Genealogy Friday: 5 Things to Consider in Creating a New Holiday Custom

The holidays are upon us and the spirit of the season.  However, after the true reason for the season {the birth of Christ,} come the most important part of the season.  Spending time with family. Each family has their own … Continued

Christmas Stories: The Night Before Christmas

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The Night Before Christmas was first published as “A Visit from St. Nicholas”. The more popular title is from the first line of the poem, “Twas the night before Christmas…” The poem tells the story that “On Christmas Eve night, while his … Continued

Traditions of Christmas: Christmas Lights

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The idea and shape and form of Christmas lights have greatly transformed themselves since their inception in the 17th Century. In 17th Century Germany, the idea of decorating a Christmas tree with lights began in which small candles were attached … Continued

Christmas Stories: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

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  As we explore the traditions of Christmas, let’s also take a look at the history behind some of the most popular Christmas stories of all time. What better way than to start with a popular tradition for many, The … Continued