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Palo Alto Weekly

- November 23, 2012

Decor without dazzle

Home-made ornaments can become part of the holiday tradition

by Eric Van Susteren

Christmas has come to be associated with spectacle and glitz. With their deep-colored shimmering tinsel, endless strings of dazzlingly bright, multi-colored lights, and increasingly (and disturbingly) realistic depictions of playful cherubs and pious seraphim, house and tree decorations may be the worst offenders of the wintertime gaudiness arms race.

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