A festive season is always a time for entertainment and happiness. Despite the barriers of age, a festival brings in joy, energy and enthusiasm in the mind of everyone. For an adult a festive season brings back his childhood that offer only pure happiness devoid of sorrows and anxieties. A short period spent on celebrating a festival no matter what gives a person new hope and love for beginning of a new life, new resolutions ad above all to live as a better person leaving behind all the crisis he had in the past. Every country has its own traditional festivals and celebrations. Among these festivals Christmas is celebrated all over the world with similar thoughts and customs. Preparation for Christmas is in fact a preparation of more than ten months soon after the last celebrated Christmas. In many countries visible preparation for the Christmas begin by the month of November event though people have mentally prepared from last Christmas onwards. Decoration for Christmas is an inevitable custom or tradition observed by people all over the world. Children take part in the Christmas celebration enthusiastically by decorating their homes. Decoration in churches is also an equally important preparation relating to Christmas. Christmas decoration is the spice of the celebration.
Christmas decoration is not complete without the colors. Many of the decorative pieces are colorful and the traditional colors mostly used are green or evergreen color, red and white. Heart red color and snow white colors are core colors used for Christmas decoration. The color of Christmas papa or Santa Clause is always the combination of heart red and snow white colors. Most of the Christmas carol members and members of the church choir use the red and white combination dresses or mixture of red, white and green colors. Next to these traditional colors metallic colors are widely used. Silver, gold and metallic shades of other colors are quite common during Christmas time. Season also have an important role in Christmas decoration. Since Christmas falls during the winter season in December motifs and icons of snowflakes, reindeer, polar bear and penguins are also used as Christmas decorations and gifts.
Next to the colors are the icons or symbols relating to Christmas are the widely used decorative pieces. The icon or statue of Baby Jesus, Joseph and Mary other biblical characters including shepherds, Three kings and the angels in different size and shapes are the unique features of Christmas decoration. Competitions are organized for making cribs, putting up of stars and Christmas tress. Christmas tree decoration involves the use of several types of decorative pieces including miniatures of different colored balls, bells, bulbs, Christmas motifs and stars. A Christmas tree might be an artificial one or real Christmas plants. Christmas plants like European Holly, ivy plant, Christmas cactus, red amaryllis are heavily decorated during Christmas time. Another ornamental decoration is the motifs and icons of jingle bells. The world famous Christmas song jingle bells will be sung during the Christmas time. In US the jingle bell song is sung by singing groups in the streets form the month of November onwards indicating the advent of Christmas. Wreath made from conifer branches and Christmas bow at the bottom or top of the wreath with lighting unit of candle in the middle is another attractive Christmas decoration. Candles of different colors and shapes are indispensable part of the Christmas celebrations.
The Christmas decorations are removed in some countries after December 25 or the Christmas Eve. In some European states the Christmas decorations are taken down on twelfth night or on the evening of January 5 or January 6th. A Christmas decoration and the celebrations bring happiness to every person who celebrates it spreading the message of kindness, sharing and above all to love each other.