Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like lighting sparklers for Christmas! Every year on December 24th and 25th, we celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, respectively. Christmas is traditionally a time to spend time with friends, family, and loved ones; and exchange gifts and trinkets to express your love and get into the spirit of giving. While most people wouldn’t usually associate Christmas with sparklers, a growing number of people are using sparklers for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Because of their increasing popularity and growing demand, we have decided to make our entire line of products available year-round; most importantly our sparklers for Christmas!
Most people imagine the 4th of July, New Year’s Eve, or weddings when they think of using sparklers, sky lanterns, and wooden roses. However, you would be surprised at how popular Christmas sparklers have become over the recent years. In fact, demand has risen for sparklers for other holidays besides just Christmas. Now, the incorporation of sparklers in all holidays across the board is remarkably common. For this reason, we are proud to now be offering Christmas sparklers as part of our growing collection.
A Brief History of Christmas
Most Americans think of Santa Clause when they think of Christmas. However, it’s also a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and retail extravaganza. For over 2000 years, cultures and religions around the world have been observing Christmas with various practices and traditions. Most commonly, it’s associated with the birth date of Jesus of Nazareth; a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of their religion. Christians around the world celebrate Christmas Day each and every year to remember Jesus’ tremendous sacrifice. The official date for Christmas Day is December 25th, and was recognized as a national holiday in the United States in 1870.
How America Celebrates with Sparklers for Christmas
Since nearly all Christians view Christmas as a sacred and holy day, many people in America have the tradition of going to church on Christmas Day. Many people will also help setup the churches nativity display in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Additionally, people donate their time to helping those less fortunate by collecting food, toys, or serving meals at a local homeless shelter. The most recent tradition is using sparklers for Christmas Day, and the popularity of it is growing each year.
Ideas for How to Use Them
Using sparklers on Christmas is rather different than other events that you may be used to. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have tons of fun! Here are a few of my favorite concepts to make the season more sparkly.
- Put some sparklers in your Christmas stockings as a super fun gift.
- Light them outside while you sing carols together.
- Use them as part of your tree lighting ceremony.
- Place them in your favorite cake, pie, or other tasty dessert.
- Decorate a bottle of champagne for a memorable holiday toast.
No matter how you integrate them into your celebration, they can become a fun new traditions that your family enjoys. Best of all, they can easily enhance existing traditions without much effort!
Creating New Family Traditions
Commonly, people associate Christmas with Santa Clause and giving or receiving gifts. Many families decorate a Christmas tree with ornaments and multi-colored lights. Then, they place their gifts under the tree to be opened on Christmas morning. This is also a great time to get some holiday photos! Stockings are also a popular tradition; serving as a place to put candy and small trinkets for the children to enjoy. Many families also send Christmas cards to their friends and family that they won’t be able to see on Christmas.
On Christmas Day, many families get together to share meals and sing Christmas carols. Family “togetherness” is a staple for most Christmas traditions. Additionally, it’s the one time of year that you see certain extended parts of your family. No matter what traditions a family chooses to embrace, the whole point of Christmas is always “peace on earth and good will towards men”.