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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dreaming of a White Christmas

I grew up in Siberia where every Christmas is white. By the end of November snow dresses up streets, buildings, trees, and everything around. So when the winter holidays come, the city is already decorated by Nature. Now that I have moved to California I miss that white splendor. Every Christmas season I see fabulously decorated trees, beautiful lights, cheerful Santas... but no snow.

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know...

I always wondered how this song written by an American can express my feelings so well. Imagine my surprise when I found out that Irving Berlin who wrote this song was actually born in Siberia and left Russia to move to the US with his parents when he was a child. He must have missed the snow just like I do!

To be fair I’m not the only one who likes to dream of a white Christmas. Considering that the song became the best seller of all times, people all over the globe find something in this song that touches them. Is it nostalgia of happy childhood times? Or is it a search for innocence and simplicity in this demanding and overwhelming life? Or maybe all-white just seems more romantic?

No matter what the reason, we like to recreate a feeling of a white Christmas with handmade decor. You can find crocheted snowflakes, felted snowmen, and lots of snow white accessories created by the Russian Team on Etsy.

May your days be merry and bright,
and may all your Christmases be white!

By Yana (WineCountryLife)


Yulia Kazansky said...

What a wonderful Christmas gifts you have photo of!
I miss snow too, although here Washington state it is colder, but we don't see snow too often.
Merry Christmas to everybody!

Albina M said...

I live in Arizona now, and I do miss snow too!

Unknown said...

Very interesting!

GalaFilc said...

Lovely Christmas collection!

Natalka Pavlysh said...

Amazing story! Thank you, Yana!

TonyaUtkina said...

Beautiful snow flakes and crocheted items! It feels like true winter!

SocksAndMittens said...

Wow, Yana, I am impressed with your knowledge on the story behind the song! I love this song, too!

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