Traditions & MemoriesThis forum area discusses all the time honored traditions of Christmas. From Christmas trees to mistletoe to great fun with Santa these topics bring us together and inspire great celebration year round. We relish learning of Christmas from all parts of the world and sharing unique cultural traditions from all over. Share your ideas and fond memories here!
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All in the Family - Christmas at the Bunkers
Andy Griffith Christmas episode
Dick Van Dyke Christmas episode
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My Dog Sam
Dear Abby, I too was picked on when I was a child and I too turned to our dog Queenie. She always gave me love and she always listened. Bless you.
I started out making Presents for my family when we had small children and I did not work. It was fun and stressful. I made every gift we gave from painted sweat suits, wooden nativity sets and a 3 wise men and 2 camel fireplace screen. Getting crafting is part of my enjoying Christmas. I don't make every gift now but I still make some. Part of my holiday traditions is making homemade goodies. One of my friends always hosts a cookie swap and we all try to make new things and share recipes with each other.
Thanks for getting me thinking about my crafting for this Christmas!
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I'm not a very "crafty" person but I do make a cookies/candy box for each of the ladies in my book club. I did it the first year because we were pretty skint and it was an inexpensive (but still thoughtful) gift.
The next year, Dh and I were in a better place financially so I bought everyone a little gift...and everyone was extremely disappointed that I hadn't brought in another "goodies" box. It was actually kind of funny. I was the last one to arrive at book club that night and it seems everyone had been talking about the cookies and candies that I'd brought the year before and they were all really getting in the mood for some good Christmas calories and I showed up with absolutely nothing that was edible. They couldn't even fake it...they liked their gifts but they were definitely bummed that I didn't bring treats.
So, every year, I bake a box of goodies for all those sweet ladies.
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I often make the gifts that I give, f.ex. chocolate, candy, paintings, cd´s, candles, soaps and yesterday I tried to make Kahlua to give this year. (don´t know yet how it worked out since I don´t drink Kahlua, my boyfriend will taste it in a week or so)
Sometimes I combine them with things that I buy but sometimes I make them all.
Last year I started making themed christmas cd´s and I have allready made the cd I´m going to give this christmas.
I made gifts that included the cd with personal reasons why I choose thees songs written with it, candles and matches and fine chocolate that I made in a box that I also made.
It turned out pretty cute.
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