Discover the best tourist attractions of western Ukraine with Maria Zawaski! Maria is a freelance journalist, born on the West of Ukraine, got married to Canada. "Now, when I live abroad, I recommend to all my foreign friends to visit western part of my home country Ukraine. Why the western one - it is because I used to live there, so I am more familiar with that part of the country and I can tell lots of stories about the culture, lifestyle and traditions of Ukrainian West," Maria says
This cute Christmas tree ornament – a Smiling Angel – I got
at Ten Thousand Villages Canada. The Angel is amazing; I love him so much! He
was sitting on the top of my Christmas tree through all the winter holidays –
Christmas December 25 and Christmas January 7, which is Old Christmas Day and
actually January 7 everyone is celebrating Christmas in Ukraine,
my home country (I live in Canada
My Smiling Angel made out of wood and hand painted by
crafters from Indonesia.
At the same store, Ten Thousand Villages Canada, I've spotted few more
beautiful Angels I would like to get for next Christmas.
Here is Angel tree topper, made out of jute, crafted in Bangladesh:
Also, I like this ornament – a Praying Angel, crafted in Bangladesh
А story of the next Angel is very interesting. This corn husk
Angel my best friend Olya got in the city of Lviv,
West Ukraine. Right now this Angel is with Olya in USA
where my best friend and her husband Jim live:
Next two Angels were hand crafted in Ternopil,Western
Ukraine, which is Olya’s and my home city:
The Angels are really stunning – they are made out of wood
and fabric, hand painted and each of them holds a little heart filled with
Any of these Angels can be perfect Christmas tree ornaments
or gifts to your beloved for Valentine’s Day – because of little hearts Angel
hold in their hands. I personally got few of the Angels as gifts to my friends
and family for Christmas 2012 – a friend of mine bought them for me in Ternopil,
at Koza Dereza craft store, and shipped to Canada.
Koza Dereza also has an online store with English pages, so
if you like the Angels, I think, you can get them online. I want some more of
these, just haven’t decide yet which ones. They all look soooo cute and
beautiful and cheerful!