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Christmas Stories, Traditions and other Information
We are pleased to offer you articles on the history and traditions of many Christmas events. We in no way claim to be experts, but have pulled together information from many sources to bring you what we feel is a nice collection of Christmas spirit. Scroll down to see the articles.
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Copies of the text and most of the images from the 1912 version of "A Visit from St. Nicholas" (Twas the Night Before Christmas) by Clement C. Moore with Pictures by Jessie Willcox Smith. This version was published by Houghton Mifflin Company. (The image here is 1/2 size.)

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

This classic letter, and the response to it, answers the age old question asked by children everywhere.
From the Editorial Page of The New York Sun, written by Francis P. Church, September 21, 1897.
Photos of Virginia and Mr. Church as well as a copy of the original newspaper article.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

History of Pinatas

history of pinatas As well as being used to celebrate the New Year and Birthdays, the traditional star-shaped piñata was probably a part of early Christmas Posadas in Mexico and the Southwest United States. Learn more by clicking the link above.

History of Luminarias

Although many people associate “luminarias” with the holiday lighting of candles placed in small, brown, sand-filled bags, luminarias first appear historically around the 16th century, as a Spanish tradition of lighting bonfires along the roads and churchyards to guide people to Midnight Mass on the final night of Las Posadas. Learn more by clicking the link above. history of luminarias

How to make your own Christmas dough ornaments

How to make your own Christmas dough ornaments A quick, easy and fun project for Christmas or any holiday.
Start a new tradition at your house by making these dough ornaments.







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