Thank you, thank you for all the wonderful stories and recipes and a little insight into some of the fun traditions that happen in households around the world each year. How could I pick one winner, so with the help of the random number picker thing here are my three lucky ladies.....Julie Forrest wrote:
just having the family together for christmas is enough. i do make a big slab of chocolate fudge brownies each year as they are everyones favourite. would love to make this quilt, heres hoping. love jules
Nola Larson wrote:
A Christmas tradition we do is beginning the 1st day of December through the 24th is eat dinner by candelight and always finish by reading a Christmas story. This has been such a great thing for our family and it was amazing at how much better the kids ate dinner. Nola
Hello, Lynette ! This wonderful pattern is sure one to make, I just LOVE it, so I'm crossing my fingers (and toes) that you might pick me up ;>)
I married an Italian (36 years ago, time flies indeed!) and we have yummy traditions for Christmas, one of our most important celebrations in the year. NO turkey or meat on that day : only fish nd seafood in all possible ways.... AND PASTA, of course! ;>)
We start preparing and cooking 2 days before, with my sisters-in-law, and these 2 days are sooo funny, cooking together, singing Xmas carols, and having some hot red wine (it's winter here, at Xmas!)...
We usually get together about 25 around the (big) table, and that noisy, chit-chatting, giggling family is soooo cheerful, the food is soooo delicious that I can say it's my favourite day of the year. Traditionally, all MEN are washing the dishes (no dishwasher, here), while women are plaing a big LOTTO game, with special lots to win.(We collect these all year long, and everyone is always so curious to know what's in the boxes! LOL)...
At midnight we all go to church, then we watch the fireworks that all neighbours are lighting, and then one of us is playing Father Christmas for the younger children in the family, and we exchange presents ;>)
When we end up in the very early morning, we sometimes also have an early breakfast all together, HeeHee....
Then on the 25th, we still get together and eat all the leftovers.
Oh, telling you all this, already makes me wait until next Christmas!
THANKS for this generous opportunity, dear Lynette. And now...... GOOD LUCK EVERYONE !
Heartfully, from my little corner of the world (Belgium)
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