Christmas

Animated statues in the Neapolitan Nativity scene

Animated statues in the Neapolitan Nativity scene

The Nativity scene is one of the most famous and spread traditions connected to Christmas. At least in our country, there are very few homes that have no box containing the wood and cork hut, small rocks and pieces of bark, moss turned gray because…

Christmas home decorations – do-it-yourself

Christmas home decorations – do-it-yourself

Let the do-it-yourself mood get to you this Christmas. It doesn’t matter if you’re good at it or not, just put a lot of fantasy and emphasis in it. You can recreate enchanting atmospheres to add that extra touch of elegance to your Christmas. Decorating your…

Christmas Lights Projectors: characteristics

Christmas Lights Projectors: characteristics

Christmas light projectors are very impressive machines with many possible options for decorations. These objects let us create a nice atmosphere in an inside or outside enironment immediately and with not much effort. They are perfect to create the right atmosphere in joyful events such…

Advent time

Advent time

Advent has always been one of the most important moments of the year for Catholics all over the world. It is the time we get ready for Christ’s coming, for the renovation of his miracolous birth, which will be celebrated on Christmas, but not just…

Some original ideas for your DIY Nativity scene

Some original ideas for your DIY Nativity scene

The Nativity scene is an ancient and everlasting tradition, especially in our counrty, but in general in all Catholic countries. It is a reenactment of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem set during Christmas. The setting includes the hut, the manger where the statue…

How to place the lights on your Christmas tree

How to place the lights on your Christmas tree

We are almost there. Winter hit us after a long and hot summer, and fall seemed hesitant to drive away the warm season. It will soon be the time to begin thinking about how to decorate our home in view to Christmas, the ultimate holiday.…

Holyart miniature Christmas villages

Holyart miniature Christmas villages

Christmas is a multi-faceted holiday. Besides its religious meaning, that is, recalling Our Lord Jesus’ birth every year, it is also filled with remainders from more ancient traditions, which transformed thoughout the centuries and adapted to the Christian message, gaining a new value. In fact,…

How to decorate your Christmas tree

How to decorate your Christmas tree

When we think about Christmas, the first image we have in our minds is probably a spruce decorated with bright lights and colorful hangings, full of delicate and shiny knick-knacks, golden and silver garlands, red ribbons, and crowned with a pointy or star-shaped tree topper.…

How Royal families celebrate Christmas

How Royal families celebrate Christmas

Christmas is probably the ultimate family holiday. However, there are different types of families. Or not? How do Royal families celebrate Christmas, for example?  Are their traditions the same as ours, like decorating the tree and exchanging gifts? The English Royals, as usual, are very,…

The enchanted atmosphere of Christmas in North Europe Stockholm and Gothenburg

The enchanted atmosphere of Christmas in North Europe Stockholm and Gothenburg

In Sweden, Christmas looks even more magical. Maybe that is because winter is colder and darker than in other countries, and people need to concoct something to warm up their bodies and hearts. Or maybe that’s because the traditions of that country are so suggestive…

Outdoor Christmas decorations: luminaries

Outdoor Christmas decorations: luminaries

In Christian religion, light has always had a very important symbolic meaning. That is demonstrated by the fact that it was used since the origins of fire during celebrations, and also by the fact that the use of candles spread not only as a source…

An ornament that cannot be missed in every home: the Advent Wreath

An ornament that cannot be missed in every home: the Advent Wreath

The Advent Wreath is at the same time a Christmas ornament that embellishes your home and an object of great sacred value for believers. As a matter of fact, the Advent Wreath accompanies the devotees for four weeks until Christmas. It is made of many…

Getting ready for Christmas while having fun with your child

Getting ready for Christmas while having fun with your child

Christmas is the family holiday, the occasion where all gather to celebrate and spend some time in peace and harmony. Wouldn’t it be nice if the family was involved in the organization of such celebrations and in the decoration of the house? Especially for the…

Decorate your house for Christmas in complete safety

Decorate your house for Christmas in complete safety

When a little child lives in the house, you need to opt for a series of indispensable precautions to avoid unpleasant accidents which can also have serious consequences. It’s a well known fact that kids are curious by nature. The youngest ones crawl in every…

Christmas markets in Bolzano and Bressanone

Christmas markets in Bolzano and Bressanone

Few places call to mind holidays atmosphere as much as Christmas markets do. They are definitely not usual markets, as we are used to see all year round in our cities. Christmas markets are veritable events, which change the look of the streets and squares…

Animals that should not be missing in your nativity scene

Animals that should not be missing in your nativity scene

Among the many characters in a nativity scene, you just cannot ignore the large amount of animals of any kind. The most “famous” are surely the ox and the donkey, which warmed baby Jesus with their warm breath. The former is said to have lured…

Chocolate Christmas

Chocolate Christmas

Dessert should not be missing from the holiday table. Let alone on the table of the Ultimate Holiday! During Christmas sweets of all kind play a fundamental role in Italian meals. The great classics, as panettone, pandoro and nougat, industrial Christmas desserts; in addition we…

8 ideas for a religious Christmas gift

8 ideas for a religious Christmas gift

Christmas, time for gifts. Actually, someone has already begun his rush to Christmas shopping; woe to those who find themselves unprepared, woe to those waiting till last minute, and make someone unhappy. It is such a pity that to some extent the fever for gifts…