Christmas Wreaths in ASCII Text Art

Making the Christmas wreath is fun, there is so much you can do with them. I don’t just mean ASCII art wreaths. This year we made a wreath with gingerbread men created in felt, beads, embroidery and then stuffed and mounted on a big wire wreath. I have it lit up and sitting in the back window now.
Christmas Wreaths in ASCII Text Art

Christmas Wreaths in ASCII Text Art
An ASCII art wreath also has that endless mutability, just take an idea and go with it. The only limit is putting it onto a circular wreath shape. When making an ASCII art wreath you need to consider how you can make your shapes (from Christmas lights, gingerbread men or anything else) work on different levels, from different angels, on the wreath. You either keep all your shapes the same, exactly or you put in the extra work to figure out how to make them work. This is why most wreaths are kept simple. Making a nice, smooth circle in ASCII art is enough of a challenge!

Christmas by the Fireplace in ASCII Text Art

When I was a kid we had a fireplace out in the front room. The room we were only allowed to sit in a few times out of the whole year, mostly around Christmas. It was then family would gather, we would set up the Christmas tree in that room and have the big family dinner in the dining room. I loved having the fireplace on.Christmas by the Fireplace in ASCII Text Art
I remember the smell of it, the sounds that it made and the warmth of the fire on my face when I would sit so close my eyeballs began to dry out. It was nice even then. A few times we got wood that had aged a bit more. It all came from the ravine/ wooded area which was behind our house. The older wood had been sitting in the dirt, becoming a home for insects. That wood tended to smoke and hiss in the fire and there odd, sharp pops when it found one of those creepy crawlers inside the log.

I know some people have huge bonfires outdoors for Christmas and other holidays. We did that once, in October. That time we were living in a rural area and you were still allowed to burn yard waste, scraps, and so on. Now there are more rules and laws about it all. It was nice having that huge roaring fire in the middle of the garden. We had already picked all the squash and other edibles out of the garden. It was an easy way to burn the weeds and get rid of the left over plant parts instead of shovelling them all under the dirt to compost.

The bonfire wasn’t the same as the fireplace inside the house. Of course, the fire isn’t as large in the house. But, indoors we can have the Christmas tree in the same room. The older relatives like it, they can talk and hear each other and it’s not so cold. I miss having an indoor fireplace now, and all those relatives.

The Christmas ASCII Text Art House

Home for the Holidays is a well known theme for Christmas and in Christmas music and movies. There are even movies poking fun at decorating the house for Christmas. Some people go all out and it looks fabulous but it must cost them a fortune on their next bill from the power company. I appreciate the show they make.The Christmas ASCII Text Art House
There is nothing quite like seeing a house all done up, decorated and well lit, for the Christmas holidays.
The Christmas ASCII Text Art HouseThe Christmas ASCII Text Art House
I also love to see the Christmas village scenes. We never collected anything like that when I was a kid. So I lived vicariously through shopping malls everywhere. There was always a display set up in the mall, showing off the Christmas village and all the parts and pieces which could be collected to add to your village each year.
The Christmas ASCII Text Art House The Christmas ASCII Text Art House The Christmas ASCII Text Art House
I created ASCII art of a Christmas house and the Christmas village. I even decorated my fireplace with the Christmas village, a smaller collection than many. But, none of them are in ASCII art.
The Christmas ASCII Text Art House
One thing I did have was a snowglobe collection. I had three of them which I pulled out each Christmas. Others were not Christmas related. My Dad traveled for business for awhile, he brought me back a couple of snowglobes from far away. Eventually they were all lost, or thrown out when the water dried up or leaked out from inside them. Maybe the expensive snowglobes lasted longer. I hope so.