Wives Connection: Christmas Season

Showing posts with label Christmas Season. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas Season. Show all posts

History and Meaning of The Christmas Tree

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Christmas trees have over the years become so popular in Nigeria... In my family we have one tree at the village for when we spend Christmas there and another here in Abuja for when we stay back. The kids and I eagerly look forward to the day it is brought out and decorated. It's so much fun and whenever This Christmas tree is put up in the living room, it becomes the focal point for everyone; The light bulbs, the bells, carol sounds and all the beautiful colours. The kids trying to figure out what gifts may have been wrapped for them and praying daily that Christmas day arrives because they do not have the patience to wait for Boxing Day before unwrapping. Putting up a Christmas tree is so much fun for kids and women in almost every family, I don't know about the men sha. Shopping for a Christmas tree and even decorations, can be very expensive, wish it was less expensive so that
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Merry Christmas

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Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel. 

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a son is given;...And His name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 
On a cold winter's night, around this time of year, he arrived in the form of man to bring salvation to us all.
Merry Christmas!
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How to decorate your Christmas tree in 10 easy steps

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Christmas tree decorating season has begun and the reason mine is still waiting is because the girls are not yet back from boarding school to do the decorating. But is there a right way or a wrong way to decorate a Christmas tree, and how can you make yours look fit for a Harrods window display? Telegraph UK has spoken to experts at John Lewis for some help. Here is their 10 step "treetorial" on how to decorate a Christmas tree like a pro.  

Step 1 - Pick a location

Real or artificial, you need to think carefully about where to position your tree, especially if space is at a premium in your home. Ideally it will be near a plug socket, to avoid the need for unsightly extension leads, or perhaps near a window so all your neighbours can admire your handiwork.
Re-arrange furniture if necessary and try not to block any thoroughfares. You don't want
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Welcome To December; How To Create A Fun Christmas

 Happy December Guys
Happy New Month Dearies!
I couldn't wait to sit with a computer and start typing December greetings. This is my favourite month this year, every year, maybe cos of the weather, maybe cos of the festive season or just the Resting and enjoyment and meeting of friends and families one hasn't seen in a while and having enoug people around to practice and enjoy all the Nigerian food recipes on wives connection kitchen.

My best part of the year has always been December. Sorry for me, like a child, I still look forward to Christmas celebration, baking Christmas cakes for my family with many hands doing little work cos then it's a full house especially at the village where we bake cakes without an oven, Staying awake on Christmas eve and eating all the edibles and drinkables while waiting for 12 midnight to scream "merry christmas!" and decorating the tree with the kids, yes! I still do that.

Before it's Christmas, I always always promise myself that I won't interfere, I tell the children that Christmas tree decoration is their business, BUT, as soon as the tree is brought down, I can't leave them alone o. They beg and remind me of my promise but for where? I just can't sit and watch them mix up colours anyhow or hang without paying particular attention to details and beauty. I know it kinda ruins their fun but Eya must take part in that fun. I try hard not to join them, roam around, watching their busy little hands and before you say jack, mummy is already hanging some bells and asking to help with decorating parts above their height. Wish I can outgrow that.

Today is December 1 and it feels like Christmas already with everyone wishing happy new month and smiling like Christmas day. I pray this year won't be different for my family and yours too. May we truly enjoy this Christmas and tell ourselves that it is the best yet.

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parents, let's not forget that giving the family a memorable Christmas does not happen by magic, we have to plan ahead. Get the tree ahead of time for the kids to have fun decorating, they love it. ...If you don't have one yet, these things are very expensive so, one needs to plan ahead.

Plan to get the family a yummy cake if you can't bake. I learnt to bake and decorate from you guys who posted cake recipes on the blog and yes, plus delicious cake recipes in cookbooks and Online, I now make very good assorted cakes for the kids and it's fun especially now that I got a mixer so we don't have to take turns mixing or folding in *I know a mixer is no news but, I can't help sharing:)

Plan to give the family a treat;
plan to lodge them somewhere if you are not travelling and can afford it;
plan to surprise family members with Christmas Presents if that has not been your practice;
 Plan to give them any surprise that would make it unforgettable.

Okay, Another thing that
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