Monday, December 1, 2014

Holiday Traditions!

Hi guys!  Happy Holidays!  Now that Thanksgiving is over I'm allowing myself to start thinking about Christmas!

I decided to participate in a Holiday Blog Hop!

One holiday tradition that my family had for years, and is perfect for English teachers is reading The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson!
This is a hilarious story about a family of terribly behaved children and their participation in a local church's Christmas Pageant.  It's a quick read and very entertaining.  We'd read about a chapter a night for the week leading up to Christmas.

We also pass around olplatki which is a Polish word for "Christmas Wafer."  It is just an unleavened wafer--similar to host at mass.  The way our family interpreted the tradition is starting with the eldest member of the family you'd break off a piece and pass it to someone giving them a wish for the upcoming year.  If you wanted you could break off more than one piece and give it to several people.  I always liked this tradition because it was quiet and a nice way to spread some good will.

My family loves Christmas and is super goofy.  Enjoy these flashback photos!  Hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season!

Getting our Christmas Tree circa late 90s. That's me in the pink pants!

Celebrating with family circa early 1990s.  I'm sitting on my dad's lap with my cousin.  I'm the one behind the little boy (my brother).  

Peace, Love, and Happiness to you all!

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  1. I'm so going to have to look up that book for my nieces! Too much fun!

  2. It really is a fun book. She has a few others but I haven't read them yet!

  3. Love your family photos! Looks like you are all having fun :)

  4. What a fun book idea and what great family photo memories!

    Merry Christmas!
    Jonathan from Created for Learning

  5. Where will will get our Christmas tree is always a to do because two years in a row our tree came with bugs! Eek!

    Brynn Allison
    The Literary Maven

  6. These pictures are great! Thanks for being in the blog hop!!