Good morning! There is one major thing that holidays bring with them, and whilst we’re talking about Christmas, the same applies to Halloween or Thanksgiving, or smaller events such as birthdays and Mother’s Day, and that is tradition. Of course there are those that are common to most: putting the tree up, hanging stockings, mince … More Making Our Christmas Memories with Traditions
Good morning! People all over the world today are busy sending Christmas cards but the tradition originated in the UK. Enterprising friends Sir Henry Cole and John Horsley wanted to make more money for the Public Record Office, now known as the Post Office. The Penny Post had recently been introduced and therefore more people … More Christmas Cards
Good morning! Something a little different today. I hope it brings a smile to your face. The Christmas Dog What’s that now—footsteps on the rooftop? Could it be a cat or a mouse? Who’s this down the chimney? A thief with a beard— And a big sack for robbin’ the house? I’m barkin’, I’m growlin’, … More A Christmas Poem
Good morning! Still looking for that perfect gift for a friend or family member? Well why not make like a wise man and give a gift of gold, frankincense or myrrh? Gold Jewellery is the most obvious choice of course but here are a couple of other suggestions. – a bottle of their preferred tipple … More Bearing Gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh?
Good morning! After the tree, there are three other types of foliage we like to bring into the house all with different connotations. First off let’s consider holly. This beautiful evergreen shrub, with its glossy green leaves and bright red berries, can be seen adorning cards, gift wrap and tables during the Christmas period. Originally … More It’s Time for Mistletoe and Holly
Well good morning friend! This is the time of year you either love or hate. I sit firmly in the camp of love and enjoy the festivities. This year I’ve been stopping to think about the origins of the things we do and see. Of course today marks the start of Advent – and not … More It’s the Final Countdown: Advent and the Advent Calendar