How Christmas trees are decorated around the world

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    How Christmas trees are decorated around the world
    (Picture: Celebrity Cruises)

    Even if you haven’t got your Christmas tree up yet, you probably know someone who has.

    We’ve already found out what Christmas dinner is like all around the world. So now, here’s a chance to see how people decorate their tree overseas.

    Some have gone one step further by ditching a traditional tree for pineapples and another with Oreo-flavoured candy canes.

    But if you’re looking for inspiration, why not look further afield?

    In Japan it’s popular to have intricately folded paper cranes nestled in the tree along with paper fans and lantern.

    Meanwhile, as it’s summer in Australia, beach decorations like shells are used to reflect the season.

    How Christmas trees are decorated around the world
    Sea shell Christmas wreath decoration (Picture: Celebrity Cruises)

    And anyone who’s scared of spiders should avoid the Ukrainian tradition of webs and spider decoration which represents a famous folktale about a Christmas spider.

    Patriotic folk will love Sweden’s simple garland of the flag which has been used to decorate Christmas trees for generations.

    How Christmas trees are decorated around the world
    Christmas gnomes and Swedish flags (Picture: Celebrity Cruises)

    Real fruit was traditionally used in France but (for obvious reasons), they’re now ornaments.

    In America popcorn on a string is used to dress an outdoor Christmas tree where the garlands act as festive foods for birds.

    Popcorn tree? We approve.

    How Christmas trees are decorated around the world
    Popcorn tree (Picture: Celebrity Cruises)
    How Christmas trees are decorated around the world
    (Picture: Celebrity Cruises)
    How Christmas trees are decorated around the world
    Origami Holiday Tree (Picture: Celebrity Cruises)
    How Christmas trees are decorated around the world
    (Picture: Celebrity Cruises)

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