This year, more than ever, time is needed to connect with your heritage and culture. Kwanzaa begins December 26 and lasts a week till January 1. Reflect upon the year and look forward to the year ahead with renewed faith and purpose. Here are a few suggestions from JCPenney to help bring peace to your home and your heart during Kwanzaa.
Display Symbolic Items
A richly colored tablecloth is commonly placed over a table in the home. Then, a straw or woven mat, the Mkeka, is adorned with fruit, nuts and ears of corn. Also, the Kinara is set with its seven candles. Make it special to you and your family.
Prepare and Share Food
A way to strengthen any family is to bond over food, especially during Kwanzaa. Cook up what you love and what its heritage means to you. Make it special by using dishes that make the food more appetizing. Many of these bakeware items are lovely enough to go from oven to table with ease. Perhaps continue the bold color scheme with some solid color dinnerware like these.
Give Gifts of the Heart
It’s common to give kids presents during Kwanzaa. Giving gifts of Kuumba, which means creativity, is encouraged. Some arts and craft ideas are good choices. Of course, creating a gift of your own individual design is most special. A poem, music or dance are creative expressions of joy.