Never thought Afrikan-centred folks decorated trees for the winter solstice or Christmas/Ka-Rast Mass? Well think again. It’s a tradition that some look forward to each & every year. If you’re considering doing the same you may want to employ green practices ie. using a tree/hedge in your yard. Why not reuse the same lights and decorations each year? Or have 2-3 sets so you can alternate them from year to year. Love tree lighting parties? Alright now! Don’t hesitate to have your own.
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-some-ideas-for-a-christmas-tree-trimming-party.htm Tips for a tree decorating party. Here’s more: http://entertaining.about.com/cs/christmas/a/treedecorating.htm Set the mood by playing your favourite Christmas/solstice music.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-l5QI3Sm-c Queen Imakhu speaks about the Kemetic roots of tree decorating & more. It’s best to watch the whole series.
P.S.- Yeye Luisah Teish’s book talks about this and lots more. http://www.amazon.com/Jump-Up-Throughout-Seasons-Celebrations/dp/1573245518/ref=la_B001HCY0QK_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384705645&sr=1-3