Trawling around the twittersphere this morning I came upon this photo taken in Dongguan, China.
This got me thinking about this time last year when I spent Christmas in China. In fact I spent Christmas not too far from where Marilyn Santa now coyly stands. I remember walking past stores selling all of the mass produced Christmas balls and bells and baubles that you and I see hanging from trees in living rooms across America. I saw legions of mechanical Santas caroling their mechanical tunes. Now admittedly, I don’t celebrate Christmas but I love it. I love the songs and the smells and the ornaments. So I felt very much at home in China amidst the kitsch. In the spirit of that kitsch The Recollective has collected some quick stories from folks about their favorite Christmas decoration. Click on each name to hear that person’s story.
A big thank you to everyone who shared a story. What’s yours? Jot down your favorite or most meaningful memory of Christmas decorations and post it right here!