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Santaklaus 12-25-2006 03:14 PM

Merry Christmas from The Czech Republic
 
Hello everyone,

We are a family which enjoys Christmas very much. We live secluded in the mountains of central Europe heating with wood and creating our energy from a nearby stream. This energy powers our computer and allows us to connect to the world and all of our friends around it. We invite you to visit us at www.Santacla.us Find out what the Czechs keep in their bathtub until Christmas Eve. See our oversized ice cube construction and all of the annual customs such as gingerbread houses, Advent calendars, and Christmas cards. Visit our ice skating parties, igloos, and much more at www.Santacla.us
Let us know what you think.

devOn 12-25-2006 10:05 PM

Welcome to the forums Santaklaus.... I won't forget to check your website out and Merry Christmas.

e_xander 12-27-2006 04:11 PM

Merry Christmas...You have a wonderful site. Welcome to the forums.

Sean

TwinkleLights25 12-27-2006 10:09 PM

:welcome:! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

sugarplum fairy 12-28-2006 09:11 AM

Welcome! :-)

silver bells 12-29-2006 09:58 AM

Welcome!

ChristmasAngel84 12-30-2006 05:02 PM

Welcome & Happy New Year!

Mistletoe 12-31-2006 01:07 PM

Welcome to the forum! Your website is beautiful and I really enjoyed looking at pictures of your family and the holidays. The ice fishing looked like so much fun. Somehow snow and ice make the lights and decorations look twice as festive. Happy New Year to you and your family. :D

Santaklaus 01-03-2007 05:28 AM

Thank you everyone for the warm greetings. It really was a wonderful Christmas season, lots of family and friends and without stress. The way it should be.
Unfortunately The Czech Republic is slowly changing. Advertising is starting earlier and this family event is slowly giving way to commercialization and the childrenís larger expectations of presents.
I hope to keep the real meaning of Christmas alive in our family, although itís harder to get our 12-year-old daughter to sing along. She is leery of Santa and we try to explain the spirit of Santa. We were able to twist her imagination a little this year by rigging a chimney that use only for smoking meat or fish. Our son annually prepares cookies, milk and opens the grate for Santa to enter. This year my wife and I placed bells and a line to close the grate in the chimney. All was controlled from our bedroom in a way that the strings and bells would be pulled up through the chimney and disappear. At 3 AM the bells started ringing. Our son heard the bells and woke his sister. Both remained in bed as I rang the bells for a good 5 minutes. We knew they were awake but puzzled as to why they did not sneak a peak out their door and into the foyer. My wife then went to them asking what was happening, to our surprise they were both afraid to go out and see. As they walked down the steps I pulled and closed the grate with a loud bang, the kids started running back up the stairway. The happenings of this Christmas Eve remain a mystery to the children. www.Santacla.us


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