Most of us are going to spend a lot more time at home than usual this Christmas, so why not make your home more fun, festive, and more Irish?
Maybe you can’t bring your whole family into your home, but you can bring your roots with some Irish Christmas Decorations. Christmas looks slightly different in Ireland. In addition to the reindeer and snowmen, robins are a popular motif. Santa often wears green when visiting Ireland, and he goes by his nickname, Santy. Holiday baking starts early with families making their Christmas cakes and puddings several weeks in advance.
At the start of December, homes are adorned with festive lights and Irish Christmas decorations. In addition to the colorful strings popular in North America, Irish homes often feature electric candles in the windows. They are a sign of welcome for the Holy Family and for loved ones returning home for the holidays.
How can you bring some of that Irish charm into your own home this season? Irish Christmas decorations for the tree are the perfect touch to connect with your roots this year, and they also make delightful gifts. You can also find other Irish Christmas decorations that bring a wee bit of Ireland to your home for the festive holidays.
You can view our Irish Christmas Gift Range here.
Irish Christmas Decorations – Celtic Christmas
The Christmas tree is the center of the home’s decorations for most. Whether it is framed by the window and visible from the outside or standing tall in a corner, it is decorated with Irish Christmas decorations that tell a story about your family. Heirlooms passed down from other generations proudly hang next to priceless pieces made by the children. You can add Irish Christmas decorations that feature classic motifs such as the Claddagh, shamrocks, and sheep. If you want to commemorate a special occasion such as your first Christmas together or your baby’s first Christmas, you can get Irish Christmas decorations and gifts for those too.
If you love the delicate sheen of Belleek Pottery, you can make it a centerpiece of your holiday decorating. Add some delightful Belleek Christmas ornaments to your tree, and don’t miss this year’s annual addition. It’s the charming Annalong corn mill in County Down with a dusting of snow and bright red doors. Belleek also offers a stunning nativity set, any collector’s Christmas dream.
Nutcrackers and Santas in green suits are among the other Irish gifts you can deck your halls with this Christmas. Irish Christmas decorations are also a fantastic Irish gift that loved ones will treasure every year. Maybe you can’t gather together, but you can help decorate their tree.
It’s a very different Christmas everywhere this year, including Ireland. Dublin Airport won’t be bursting with joyful families reuniting. The trains are not full of people traveling from the countryside to Dublin to do their Christmas shopping. Mam’s famous Christmas pudding might be passed in through a window instead of shared together. But we’re a resilient people, wherever we are.
The Irish are famous for many things, but perhaps the most important is our gift for finding joy even in the worst times. Our history is full of heartbreak, and yet we are known everywhere as a friendly and fun-loving people.
Next year, our celebrations will be doubly jubilant to make up for this year.