November 30, 2020

An Old Fashioned Christmas Holiday

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There are many Christmas traditions that are gradually being lost in today’s high-tech, always-on-the-go world. But Christmas is the perfect time to slow things down and get back to basics to really enjoy the season.

Decorations make Christmas time special. They set the mood for a traditional Christmas.

Start with an old-fashioned Christmas tree. Traditional decorations were all hand-made. Get the whole family together to create the decorations such as stringed popcorn and chains made from colorful paper. Play Christmas music, serve eggnog and get everyone into the spirit.

Wax or blown-glass ornaments were commonplace in years past, and there are often some great examples to be found in thrift stores. Also look for tins with Christmas themes. These make great candy or fruit dishes.

Baking and cooking come a close second to the Christmas tree. Cookies, pies, and hot cider are all staples of an old-fashioned Christmas celebration. The entire family can help to decorate the sugar cookies or gingerbread men. Kids can help cut the cookie shapes before they’re baked.

Find someone to play Santa Claus and deliver the presents for everyone in the family. Make the gift exchange time special. Don’t just tear into them en mass, give everyone a chance to open them separately. They can then show their appreciation.

Top it off by serving hot cider or mead spiced with nutmeg.

 

 

 

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