Gathering Traditions

Share your favorite traditions that touch your heart…past & present, big or small!

Santa..elves..reindeer..stockings…& pickles? October 14, 2008

Filed under: Santa, etc etc — gatheringtraditions @ 12:08 am

There should be a ton of tradtions for this catagory!  I cannot wait to read them all!  Oh, & the pickle…..my aunt always hid an ornament of a pickle in their tree!  Its a German tradition, and the first child to spy the hidden pickle not only would have a year of good luck…they’d also get an extra gift from St. Nick!

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Jesus is born! October 11, 2008

Filed under: Christmas,Religious — gatheringtraditions @ 10:03 pm

God coming to us as a tiny baby–in a manger none the less!  Christmas is absolutely my favorite time of year!  I love the reason we celebrate, and love giving gifts.  When I was growing up we had a nativity set…and instead of setting it up right away…my mom would read parts of the nativity story, and we’d move each piece a bit closer to the stable as the days progressed….and on Christmas we’d add the final piece…baby Jesus!

Im really anxious to read the ideas that you have to help celebrate Christmas with your family so that our children understand its not just about getting presents!  That Jesus IS the reason!!