Tradition of Christmas: Poinsettias

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Poinsettias were first noticed by the Aztecs. They used the plant to produce red dye and medication. In their native language the plant is referred to as “that flower that grows in residues.” The traditional legend says that at some … Continued

Creative Genealogy: DIY Family Tree for Kids

Merry Christmas!  This is a fun project to do with the kids and teach them about family history while everyone is together for Christmas. We made a similiar tree using construction paper for the kids in our family and made … Continued

Traditions of Christmas: Santa Claus

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The history of Santa Claus begins with a man called Saint Nicholas, the Bishop of Myra in Asia Minor, now Turkey. Saint Nicholas was known for his charity and wisdom. Legends tell of him coming from a wealthy family and … Continued

Christmas is a Great Time for Family Memories

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With Christmas approaching it is a reminder that this is a great time to make family memories. We’ve all heard the quote by Maya Angelou, “I’ve leaned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, … Continued