We were told by friends to make an effort to continue American traditions abroad. After talking about whether to buy a small Christmas tree Cathalain came up with the idea of creating our own since we have plenty of open wall space. (The reality of buying and storing a tree is difficult because of the amount of space we have in our home.) Cathalain decided if she could create a tree on the wall we could throw a decorating party to actually decorate. We invited some friends over and had a blast! We started by reading about the birth of Christ, creating ornaments (thanks to Cathalain’s mom for bringing some kits from America), decorated the tree, ate lunch and then decorated and ate Christmas cookies. The day was so much fun we think we have started a new tradition!