Door Decoration for Mexican Christmas

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  1. albrown

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    Nov 18, 2007

    Hi,
    My class has chosen Mexico for our Christmas around the world theme this year. I am having a hard time thinking of ideas to decorate our door. If you have any please send them my way.
     
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    You could make a path on the door out of paper, then line the path with luminarias (lights inside paper bags). Cut designs from the front of lunch bags and place yellow or gold foil paper inside.
     
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    How about making 3-D red construction paper poinsettias (like pin-wheels)? and putting them up like a huge bouquet?

    "La Posadas" is the big Mexican tradition- but that probably won't fly in public school.
     
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    I didn't know Mexico had its own Christmas tradition. Interesting.
     
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    A pinata? that is also part of the tradition of Las Posadas
     
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    Poinsettas is where it is at! Then you can have them read the story of La flor de noche buena. It is a beautiful story! Of course, poinsettas (sp?) where named after John Poinsetta who brought them back from Mexico. Tamales are also a very traditional Christmas food and they are not always spicey. They often color them pink and put sugar and raisens in them for the youngsters (and the oldsters too). Anything red, green, and white for the colors of the Mexican flag is pretty too.
     
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    Thanks for all of your wonderful ideas!!
     

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