In America, Christmas is triggered by 'Black Friday' preceded by completion of a Thanksgiving turkey, pumpkin pie and a football game. In China, Christmas didn't follow anything like a holiday or start off with a stampee at midnight into the Walmarts. Last weekend it wasn't here and this weekend it was.
|In Yu Garden there are shops that turn into Christmas shops during the|
first week of December. Like everywhere here, you bargain. We bought beautiful
ornaments for about 50 cents each.
|Caomei loved here antlers.|
|Many shops with Christmas stuff and artificial trees. Much of it was really|
|This is in our local Carrefour. They had a aisle with fake trees.|
|Carrefour Christmas aisle.|
|Here is our artificial tree. It is a 8-9' tree that we bought off of a friend.|
|The boys were decorating it after Baba had to fix some branches.|
|All new lights and ornaments this year! We couldn't fit our ornaments,|
stockings or star so we had to buy all new this year. Good thing it is cheap
|These are the 50 cent, or cheaper, handmade ornaments. There are some|
keepers in here.