Christmas balls have always been a traditional decor for the Christmas tree. This holiday season, you might want to try something new that involves your creativity and imagination. Your kids may love the project of designing their own Christmas balls. And it may be hanged separately from the Christmas tree giving your house a different look this year.
My husband’s workplace challenged each of them to come up with their own Christmas ball that had put awe in my daughter’s face as soon as he finished it. Being from Polynesia, he designed his as a Kakamora based on the movie, “Moana”.
I am more than amazed on how my husband had created his entry based on an image that he saw in the internet. Some of his workmates came in with extravagantly designed Christmas balls. The others made it big and embellished it with glitters. Some came with a Christmas ball within a Christmas ball. The competition had given way to versatile style, representation of themselves and most importantly, imagination.
It revolves in the idea of the Christmas spirit in terms of camaraderie and excitement. Besides the usual excitement that comes from the gifts awaiting to be opened under the Christmas tree, their workplace built it up a level higher. Because a winner will be announced at the end of the week, everybody was at the edge of their seats. As soon as everybody had taken their entries with them ready for the judgement day, they can’t help but come together in admiring all of their work. It’s not only the mistletoe that hangs from their ceiling now, it involved special Christmas balls that left the spectators guessing who made it because of the personalities that radiated from each ball.
There goes a suggestion for my DIYMonday this Christmas season. Get your families working on a little competition, or suggest it to your own workplace, classrooms, family get-togethers and reunions. I assure you, it’s all fun and friendship that would be built along with it!
By the way, my husband’s Kakamora won third place.
A LITTLE TRIVIA ABOUT KAKAMORA
Disney did not just include Kakamora in the movie, “Moana” just to add more challenges to Moana herself and Maui in retrieving the heart of Tefiti. But because Kakamora, according to Polynesian myths and legends, used to live in the caves of the Solomon Islands which is part of Polynesia. A site dedicated to the Solomon Islands gave Kakamora another name called, “The Hobbits of Solomon Islands”.
Perhaps, due to a record made by British anthropologists, Dr. C.E. Fox and Dr. F.H. Drew, during the 1920’s. Relatively, they are beings that liked the moon, wandered in the forest to feast on ripe fruits and nuts and that they don’t know how to make their own fire. This and many more limitations because of their height (they are approximately 120 meters or 4 ft. tall only) drove them to attack humans to steal from them. Though according to the research, they are harmless when there’s no need to for them to be. In addition, according to Fox and Drew’s book, when they did attack, they used their fingers, furnished with long sharp nails that stab.
Another group of Australians devoted a 2-liner statement about Kakamora that they are inhabitants of the Guadalcanal caves but not any of the Makirean ones. Such information could only just arouse those who are interested superficially for no attempt in researching on them further was ever done. Locals consider their existence taboo and only if the chiefs say yes to an extensive research could this be done. The thing is, many of them consider it childish and waste of time.
Kakamora’s characteristics include having a thick hair cover and communicates peculiarly.