Re-inventing the wheel...
Beautiful. Must be amazing having Christmas in winter, where all the candles and lights and food make sense. It is so surreal being in summer, even though I've never known anything else :)
Good job with candle! And the star decoration is so dramatic looking! I like it!
The stars are very pretty.
Lisa, Stephanie: The star is an oooold decoration we have. Made of paper, folds in on itself. It's basically the only decoration we have during Advent - we only start the rest of the decorations (tree and such) on 24th, and then it stays till January 6th (aka Twelfth Night for the English speaking folk).MrsC: Actually, one of the best Christmases I've ever experienced was in summer, on a Christian summer camp. The day spent in preparations and creation of gifts (each person made one gift, and then, in the evening, each person got one gift). Then, in the evening, we all dressed in the best clothes we had with us (I happened to have a blouse I'd made with me) and went for a walk through the village. And then celebration, tree and candles and dinner and gifts and cookies - and the story of Christ's birth, and all. Very Christmassy, and all in August. :-) Dinner was not traditional - roast chicken legs, and local goat cheese for the vegetarians - but it was also one of the best Christmas dinners ever. Because, really, it's all in the spirit, and the spirit of sharing was very strong that day.
The star is very beautiful! =)
Your summer Christmas sounds just right, but I hope you're also having a wonderful Christmas today - Merry Christmas!