Cannabis holiday decor to elevate your winter wonderland
Every December a flock of holidays come flying down the pipeline. The first day of Hanukkah is tomorrow, with Yule, Christmas, and Kwanzaa following soon after.
Whether they’re a member of the bustling industry or simply a connoisseur of dank, some lovers of the plant may be pondering how cannabis could make an appearance in the festivities. Well, look no further than this list of cannabis holiday decoration ideas. But before we share them, please always keep cannabis products out of reach for children and pets, decor or not.
Evergreen trees adorned with lights and baubles are an iconic signal of the winter months for many in the Northern Hemisphere. A tree is a symbol used to celebrate Christmas or Yule, but anyone can spark joy by bringing the forest indoors in December. Those who like weed might opt for some non-traditional ornaments.
A quick search on Etsy grants access to a long list of cannabis Christmas ornaments, with stained glass cannabis leaves, and ceramic cannabis leaf decorations, too. Traditionalists may appreciate mouth-blown glass ornaments reminiscent of the 1950s holiday tree style.
For a touch of silliness, check out this handmade wood and acrylic ornament of a gingerbread friend smoking a joint. There are also plastic fan leaf snowflake ornaments and other options to bring more green to the tree.
Tree ornaments are an opportunity to showcase personal style and interests. While some may choose a cat or snowflake, others may prefer to show their love for weed.
Menorah is Hebrew for “lamp,” and the word often references the eight-flame candelabra used to honor and celebrate Chanukah. Since the beginning of the plant people have been marrying the concepts of sparking a joint with lighting the menorah.
Want to celebrate the dankness of this Chanukah? Try rolling a menorah joint.
Those who aren’t experts at trick joints might enjoy another cannabis-oriented menorah. Roll a joint for each day, and light in reverence for the miracle the holiday commemorates. Or perhaps pick a perfect nug for each, and use the ritual of rolling to reflect each night.
Save the legwork altogether, and snag the GRAV Menorah Bong. The eight-bowl glass bong is hefty and impressive, worth displaying throughout the festival of lights. No matter how it’s done, the menorah is an obvious choice for getting lit at this year’s Chanukah celebrations.
Meditate and Medicate
Bodhi Day is coming, a day of reverence for when Gautauama Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment. Every December 8th, Buddhists who honor the day will sit in meditation to honor that journey. Many celebrate with calm and quiet, and some will pray.
Weed Yule Log
Burning a Yule log is common in ancient German and Scandinavian holidays. Pagans all over the world burn a special log in the fire to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Wishes are written and placed on a log to bring luck for the new year. Christians adopted the tradition in the fourth century, and now both religions enjoy the practice each December.
As for stoner pagans, why not dress it up with some weed? Depending on the intention, different wood and decorations can be used, and there’s no reason cannabis can’t be among them. Place a sacrificial nug with the gathered feathers, pinecones, and berries to bless the new year on high. Those with kids might opt to burn this log down after bedtime though, to avoid secondhand smoke. Fan leaves would also make a delightful addition to any Yule log.
Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday based on African harvest feasts in western and southeastern Africa. There are seven principles of Kwanzaa and seven symbols. The Kinara, Swahili for “candle holder,” is lit each night for a week. There are three red candles on the left, three green candles on the right, and one black one in the middle.
Bring weed into the Kwanzaa celebrations by investing in colored joint papers to match the candle scheme. Light the corresponding joint for each night of the holidays, and remember to bring extra for the big feast on day six.
Don’t have extra, no worries. Perhaps the Kikombe Cha Umoja (unity cup) could be a bong. Instead of passing the cup or a joint, a clean, ornate bong might make for a fun celebration.
Ganja wreath adornments
The evergreen wreaths on neighbor’s doors are a treasured sight in the dark month of December. Many people add ornaments or holly branches to spruce up the green boughs. Why not add pre-rolls or perhaps some Ras Boss cannabis jewelry and celebrate cannabis along with the winter holidays.
One way to celebrate any holiday is to add weed to whatever festive treats the day brings. Infuse the entire holiday meal, or just one special dessert after the kids go to bed. Make gummies using seasonal flavors, or brew up some holiday mocktails fit for a celebration. In this day of legalization sweeping the U.S., the options seem endless.
Celebrations are often filled with rich food, bubbly drinks, and shared laughter–why can’t weed be involved? As cannabis products become more readily available, holiday traditions get lit.