Merry Christmas Magic all around us!

 

Snow globe "Santa at Work"

Today I am going to take you on a little Christmas journey to learn more about Christmas traditions in countries that have had the greatest influence on my own celebrations and traditions.

We will begin with the holiday itself - its origins and its traditions. These three links offer a wealth of information about the holiday.

The Sun is returning! Happy Solstice! Happy Yule! Happy ME!

 

Happy Solstice! The sun is returning! (This is a Nebula around a star or sun.)

Give tradition a try

 

Ok...so today I am going to climb up on my little soap box! And then I am going to treat you to lots of holiday eye candy!

I am hearing and seeing the words "go green" and "repurposing" and "recycle"  everywhere I turn this year.

Luminarias

 

It wasn't Christmas when I was growing up without a drive around town on Christmas Eve to see the Luminarias. Actually, they are known as Farolitos (little fires) in New Mexico and the word "Luminaria" is reserved for the small bonfires used to light the way for participants in Las Posadas. But since most of the world knows the little bags with candles in them as Luminiarias or Luminaries, I am using that word in this post.

December 13th - Santa Lucia Day

 

Yule lads have arrived! Don't miss them! One will arrive every day from now until Christmas Eve, and you too can share in the fun of their daily visits!

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