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posted 11-19-2002 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rondels   Click Here to Email rondels     Edit/Delete Message
We are decorating at work in different styles. I have choosen Medieval Castles, I need more ideas. Any information, photos, book suggestion would be much welcomed.


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posted 11-20-2002 07:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Merlin   Click Here to Email Merlin     Edit/Delete Message
I've never seen anything in literature or medieval texts and pictures about christmas-decoration. But you can be sure that christmas was not the same way celebrated as it is today in the western world 8with glittering trees and lots of gifts). The most important thing then was to attend mess in the castle's chapell or a nearby church, where the noble family could express its religiosity in public.

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posted 11-20-2002 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for duncan   Click Here to Email duncan     Edit/Delete Message
I can't agree with Merlin more, and to add to his statements Christ-mass day wasn't even on or near the calender number it is now.
But don't let this slow you down on the decorating as their have been many Pagan holidays celebrated during that month.
All kinds of ideas come to mind that you might use, Medieval foods wrapped in bright colored paper and placed as gifts, a musical background, Decorate the area as a small chapel, maybe some thing to explain the real meaning of the concept behind the special day, these being a few of the ideas.

Megan and Ralph
Castle Duncan
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posted 11-21-2002 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Levan   Click Here to Email Levan     Edit/Delete Message
Perhaps something along the lines of Good King Wenceslas might be appropriate?

Here's some UK stamps (Christmas 1973) that might provide some inspiration:


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