What is your tradition?


Above: Holiday Tree Heirloom

Not too long ago I was given one of those framed Christmas Trees that hangs on the wall and lights up when plugged in. Knowing that it would be happily received at the Moose Lodge we donated it on taco night a couple of weeks ago.

HM was shocked at the reception–it created quite a commotion as we entered the lodge and before it was even displayed. I like the warm glow and knew it would find a fine home at Moose Lodge 2085 but what I didn’t expect was the cord it struck in almost everyone there.

One woman got teary eyed because it reminded her of a family member who constructed just such a thing.

Others admired the vintage decorations made from costume jewelery and during the next couple of hours people stopped to admire it and to examine it closely.

I don’t know of any family traditions shared in my family (other than making tamales for Christmas and Menudo for New Years).

Here in Fawnskin we have the annual tree lighting and the NSIA holiday party–but perhaps you have a family holiday tradition to share?

Please share it by leaving a comment below!



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  • 1
    Part Timer Larry
    December 23rd, 2008 10:56

    We now start the holidays by having the family for Thanksgiving dinner down the hill and then heading up. It really starts when Santa arrives in the village and we bundle up to go see him.

    I collect old vintage santa stuff, so our tree is full of santa ornaments.

    Oh, and I’m a sucker for bubble lights. My wife even got me a bubble light night light for the cabin!

  • 2
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    December 27th, 2008 20:31

    Thanks for sharing Larry. We like to meet the neighbors for holiday dinner on Christmas. This year was not as busy due to the weather and we had to have a bud haul us up the ice bermed road and hike down to get the car the next day. What I enjoyed was how some stuck visitors got to join us at the holiday dinner and the guys dug a few people out. That is what I think this time of year is about–true giving of oneself and generosity of spirit and goodwill.

    I’d love to see you vintage santa stuff and bubble lights!