Saturday, December 22, 2012

A Hessian Christmas

It may be hard to tell from the photo below, but this storefront tree is adorned entirely with decorations made from hessian.

This store is not selling these items. They have simply decided to use them for their Christmas decorations. It may be a statement. It may simply be a choice to move away from commercialised paraphernalia at this time of year. I just don't know.

What I do know though is that it is as beautiful as any storefront Christmas display I have seen and sends a valuable message to us all. This time of year doesn't have to be about consumerism. Let it be about what is in your heart.

That's what I take away from these images. What it does or doesn't do for you is your business.


  1. Great thoughts again. What a pity Christmas has become so commercialised with stressed adults trying to create a Christmas spirit for one day a year. Many children expecting (and often getting!)expensive gifts, too much food and drink consumed (and also wasted) often add to this commercialism.

  2. Thanks Niki and yet I too am caught up in that very commercialism year after year. it just soes to show we are all flawed. It does give us something to strive for though.