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Christmas and Winter Holiday Cookies: Speculaas

Traditional speculaas

Speculaas! A Dutch treat beloved throughout much of northern Europe and eaten at the celebration of St. Nicholas (Sinterklaas in the Netherlands) on December 5th, as well as throughout the Christmas holiday season!

Christmas and Winter Holiday Cookies from Around the World

Old world Christmas cookies

Christmas Cookies! Most all of us love to eat Christmas cookies! And many of us make baking Christmas cookies an important part of our holiday celebrations. I am no exception!!! From the day long ago when, for the very first time, my great grandmother allowed me to roll and cut Christmas sugar cookies, I have been, well, nearly obsessed with making - and eating - Christmas cookies!

Check Out the New Additions to Gingerbreadsnowflakes!

Apple Blossoms

My super awesome daughter Diane, who takes very good care of her technically challenged mother, has added a couple new goodies to Gingerbreadsnowflakes!

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Dutch Canal Houses Embroidery Has Been Completed. Sharing a little PDF

Dutch Canal Houses Embroidered Table Runner

Dutch Canal Houses Embroidery completed! And I am happy to report - completed in time for St. Nicholas Day last December. At least one end of it.

I am the first to notice my stitching is not perfect, but one thing I did learn is that, in this particular case at least, the whole is greater than it's imperfect parts!

Buon Natale from Italy. Beautiful and Unique Presepi (Nativities)

Italian Hand Carved Nativity displayed in a crystal cave

Today, I have the great pleasure of sharing with you images of several unique and beautiful presepi (nativities), most of which are personal, much loved treasures belonging to members of the EtsyItalia Team. And most have been hand made.

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