Christmas traditions and fantastic ideas

Christmas 2020-21 en Las Rozas de Madrid

Christmas is a very special time for all Christians and for the West. It is a time of celebration with family and friends to remember the birth of Jesus. At this time of the year, we take more care of the friendship and affection with our family and friends, and as a consequence we give a little more emphasis to the feeding with more Gourmet and Christmas products. At this time of the year there is no lack of turrones, polvorones and other typical Christmas products.

Here we want to give a recognition to this beautiful time of the year, tell a little bit of where some Christmas details come from and also, give some trips to celebrate this Christmas.


  1. The Christmas Tree
  2. Ideas to decorate this Christmas
  3. Our news from 2020/21
  4. We wish you a Merry Christmas

Summary: Christmas is a very special time for Christians. It is a very beautiful time of the year when there are more and more meetings with family and friends and when streets and houses are decorated in a very welcoming way. For this reason, here we have fantastic ideas to make and refuse our jars of honey, olives and olive oils, which we can transform into Christmas decoration objects.

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1. The Christmas Tree

It is a tradition that at this time year after year, a tree price is placed decorated with lights and other decorations. However, where does this tradition come from?

The tradition of decorating trees with candles, fruits and other decorations comes from many centuries ago by pagan religions. However, the pagan religion adopted these customs and chose the fir tree cone that represents Christmas and the coming of a new year. It was in Germany, where St. Boniface (675-754) chose this symbol, which he saw in it a representation of love in God, pure and clean. He decorated this tree with candles and apples of different colors. The candles represent the light of God and the apples, the temptations that represent the temptations to which we are submitted every day. Today we do not use beeswax candles, but artificial lights and green and red balls, in place of the green and red apples.

It seems that the first cities to place the first Christmas tree were Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, in 1441 and Riga, the capital of Latvia, in 1510.

bottle of Canena Castle

Photo 1: Oil from Castillo de Canena

a) Decoration with candles

The use of candles and Celios, comes in representation of God’s love, a quality and welcoming light. The lanterns represented the fallen souls in memory of the dead.

For safety reasons, candles and lanterns have been replaced by electric lights and in recent years, by LED lights. Nowadays, we find an infinity of colors, designs and beautiful representations that decorate our trees.

b) Use of candles

The use of candles is still common for the memory of our relatives. For this reason, it is normal to find candles and candles in centerpieces and other corners of the home.

2. Ideas to decorate this Christmas

Beeswax candles are a very versatile product, with which we can prepare very beautiful Christmas centers. Among the ideas we have found, these are the most interesting.

a) Candles with cinnamon sticks

This idea is very nice, easy to make and will leave a very pleasant aroma in your home. You have to surround the candle with cinnamon sticks, and then you can hold it with a ribbon.

b) Candles, pine cones and spruce branches

We can also make a combined decoration candles of different sizes with pine cones and spruce branches.

c) Candles with recycled jars

The olive and honey jars can be put to another use by placing a candle inside them. A fantastic idea and a great way to give another use to these jars of honey and olives that we usually throw in the trash can.

d) Candles in olive oil bottles

Olive oil bottles can also be used for this purpose. In addition, it is a very safe way to ensure that the candle does not light any object in the house.

As you can see, all the products of the hive (wax, honey, propolis and royal jelly) are very versatile and are fantastic.

products for customizing baskets

3. Our news from 2020/21

As every year, in our store in Las Rozas we have fantastic ideas for decorating our house. In addition, you will find beautiful gourmet baskets and cosmetic products, which are naturally of enormous quality. Among our gourmet products, you will always find the best selection of honeys and extra virgin olive oils in Spain.

Every year we surprise you with a selection of new products. A selection that will surprise you all. Among the new products we have, we have brought the following:

Fantastic selection of foreign beers: Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, etc.
Manchego cheeses
Dry fruits

4. We wish you a Merry Christmas

From El Cortijuelo de San Benito we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in a time of pandemic and where we will not be able to celebrate these dates like other years. Also, we want to give encouragement and hope for all those who have lost a family member, have been unemployed or have any sequel to the Coronavirus.

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