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Is Tinsel Old Fashioned?

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The Christmas tree is the heart of the most important holiday for all that it represents on a symbolic, spiritual and traditional level. Each ornament means something important that deserves to be remembered. Ribbons, garlands and balls ornaments are the decorative objects that give life to the Christmas tree. Tinsel is the decorative detail that elegantly defines the Christmas tree. Tinsel should be present every year so that the Christmas tree looks with a touch of glamour. The Christmas tree is placed in the living room of the house to welcome guests and for everyone to enjoy this warm family moment.

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Tinsel: its importance in the Christmas tree

If you want your Christmas tree to look beautiful, elegant and glamorous you should definitely put tinsel on it. Tinsel is a decorative detail of deep meaning, since it represents the joy and union of human beings in front of the birth of Jesus. However, over the years, tinsel has been attributed other meanings. It is also believed that this decorative detail symbolizes the starry sky at the exact moment Jesus was born. Another version indicates that people placed tinsel on the Christmas tree to reflect the flickering of the lit candles.

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Glamour for your christmas tree

As you can see, the tinsel can have several meanings, but the important thing is that this decorative detail cannot be missing in your Christmas tree. Tinsel is a classic ornament, which belongs to the purest Christmas tradition, that’s why it never goes out of fashion. Christmas decoration trends may vary from year to year, but tinsel should always be present.

When you place this decorative detail, remember that it is placed when the Christmas tree is already decorated. The tinsel is the final touch that you place on the Christmas tree to make it shine and project elegance throughout your home.

Melina Divani

Melina Divani is the owner and creator of Decoholic.org. Interior Design is her infinite passion without stop. Follow Melina on Instagram

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