Greetings everyone, and for those of you that celebrated Christmas yesterday I hope you had a lovely holiday.
Speaking of the the Christmas holiday, I would like to take this opportunity to share my personal belief that while it is important to remember the religious and spiritual significance of Christmas, and to avoid the trappings of materialism and crass commercialism, I also appreciate the traditions surrounding Christmas that make it fun. And among those the beloved Christmas tree is one of the best! And another super fun tradition associated with Christmas is the Nutcracker ballet!
Now, if you’ve ever seen the Nutcracker you’ll remember that in the story the Christmas tree magically grows taller and taller. And the stage production of the ballet achieves this special effect in ingenious ways. Have you ever wondered how the do it? Not to mention all the other cool special effects in the show?
Well, I found an article that spills the beans on all the trade secrets here:
Or better yet, watch this video so you can actually see it.
So if you’re among those who have never seen it then you are definitely missing out.!!!
And if you missed out on going this year because of Covid 19, then please check out the companies that have a virtual production and support those struggling in this difficult time. Some of them have already ended…(I really should’ve done this post earlier ), but many have not, so take a look.
And now for a personal side note…
For myself I can say that although it was without a doubt a very hard year, I am grateful to have been blessed with a very lovely Christmas.
My six year old had written to Santa asking for a snowman that could survive in the sun, which had me worried . …but that Santa is a clever one, and he came through
And since this post was originally about trees I’ll include a picture of ours as well.
And also I would like to invite you to share with us pictures of your Christmas trees and stories of how your day went yesterday in a response to this post, if you please. Can’t wait to hear from you
One more thing I would like to say before I wrap up this post…
For those of you who celebrated Christmas yesterday, I hope your holiday was filled with Joy. And if it wasn’t, I hope you know that you’re not alone, that there are people you can reach out to who will listen and help in whatever way they can, and that there is hope for tomorrow. And of course the same goes for all of you who for whom it was just another day. Peace and love to you all.
And Happy New Years!