Category: Holidays

An Early Gift

A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara One of the nice things about living in one place for a long time is maintaining friendships.  My friend Greta and I have known each other since our oldest children were in… Read More

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Where did Halloween come from?

Halloween’s origin dates to The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in Ireland, United Kingdom, and France. Celts believed the boundary between worlds of the living and the dead became blurred the night before their New Year, which is… Read More

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Honoring Christmas

Today’s words of wisdom come from the novella Charles Dickens wrote in December 1843. Dickens also published two other Christmas stories, but A Christmas Carol was by far the most popular having never been out of print. It’s… Read More

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Goodbye Christmas 2016 – 8 Tips for Packing Decorations Away

Yesterday we celebrated Christmas. Are you removing the Christmas decorations today? Or, do you wait until Epiphany or Twelfth Night? Either way, the tree must be unadorned. The things we carefully placed to put us in the holiday… Read More

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The Christmas Scale

This is my all-time, very-favorite Christmas video. I can totally relate to the young narrator and rejoice with him in understanding what his Momma meant. If you have a piano around round your house, give the C scale… Read More

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Making Holiday Memories

This picture was snapped many years ago after the gift unwrapping. The grands are sharing their gifts with the others. We never hurried to clear the chaos of twenty family members tearing into their gifts. The room was… Read More

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Christmas Trees – the custom and traditions

The tradition of putting up and decorating a Christmas tree began in Germany in the 16th century. Legend has it that Protestant reformer Martin Luther, who was awed by the brilliance of twinkling stars amidst evergreens on a… Read More

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