In Australia, North and South America, and to a lesser extent Europe, it is traditional
to decorate the outside of houses with lights illuminated sleighs, snowmen, and other Christmas
figures. Municipalities often sponsor decorations as well. Christmas banners are hung from
street lights and Christmas trees placed in the town square.
In the Western world, rolls of brightly colored paper with secular or religious Christmas motifs
are manufactured for the purpose of wrapping gifts. The display of Christmas villages is also a
tradition in many homes during this season. Other traditional decorations include bells, candles,
candy canes, stockings, wreaths, reindeer, Santa, and angels.
The Christmas plants include Poinsettia, Amaryllis, Cacti, Ivy, Holly, Evergreens and wreaths made
from various greenery decorated with angels, berries, lights, pine cones and a variety of other
Christmas items are seen inside and outside many homes.
Christmas decorations are traditionally taken down on twelfth night which is the evening of
January the 5th.