November 2014 archive

The Christmas Tree – Why Do We Need To Have One In Our Home

In the early times, it was a tradition to exchange green tree branches which was believed to bring happiness and Good luck. This tradition was followed later in the form of Christmas Trees. It was believed that Christmas trees would bring about positivity and the spirits that inhabited would get pleased. That’s when the tradition of getting Christmas trees home began.

The Christmas trees came to into existence because of the German people. They introduced the concept of Christmas trees which was eventually followed in the whole world. The German reformer Martin Luther brought “Christmas Tree” into notice and popularized the concept of it. Hence we adapted the Christmas Tree concept with all the trimmings.

Christmas Tree

With modern traditions began the use of artificial Christmas trees. Artificial Christmas trees are usually made up of PVC, which is a man made replication which is often used as a substitute of a live tree.

The trees were originally decorated with edibles like nuts and fruits. With a few years, the trees were decorated with candles and later began the advent of electrification. There’s a wide variety of Christmas tree ornaments that are available like the tinsel & candy canes. Also, the setting up and bringing down of the Christmas tree was not simple.

It was a complex tradition to be followed for which the dates were decided. Only on the decided days, the trees could be put up & could be removed after the eve. The decorations get available only after a specific time which comes in the late October or early November, soon after the day of Halloween.

With these few ornaments for the tree also came the tradition of Tree stand. A Christmas tree stand was mainly used for the natural Christmas trees to give it a balance which makes it appear steady. These stands were also used for the artificial trees to give it a balance. Few home-made trees were observed to have artificial snow laden branches by using cotton strips.

With the tradition of artificial trees, few countries opposed the use of artificial trees because they proved to be harmful. USA continued the use of PVC which were environmental friendly and easily recyclable. Concerns have been growing about people cutting down the trees for Christmas tree purpose. Christmas trees were brought into trend for bringing in positivity and happiness, so let us all try and keep the same purpose.

A New Year Means A New Beginning

2014 is coming to an end, and a new beginning, a new year 2015 is about to knock the doors. A new year is a good time to start a fresh start leaving all good and bad times behind and looking forward to a new and fresh beginning, taking our good and happy memories along with us and leaving our bad times and sorrows behind. Let us all just forgive those who did badly with us and apologize to those with whom we behaved badly. This article tells us how to focus on the new start and begin the New Year with opportunities and success which will follow you whole year.

Happy New Year

As we all know that the beginning of something new comes by the ending of the previous one. By the end of each year we get a fresh blank new page to fill it with the hopes, dreams, and aspirations for the coming year. We learn from our mistakes and try not to repeat it again.

The best way to make our new start better than the previous is through self-examination. Examining ourselves will get us the answers of our questions like what went wrong last year? What did we learnt from it? Whom should we forgive and to whom we should apologize? What are our goals and career aims for our future?  We should try and keep a note of all our curiosities and questions and try to find out the answers of those questions. Remember self-examination is our history and if we don’t study it we are very likely to repeat our mistakes again and again.

The beginning of a new year is a great opportunity to gain new experiences and make fresh changes with which we build our life history. These changes and experiences weather small or large, big or small, spiritual or materialistic are of things which makes new year a great new experience. Which helps make our history full of happiness and joy, with which time becomes memory and brings both tears and smile on our face.

New Year does mean a new change, a new beginning, but there is no fun and excitement of new start without old people we know. Our family and friends are biggest elements which help us make a good or sometimes bad history and ultimate a memory which we carry with ourselves our whole life. We are parted with many of our old friends and meet new friends, but New Year is the time when we can leave all our busy schedules aside and take out time to reunite and relive the old times spent together.

So yes… there are many things which needs to be done with the oncoming of the New Year. However if you take advantages of the new opportunities and set your goals accordingly you will always be one step ahead further towards your success. This article is just a small try to help make our year an organized and successful year ahead.