Christmas in Greece

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This is Day 22 of our tour of Christmas Around the World! If you missed the others, you can find them here. Christmas in Greece During Advent, the Greeks will hang little wooden crosses with sprigs of basil from wires over shallow bowls of water in their homes. Keeping the water and basil Continue reading

Christmas in Poland

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Welcome to the 21st day of our tour of Christmas Around the World! If you missed the others, you can find them here. Christmas in Poland is full of wonderful traditions and not a little superstition. Polish Christmas Superstitions Polish women begin early in the season to clean the house from top to Continue reading

Gingerbread, an International Christmas Tradition

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Today on 20th day of our tour of Christmas around the World, we are learning about an international tradition: Gingerbread! The story of the Gingerbread Boy is an internationally known story. The retelling often happens at Christmas as many countries have a tradition of baking gingerbread or ginger cookies during the Christmas Continue reading

Christmas in the Philippines

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Today is day 19 in our tour of Christmas Around the World. See our other stops here. The Philippines is reportedly more “Christian” than any other Asian nation, with almost 80% of her population claiming the Catholic religion. Therefore, Christmas in the Philippines is the most important holiday of the Continue reading

Picture Books for Girls (Link Up)

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Welcome to What to Read Wednesday! Last week we shared our favorite picture books for boys, so this week it’s the girls’ turn. Get more info or purchase the books by clicking on their covers. Best Picture Books for Girls The Princess and the Kiss by Jennie Bishop – a beautiful Continue reading

The Cutest Christmas Monkey

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There are just 12 days until I get to introduce you to the cutest Christmas Monkey! Melk has made our family’s Christmas traditions much more fun and meaningful. I wrote about it last year when we met him for the first time. It’s amazing how much a simple little thing can become such Continue reading

Christmas in Thailand

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Thailand is our 18th stop in our Tour of Christmas Around the World. If you missed any of the others, you can find them here. Christmas in Thailand – Just Another Day The 25th of December is not recognized as a holiday by the country of Thailand. Located in Southeast Continue reading

Christmas in Belgium

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 This is day 16 in our Christmas Around the World series. See the others Here. Belgian Christmas Traditions Christmas is Belgium in beautiful. It is a mixture of Flemish, German, Swiss and French traditions, but they all have Christmas in common! Many will decorate their homes and shops in twinkling Christmas Continue reading

Christmas in Switzerland

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 This is day 15 in our Christmas Around the World series. See the others Here. Christmas in Switzerland The Swiss Christmas season is full of exciting get togethers! There may be concerts, parades, church services, bonfires and carol sings. Though the protestants decorate modestly, there is a tradition of decorating Continue reading