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My Grandmother’s Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookies in a tin

My grandmother came to the United States from Finland as a little girl. I remember her accent and her eagerness to feed us some homemade treat every time we came to her door. This is the cut-out cookie recipe she … Continue reading

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Olive Oil Lamps

olive oil lamp on Christmas Eve

A tradition our family has at Christmas is to light an oil lamp, with olive oil in it, similar to what we imagine they would have had in Christ’s time. We put it on our table for our Christmas Eve … Continue reading

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And Here’s The Cinnamon Bear!

When we were children, one of my favorite traditions was gathering around the Christmas tree every night, starting on December 1st, to listen to our vinyl record of The Cinnamon Bear. I don’t know if my sisters were as enthralled … Continue reading

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Five Kernels of Corn…A Thanksgiving Tradition

The other day, my 8 year old came home from cub scouts with 5 kernels of corn and request that we start a new family tradition for Thanksgiving. You may have heard of it, but it was new for me. … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With Scrapbooking

If there’s one thing that most people find they can’t keep up with, it’s scrapbooking. How many of us have drawers full of developed photos or hard drives full to capacity of photos we rarely look at but wish we … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Tradition

I got this idea from Sunny, who seems to always have great ideas for preserving memories. It’s simple, yet keeps a good record of family history that is fun to look back on. Each year at New Year’s, each member … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Traditions

Throughout my growing up years we had a plethora of traditions for Christmas Eve. My Mom did everything she could to make it a special, memorable experience. I loved Christmas Eve, almost even more than Christmas itself. Now, as a … Continue reading

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The German Pickle Ornament

It’s Christmas Eve. Undoubtedly, you and your family are carefully planning and carrying out your own family traditions. I’d like to share with you one of ours. Years ago, as my husband and I roamed the stores of the Epcot … Continue reading

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