What better than some seasonal foliage to get into the mood for Christmas. I love fir branches combined with traditional red winter berries , it always remind me of when as children me and my brother with my mum would go collecting pungitopo (butcher’s broom) and moss for the presepe to lay out the Nativity figures on. Back then the arranging of the decorations would have created enough excitement to last for at least a week. Firstly the decorations needed to be taken down from the attic for my dad to know that it was time to pop to the nearest vivaio (nursery) to buy a tree. Next, we were allowed to start decorating the tree starting with the lights, after with baubles, that were meticulously wrapped on paper. Finally we would take out the Three Wise Men and the Nativity figures to create a miniature village that resembled a Bethlehem one. It was all so magical and surreal , sometime I would stare at the display for some time, it made me so happy.