Saturday, December 15, 2007

Advent Calendar - December 15, 2007

Christmas Grab Bag

Author’s choice! Please post from a topic that helps you remember Christmases past!

Here is a brief summary of contributions from fellow bloggers and links to their individual posts:

Lisa gives us a Croatian tradition of growing wheat in your home beginning on December 13th - the Feast of Saint Lucia. Read more as she presents A pot of pšenica for Sveta Lucia posted at 100 Years in America.

A great gift idea from Randy is presented at at Genea-Musings. In Day 10 - The Family Journal he describes a Family Journal, its contents and production process which he gives to family members each year for Christmas.

Hold as T.K. presents The proof is in the putting on posted at Before My Time. You must go and check out the state of her union suit.

Becky describes an annual Christmas tradition as she presents Christmas is Here! posted at kinexxions. Her family gets together for a Christmas dinner the weekend before the weekend before Christmas - snow or no snow!

Lisa talks of an Irish custom as she presents Get in the Christmas spirit - do your housecleaning! posted at A light that shines again. She describes the origins of this practice and what it entails.

Over at Creative Gene, Jasia kills two birds with one post. In Kolędy she describes her favorite Polish Christmas carol as she also participates in footnote Maven's meme about Christmas Carols.

No fireplace for Santa to make his grand entrance? No problem at Apple's house as she tells us in Our Fireplace posted at Apple's Tree. Read about this Christmas decoration that she hopes is still up in her Mom's attic.

An annual Christmas church bazaar is offered up as Janet presents Christmas Bazaars posted at Janet the researcher. There are some great photos in her post and details about the preparations for this event.

Lori presents Living Christmas Tree posted at Smoky Mountain Family Historian. Her description of how the tree is assembled is fascinating - let's hope she finds photos from last year's event!

Memories of an East Cork Christmas are presented in "A fairyland of gold and glitter to feast the eyes of a country child" posted at A light that shines again. Lisa brings us another post of Irish customs during the holiday season.

Diane's grab bag topic is Christmas Photographs - Lost Memories over at CanadaGenealogy, or, 'Jane's Your Aunt.' She raises one of her pet peeves: photos with cute messages but no names or other clues for the genealogy researcher.

Stephen presents A Polka Christmas posted at Steve's Genealogy Blog. Along with the old Victrola and 78 rpm records, we hear of his earliest Christmas memories.

Yesterday Terry at Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi gave us fruitcake. Today it is Crow Street Eggnog in another wonderful post.

A memory of gingerbread houses is given to us by Jessica as she presents Gingerbread Houses ... posted at Jessica's Genejournal.

We receive a Gaelic leasson over at Small-leaved Shamrock and learn how to say Nollaig Shona dhíbh!. Lisa is also kind enough to walk us through the pronunciation!

And I am pulling up the rear with A Wee Christmas Nip here at Destination: Austin Family. To me, Christmas was always Grandma, scotch and The Twelve Daze of Christmas. And no, she never "got run over by a reindeer."

Check back tomorrow for more submissions on the next topic: Christmas at School

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