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Our non profit charity is doing a Christmas float for the local parades. We have our trailer and floor area already built. We are pulling it with an old FarmAll tractor, newly painted. I wanted to do something along the lines of an old fashioned Christmas, with a farmer (we are in a rural area) driving the tractor and a freshly cut Christmas tree on the back, children, pets riding, etc. What other details and decorations can we add that will emphasize basic family values, and Christmas joy, togetherness, etc. Any ideas?
How about a Christmas Carol themed Christmas from Charles Dickens. Or Little House on the Prarie theme.
How about having the float and the riders look like a family visit to the woods to find the right Christmas tree to cut?
Do you have any ideas on how to create a float with an "Old-fashioned Christmas" theme?
By Beth from Roopville, GA
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I need ideas for a "Old Fashioned Christmas" float theme. Any suggestions?
Kelly from Mississippi
I've posted this elsewhere, but I still love it! The "chestnuts roasting on an openfire", have a family sitting around a fireplace roasting chestnuts, you can even have a Christmas tree. Have the song playing as well. (11/08/2007)
Try an old style lamppost with carolers standing under it, singing selections from favourite carols. You could have a village backdrop with church steeple. Make sure your carolers dress in old fashioned dress, long dresses, cloaks, bonnets, top hats, tails, breeches, etc. (11/08/2007)
By Mary Lou
"To grandma's we go!" (11/08/2007)
I am from Mississippi too, and what comes to my mind is having an old timey tractor or one of those old Ford trucks pulling your float. Then I would go out and cut a cedar tree to put on the trailer. I would make it like the inside of a house, and have a grandma and grandpa sitting in rocking chairs next to the tree and the fireplace with grandchildren gathered around either singing carols or have them reading the Christmas story. (11/14/2007)