AFRICAN CORNER: An African Inspired Christmas
Hey guys! Welcome to another edition of African corner, our weekly series that is solely focused on bringing to you, a truly African experience that appeals to your home and décor needs. On today’s edition, which we would like to very much think of as a special edition, we would be reading about interesting ways to take an African direction in decorating our spaces in for the holidays! So stick around as we bring to you, an African Inspired Christmas
Yes guys! It’s that time of the year when we have to take on major efforts in paying attention to how our homes look and basically just allowing the mood of the season seep into our spaces. It’s very typical of most people to hit the malls and shop for fancy ornaments, trees, Christmas lights and all other accessories, but have you ever considered the possibility of customizing your own Christmas accessories? That fancy spread of Red patterned Ankara wrapper that has been abandoned in your wardrobe, do you know you can decorate a lot with it? Do you also know that you can create your own Nativity Scene with some of the most basic items that are lying around in your house? There are so many other ways to go about Africanizing your Christmas decorations, and we would start the list with a Christmas essential, Christmas greeting cards!
While it’s never a bad idea to go out and shop for Christmas greeting cards from stores, how about trying something more original this holiday? Your own custom handmade cards using the Ankara fabric. There are so many options as to which patterns you can make on the card. You can have your children cut out Christmas trees, canes or ornaments. Apart from sending the cards out to your loved ones, decorate your home with it by placing the cards in strategic positions or simply glue the cards on a frame and hang it against the wall.
Put warm smiles of the faces of your family and friends during this holiday by decorating your home with these lovely and carefully thought-out Ankara stockings. A Christmas stocking is an empty sock or sock-shaped bag that is hung on Christmas Eve so that Santa Claus or (Father Christmas) can fill it with small toys, candy, fruit and coins or other small gifts when he arrives.
I wasn’t joking when I mentioned that your stash of unused print materials will be put to good use this season! Ease into the spirit of the season by adorning your space with your custom handmade ornaments. These African inspired ornaments are a great way to install the warmth of Africa into your home this holiday, and even more interesting, it’s a fun way to grow the bond with your children.
The Nativity Scene
Willing to go a little more extra in your decorations? What you need is definitely A Nativity Scene, an African inspired one at that! Displaying a nativity scene in your home is a loved Christmas tradition for many Christian families. There are many varieties of nativities, from nativity sets with movable figures, to single-piece nativities.
Alright guys, that is all we can take on today’s edition of African corner, we hope you found our post about An African Inspired Christmas interesting. If you do decide to carry out any of the projects, do send us a picture, we would absolutely love to see it. Comments, questions or observations? Do not hesitate to drop them in the comment section, we always love to hear from you!