Days of Christmas

On the 23rd day of Christmas…

In my previous posts I've discussed traditions that existed in my family when I was younger and still lived with my parents. There weren't a lot of them. Our only true tradition revolved around buying our Christmas tree. Most of our other traditions revolved around the types of decorations we put up: nutcrackers, Christmas village,… Continue reading On the 23rd day of Christmas…

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On the 11th day of Christmas…

Ice Skating Ice skating isn't really a Christmas tradition. In fact, when I was younger, my family hardly ever went ice skating. The only time I got to go was when it was for a friend's birthday party, a girl scout troop outing, or a school field trip. Not that it bothered me. Ice skating was… Continue reading On the 11th day of Christmas…

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On the 10th day of Christmas…

The Ballet This time of year is known for many seasonal productions: musicals, plays, music concerts, and, my personal favorite, the ballet. Ballets do occur all throughout the year. However, one ballet in particular is a staple in this holiday season: The Nutcracker. Even people who have never actually seen The Nutcracker live in a grand… Continue reading On the 10th day of Christmas…

Days of Christmas

On the 9th day of Christmas…

Christmas Cookies One of the most idyllic activities for Christmas is baking cookies! Yum! ^.^ We bake cookies for shut-ins. We bake cookies for fundraisers. However, the most common reason to bake cookies is for Santa! We bake sugar cookies or chocolate chip and place them on a platter just by the fire. We even… Continue reading On the 9th day of Christmas…

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On the 8th day of Christmas…

Christmas Traditions as a Young Adult If you don't already know, I'm a young adult. Aka I'm a college graduate in my early twenties, who no longer lives with their parents and may not have the time to visit them during the holidays. As a result, many of the traditions and activities that once were a… Continue reading On the 8th day of Christmas…

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On the 7th day of Christmas…

As stated earlier this holiday season, on the 3rd day of Christmas my favorite and arguably the most important decoration for this holiday is the Christmas tree. After all, we make room for it in our living rooms. We decorate it to the max until it practically glows. We stuff wrapped presents underneath it. It's the focal… Continue reading On the 7th day of Christmas…

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On the 6th day of Christmas…

Fröhlicher Nikolaustag! Haha! For all of you who don't speak German that means 'Happy St. Nicholas Day!' ^.^ In case you don't know, today is a holiday. I haven't seen it celebrated much in America, but it's celebrated in Germany and a few other European countries. What is this holiday, you ask? It's a holiday… Continue reading On the 6th day of Christmas…

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On the 5th day of Christmas…

The Village So many decorations go along with this time of year and I've talked about quite a few so far: the tree, the nutcrackers. Well, here's another one for you. The Village. Hold the phone. Not the horror movie. :p This is an adorable, bite-size Christmas village, which my family puts on display every year… Continue reading On the 5th day of Christmas…

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On the 4th day of Christmas…

Christmas is the time of year when an excessive number of decorations are completely acceptable. There's the tree. There's the lights. There's the garland, the ribbon, the shiny stuff, the manger, and everything else. Yet, one thing that was always a staple in my house were nutcrackers. Nutcrackers were originally designed in Germany as a… Continue reading On the 4th day of Christmas…

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On the 3rd day of Christmas…

Traditions are those activities which take place every year. They’re the things we look forward to, and one of the best times for them to occur is during the holidays. The holidays come around every year. Same day, same time, same tradition. My family wasn’t one to have a whole lot of traditions when it came to holidays, specifically… Continue reading On the 3rd day of Christmas…