Deck the scrolls with sparkly ribbons,
fa la la la la, la la la la
By all means, decorate your instrument for Christmas. I just added sparkly curling ribbon to the scrolls of my girls' violins, along with red and green fingering tapes. This is especially fun for any holiday performances they might have. Of course, if you are performing in a group, check with the teacher if this is ok. Another idea is to bring extra ribbon along so everyone can get their instrument decorated. Be sure not to use any tape or stickers on your instrument (unless it's fingering tape for string instruments). I once used scotch tape on my violin and it took the varnish off.