Santa’s “Take” On Changes In Christmas Décor

Posted on | December 25, 2012 | 4 Comments

Our Christmas spirit is in full swing over here at NC Design Online. One thing that really puts us in a festive mood is all of the beautiful Christmas décor in homes and businesses around our communities. We wanted some insight into how Christmas décor has changed over the years, so we decided to consult an expert. Fortunately, we were able to find the foremost expert in all things festive: Santa Claus himself. And he was gracious enough to sit down for a short interview with us, in spite of his busy schedule.

NCD: Thanks so much for being here! We know this is a busy time for you.

SC: Thank you for having me! Always a pleasure to be in beautiful North Carolina this time of year.

Photo courtesy of Tambako

NCD: So, tell us about the Christmas décor in the North Pole. Is it everything we imagine it to be? Do you use traditional colors, or have things become more modern over the past few years?

SC: We are traditional folks in the North Pole—particularly my wife. I have to say she does most of the decorating, and she does a fine job. She mainly sticks with a classic style, and a bright red and green theme. Which looks brilliant against the white snow, especially with all the lights. She likes twinkling lights everywhere. I hang them for her myself, you know. The only thing I can say that’s really changed over the years is that she used to hang candy canes on the Christmas trees around town. She doesn’t do that anymore—said I was getting a little too fond of them. I miss those.

Photo courtesy of Yaxone

NCD: So, how do you keep things fresh and new year after year?

SC: My wife always manages to find new creative ways to make things festive. She’s always having something built, or rearranged, or renovated. Fortunately, we have access to some of the world’s most expert craftsmen, so any time she wants to go in “a different direction,” we’re all set. Works out fine for me, I have to say.

Photo courtesy of Angelo Amboldi

NCD: You of all people would have a lot of insight on the Christmas décor of regular folks, and how it’s changed over the years. Can you tell us a bit about that?

SC: Hmmm. Well, I don’t know too much about design, but I have noticed that people used to use a lot of red, gold and green. Nowadays, they use more silver, blue, white—and things are more simple and less fancy. There also used to be tinsel, I remember—I’d always come home with the stuff tangled up in my beard somehow, and my wife would have to pull it out of my clothes so it didn’t get into the regular laundry. She doesn’t miss that at all. One thing hasn’t changed—the cookies. Still delicious. In fact, more and more people are going gourmet. And for that I have to say thanks.

Photo courtesy of Chad Magiera

NCD: So, what’s your favorite kind of Christmas décor?

SC: Can’t say I have a favorite. As long as it comes from the heart and gives me a sense of warmth and Christmas cheer, any kind of decorations are okay by me. But there is one place I’d prefer not to feel too much warmth—folks, please try not to leave your fireplaces lit on Christmas Eve.

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4 Responses to “Santa’s “Take” On Changes In Christmas Décor”

  1. Celeste
    December 25th, 2012 @ 8:31 PM

    Merry Christmas Liz!

  2. Liz Hughes
    December 25th, 2012 @ 11:37 PM

    Thank you Celeste. I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas too!

  3. Donna Frasca
    December 26th, 2012 @ 7:44 AM

    Don’t you just love the colors of Christmas?

  4. Liz Hughes
    December 26th, 2012 @ 7:55 AM

    Hello Donna,

    Like you, I adore the colors of Christmas. The convey the festive spirit of the season.


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