Christmas Dreams, Memories and Traditions
Honoring the Traditions and History
'Twas the night before Christmas, when
all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
Ah, the opening lines of Clement C. Moore's
1823 Christmas classic, "A Visit from St.
Nicholas" or better known today as " 'Twas
the Night Before Christmas". This poem, probably
one of the most well known poems in the world today,
brings to mind endless traditions and dreams and memories,
Santa and snow, reindeer and gifts, and the joys of
Christmas past and present.
Christmas day may only come but once a year but the memories
and the traditions you create during that special holiday
season will live on for years to come!
What Christmas memories or traditions
live in your heart?
Perhaps gathering together and creating your own special
Christmas decorations to hang in your home, on your tree, to
share with friends and family... do you remember each year
taking out those special home made decorations and being taken
back to the time you made them and feeling that same special
joy and pleasure?
Maybe enjoying Christmas tales and stories as a family, year
after year, the same stories becoming more special with each
retelling. Passing those special stories down and making a
tradition is something that is beyond
How about creating mouthwatering Christmas treats and
goodies? The scents of vanilla and cinnamon and ginger filling
your home, Christmas cookies cooling on wire racks... if you're
anything like me, bet you've sampled a few of those yourself!
Nothing like fresh home made cookies; making them, eating them
and sharing them especially when it becomes a family
Yes, Christmas is a time for creating memories and
traditions and sharing those. Here at T'was the
Night Before Christmas, we'd like to help you
create your own memories and traditions, so take a look around,
we have wonderful
and tales for you to share and enjoy, and some wonderfully fun
background and history on
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