Category Archives: Christmas History & Traditions

Christmas History & Traditions

Our First Christmas: Build Memories For A Lifetime


After 49 years of marriage, I find myself reflecting back on Our First Christmas together. With some decorations from each of our sets of parents, we created a tree full of childhood and shared memories. Our tree was eclectic, but it was ours, together. It allowed us to each have a piece of our past, […]

DIY Christmas Cards Options

The Holiday Season is upon us! This is the season of giving to others, drinking hot chocolate and visiting with loved ones. It is a great time to catch up with people you may have lost touch with. A long-honored method of checking in during the holiday season is Christmas greeting cards. Here are some […]

The Jesse Tree

The Jesse Tree I’ve always felt that Christmas is a season of family traditions and togetherness. It is also an important time to honor the birth of Jesus. But so often the commercialism of this annual occasion overshadows every other meaningful aspect of Christmas. However, there is a way you and I can celebrate all […]

Christmas Traditions: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

One of the most popular Christmas traditions is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade held Thanksgiving morning, in New York City. The parade, which is the largest one in America includes marching bands, musical performances from Broadway shows and popular musicians, the Radio City Rockettes, celebrity appearances, and of course the infamous balloons and floats.  This […]

Holiday Cookie Exchanges

Holiday season is usually a very busy time of year for most people regardless of your religion.  You have many gifts to buy and wrap, Christmas cards to send out, the house to decorate, holiday parties to attend, and last but not least, have the family over for dinner.  So, I like ideas that can […]