Christmas

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 […]

The birth of Baby Jesus: the deepest meaning of Christmas

The birth of Baby Jesus: the deepest meaning of Christmas

The Nativity of Jesus surely symbolizes the highest and most meaningful moment of the Christian calendar. Every year this miracle repeats itself, along with its promise of salvation. The statues of Baby Jesus that look upon us from nativity scenes in churches, squares and in […]

Embellish your nativity scene with a unique and original scenography

Embellish your nativity scene with a unique and original scenography

Since its first appearance in the popular tradition, the nativity scene has had the double meaning of deep and human expression of devotion, and work of art of absolute refinement and attention to details. Although the subjects represented were for the most part common men […]

Christmas symbols and their meaning

Christmas symbols and their meaning

Christmas is the richest holiday in terms of sacred and profane symbolism, all intersected throughout centuries until they became an indissoluble and indistinguishable one. All Christmas symbols and the habits related to each one were preserved form generation to generation. From the Nativity to the […]

The importance of the right background for your do-it-yourself nativity scene

The importance of the right background for your do-it-yourself nativity scene

The creation of a nativity scene is a moment of great creativity, which tests imagination and screening ability of those who make it.  Especially if you decide for a do-it-yourself nativity, where every single aspect of the scenography is the outcome of personal initiative, of […]

Trees and plants in the Christian tradition

Trees and plants in the Christian tradition

In ancient times, the relationship between man and nature was much closer than itis today. Everyday life was inextricably linked to the alternation of the seasons, atmospheric precipitations, excessive heat, or excessive cold. Our ancestors certainly did not live an easy existence, victims of a […]

How to decorate the table at Christmas

How to decorate the table at Christmas

Christmas is the holiday that more than any other influences every year all aspects of daily life. Even those who choose not to celebrate it cannot help but be fascinated, be wrapped and infected by the atmosphere that is created in the streets, in shops, […]

Complete Nativity Sets for those who didn’t have time to make their own

Complete Nativity Sets for those who didn’t have time to make their own

It is always good idea to be able to build a homemade nativity scene, customising and enriching it with unique details, populating it with figures chosen on the basis of their own experience, childhood memories, or just for the sake of finding something familiar and […]

How to tell your child about the birth of Jesus

How to tell your child about the birth of Jesus

For today’s children, accustomed to a constant and often too hectic flow of information, it is not easy to understand the true spirit of Christmas. For many of them it is just an opportunity to receive gifts and special attention, but it would be really […]