Christmas has always been the most special holiday for me, and unlike you, I do not have a valid reason for it. We don’t celebrate Christmas in Turkey so it doesn’t have any sentimental feeling for us; however we do put up Christmas decorations, trees, lights etc not for Christmas but for new year’s day (anyone wondering why Turkey is always referred to as the bridge between east and west, here goes your answer). So Christmas decorations along with New Year’s celebrations, gifts, lights and snow have always been my favorite spectacle of the year which is why every single year I overloaded on ornaments, just to make sure everyone who so much as passed by our door knew what we were up to.
Now that I have my own (tiny and cozy) home with no space to put an extra candle let alone a huge tree, I started dialing down. Decals or tapestries instead of trees, clear firefly lights and just one or two simple ornaments. A clean, creative and modern Christmas ahead.