In the islands you make do with what you have. Yes, plastic Christmas trees are available in stores. But it is also possible to have some fun and keep on theme.
String some lights and hang some ornaments on the palm tree outside -if you’re in a tropical climate, or inside -if like me the weather outside is too frightful for such a delicate beauty.
Are you looking for other options for a tropical vibe?
Decorate your tree with flowers.
Maybe you could use leis as garland.
Or if you had a bucketload of time you could carefully place each individual flower as in the gorgeous photo below.
We will talk more about this later, but you can always take a tropical feel with fun ornaments.
For a non-traditional look, string lights around your surfboard. But maybe your spare board because who wants to miss out on surfing just for the sake of decor? No surfer I know would make that sacrifice.
Or fill your home with sand. Just kidding. Please don’t.
Whatever you do, have fun! Don’t take yourself too seriously.
This post is part of our month-long exploration into Polynesian Christmas traditions and inspirations. See the whole collection of activities and discoveries here.