New Zealand Christmas poses kind of a dilemma to more than 50% of New
Zealanders with European ancestry and imported European family
traditions. Traditional decoration habits clash happily with the fact
that Christmas takes place in the middle of summer. The warmth of summer
days and the evaporating of stored heat of the day throughout long
summer evenings do not go in harmony with images of a Santa clad in a
red warm cloak and his long beard spilling out from under his red hat.
Fairy light instalments are nice to review on a walk after sun down even
on a warm summer evening but experiencing fairy light instalments when
snowflakes silently float down to snow covered grounds has magic.
Marketers in New Zealand saw this discrepancy and cater for both groups. The first one holds on to the imported Christmas styling approach with dark pine greens and deep red tones with snow imitation, a lot of glitter and the traditional Santa image together with sledge and reindeer. The second group strays off the traditional colour and design palette to lighter greens and red orange or even pastel tones. The Santa swaps his red coat and sledge for board shorts and surf board while accompanying accessories promote beach themes, seasonal flowers like the blossoms of the pohutukawa tree, native birds such as the kiwi, pukeko and piwakawaka.
Worldwide open to all crafty people, artists and designers is the print on demand arena. There creating personal holiday designs reach new heights and professionalism. Anyone can draw and thereafter transfer these creations into digital data by scanning or use digital drawing tools or photo material altogether to design Christmas decorations on their own. The extensive market place of a collective of designers offers customizable Christmas designs. The advantage there is already an idea to build upon and ad a personalized coloured background or fill in personalized Christmas wishes.
When done with styling Christmas decorations from scratch, continue to create unique gifts for family and friends. For inspiration or designs to build upon browse the marketplace. Visit the KiaOra NZ Store to find New Zealand inspired Christmas gift ideas.