Update! DIY: New Year’s Spa Styled Tree Inspired by The Golden Door to Make Wishes Come True

In case y’all didn’t know, before the Golden Door was sold to it’s new owners, I broadcast my podcast, Life’s A Holladay from the spa so y’all could experience my week with me.  That visit got me wondering how Japan celebrates the holidays.

Take the Christmas Tree, many Japanese festoon it with wishes written on festive paper instead of ornaments. . . a loose interpretation of a shinto shrine called a gohei a wooden pole or stick beribboned with paper streamers.

This gold tree at Ginza Tanaka could be replicated with gold paper and ribbons with your New Years wishes written on the back. via TokyoDigest.com

What a fun way to transition your Christmas tree to ring in the New Year!  On New Year’s Eve, replace ornaments from your Christmas Tree with wishes for the following year for yourself, or a family member or friend.

Use pretty wrapping paper hung with bright ribbons, small boxes, chinese take out boxes!   If you want to go fancy, write the wish on a piece of origami paper then fold and place on tree like below.

For a more glamorous new years tree, write wishes on paper then fold them into cranes with pearls or ornaments dotted throughout. pic via origami resource center

When the ball drops to start the new year, light your tree and radiate the wishes into the universe!  Happy New Year and may all of your wishes come true for the upcoming year!  Candy

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