Mention Christmas décor and the immediate image that comes to mind is a red-and-green holiday theme, with a fire crackling in the background.
A traditional Christmas is one that many of us are familiar with, but with seasonal décor manufacturers, there are many other themes in terms of materials and style that can be used for this holiday. At the international trade fair Messe Frankfurt in Germany (the “birthplace” of the Tannenbaum, no less), three main Christmas décor trends for 2020 were identified: Green Ritual, Silken Party, and Happy Get-Together.
Natural materials such as straw, wood, and clay plus deep, dark colors figure in the Green Ritual Trend, while pastel tints and precise, modern, and sleek shapes are the hallmarks of Silken Party. The Happy Get-Together trend is characterized by vibrant colors, playful shapes, and recycled materials.
The holiday décor exhibited at the 69th and 70th editions of Manila FAME focused on a play of materials, colors, and techniques. Rustic ornaments and crèches in hand-painted driftwood scraps were spotted at Jalikee. Nativity scenes by Touch of Craft were given a whimsical folk-art flavor. On the other end of the holiday spectrum, highly detailed figures in the old European, classical manner for the Holy Family by Saint Jude.
And it wouldn’t be Christmas with a proper tree. Many of the manufacturers got clever with it, incorporating it into packaging products by making a gift box tree (Balex Boxes), while GSG by Flora Creatives utilizes their signature sustainable paper by creating a playful tree that is inspired by local palm weaving.
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