Originally Posted 12/18/2014 Next to Baby Jesus & Santa, the candy cane is probably one of the most recognizable elements of the Christmas season. Legend has it that in 1670, the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany handed out sugar sticks among his young singers to keep them quiet during the long Living Creche…… Continue reading What’s the Third Most Recognized Symbol of Christmas? Find Out NOW!
Christmas Around the World: (a mini video series) #5- Italy & Switzerland Originally Posted 12/23/2014 Sadly, we have come to the end of the journey as we visit the last two cities for Christmas. Today we will be visiting Italy & Switzerland! It’s been a delight exploring all the ways others celebrate Christmas! What traditions…… Continue reading Christmas Around the World, #5: Italy and Switzerland
Christmas Around the World: (a mini video series) #4- Germany & Austria Originally Posted 12/22/2014 Oh, I’m so glad you decided to travel with us again today! Yesterday, we journeyed to Bath, London; the day before that, France, and Norway! Today, we’re visiting two more lovely places! Germany and Austria! And… We’re OFF!! The holidays…… Continue reading Christmas Around the World #4: Germany and Austria
Christmas Around the World: (a mini Video Series) #3- Norway & France Originally Posted 12/17/2014 We are making the rounds and having a blast! Learning can be so much fun! Yesterday we traveled to Bath and London! Today we are off to Norway and France! Source: Rick Steves How do YOU celebrate Christmas? Let…… Continue reading Christmas Around the World Number 3: a mini video series
Christmas Around the World: (A Mini Video Series) #2- Bath & London Originally posted 12/16/2014 Yesterday, we began our journey by stopping in to learn a little about the American Christmas. Today we are traveling to Bath, & London How exciting! https://youtu.be/qW6iI_BRObA https://youtu.be/0Zh_sSAB1dU Our Next Stops: Bath and the Countryside
Christmas Around the World (Mini Video Series)- #1 America Originally Posted 12/15/2014 Over a period of five days, we will be visiting Christmas in several locations, during a mini video series. I hope you enjoy this as much as I have enjoyed putting it together. Educational doesn’t even begin to describe this mini-series! *************************************************** What…… Continue reading Christmas Around the World (Mini Video Series)- #1 America
Originally posted on 12/12/2014 Ah, Christmas! The lights, the sounds, the forced family fun! Putting up the tree, decorating the house! It’s been this way since I can remember. BUT Did you know…it wasn’t until after the 1800’s that Christ’s birth was celebrated by Christians, before then it was a pagan celebration Did you know…early…… Continue reading Did You Know These 5 Facts About Christmas?
The Holiday Cray-Cray and How to Beat It Originally Posted on 12/10/2014 Sometimes, there’s nothing better than revisiting an old post! It’s kind of like sitting down with an old friend and catching up. This little gem is full of ideas to stay sane in what can sometimes feel like a crazy time! Prayers…… Continue reading 5 Ways to Beat the Holiday Cray-Cray
From Lucky to Thankful Originally posted 11/5/2014 at essenceofafamily.weebly.com Hello. I’m so glad you decided to drop in. Friends never need an invitation to stop by, do they? Isn’t it wonderful? To know that you are always welcome somewhere To know you don’t have to DO anything. AND… On the other side of that, To know…… Continue reading From Lucky to Thankful: Revisiting an Old Friend