading »

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Christmas Traditions Across the Globe

Time is passing quickly, it is now only 44 days left until Christmas. You might think that Christmas is celebrated in the same way across the world. But as a Dutch girl living in the United Kingdom I have some first hand experience in how different countries celebrate this end of year festival. For most … Continue reading »

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Family Portrait Photography

It’s nearly time to start sending this years Christmas cards to family and friends. It can be difficult to find the right card, so why not use a family portrait on your own styled Christmas card? Here are some tips to create your personal family portrait, that is a little different from the standard pose. … Continue reading »

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Christmas cards – a great opportunity for creative photography

Over the years I have had problems finding the right Christmas cards to send to my family and friends. The cards in the shops often didn’t have the right message on it, the room to write a personal message or didn’t have an appropriate image on it. That got me thinking last Christmas; so I … Continue reading »

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