Happy New Year, my dear friends! I congratulate you on the beginning of the new year. Best wishes from all my heart!
Happy New Year – I wish you well, What things may come no-one can tell. Yet blessings surely can be found, I hope that plenty come around!
I really like to celebrate the new year. This is a fabulous day. All of us at heart always remain children. Is not it? Therefore, each of us loves fairy tales, gifts, magic.
I really like decorating the house in Christmas and New Year traditions. Decor begins at the door, of course. This year I made such a wreath.
But the most interesting is gifts. My granddaughter cannot wait to open gifts! My little angel is asking me. What will be in the boxes, what will be in the boxes? I was silent, did not give out secrets! But I felt sorry for my granddaughter. I said that I prepared the same gifts for everyone, but different at the same time. With this phrase I confused my baby completely. Can you guess what it was? This year I prepared unusual gifts for my family. These are coasters using technique tatting in resin, of course! 10 different coasters – it was not easy.
And for my friends I made snowflakes in resin. These are little cute souvenirs. These snowflakes look great on a Christmas tree.
Snowflakes in resin
The most important thing in these gifts is my love and a piece of my heart, which I put in each knot.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, my dear friends! So very little time is left before the Happy Holidays – Christmas and New Year. This is the most wonderful time for me. I like the atmosphere enveloped in a fairy tale. People decorate their homes with garlands. Lights sparkle on the Christmas trees. And on the fireplace hangs stockings with sweets! Ah, what a miracle!
Ukrainian Catholics celebrate Christmas on December 24, and Orthodox Christians on January 7.
The Christmas Eve Supper or Sviata Vecheria (Holy Supper) brings the family together to partake in special foods and begin the holiday with many customs and traditions. This traditions which reach back to antiquity. The rituals of the Christmas Eve are dedicated to God . And to the welfare of the family, and to the remembrance of the ancestors. Family gathers to begin supper with the appearance of the first star. There are twelve courses in the Supper. Because according to the Christian tradition each course is dedicated to one of Christ’s Apostles. The first course is always kutia. It is the main dish of the whole supper.
Ukrainian Christmas songs
While many of the Ukrainian Christmas Eve customs are of a solemn nature, the custom of caroling is joyful and merry. Ukrainian Christmas songs or carols have their origins in antiquity, as do many other traditions practiced at Christmas time. The very popular Ukrainian carol in the United states, “Carol of the Bells”, in its originality is a shchedrivka. The very popular Ukrainian carol in the United states, “Carol of the Bells”, in its originality is a shchedrivka. This song tells about a swallow who came to the landowner’s house. First the swallow asks him to go out and say how rich he is. After swallow asks how many calves he has and so on. 🙂
Our family decorates the house with pleasure. It creates an incredibly festive atmosphere! A coniferous wreath decorate the front door, of course!
I really like handmade gifts. As rare thing can become your heirloom. Our heirloom is “Grandfather Frost” ( Santa Claus) passed down from generation to generation. We place this symbol under the Christmas tree every year. Our Santa Claus is over 60 years old!
I can’t wait for the holidays! Do you like Christmas? Write in the comments what heirlooms you have. It is very interesting. I made a short video to create a festive mood. I hope the photo collage of my handmade products and fun music will please you! https://youtu.be/mu18n7I9c1E