There are many Christmas traditions that are unique to every country, province, area and home.
One of these traditions is a beautiful Poinsettia plant. I haven't bought one in a few years but decided to get a nice creamy white one this year rather than a red or pink one. I'm hoping it will last into the wintery new year and bring some 'lightness' to our decor when it's cold and snowy and dark outside.
A great and tasty Maritime tradition is chicken bones.
A satiny pink cinnamon flavoured candy coats a bittersweet chocolate centre. They are a treat and I allow myself one a day.
They are made right here in New Brunswick by the famous Ganong Chocolates in St. Stephen. They aren't available everywhere in the country. Maritimers who find themselves living in western Canada won't find them and have to depend on family or friends back east to send them some. I send them to our daughter and my sister every Christmas.
A taste of home.
Nuts and Bolts ~ another tasty treat.
I haven't made mine this year. Yet.
Having a Santa Claus of some form in the house is a tradition too.
My sister-in-law gave us this one a few years ago.
The sentiment on the chalkboard is wishful thinking. It's green out there today but maybe we'll be getting some white tonight.
The notice board even gets some Christmas decor.
And birds keep showing up everywhere ~ even paper gift tag ones.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
how lovely are thy branches.
Our Christmas tree for 2013.
Looking across the bookshelf along the stairs.
Something new this year is burlap garland around the tree.
The lights of Christmas ~ candles in windows.
In the old schoolhouse.
We had two nice snowfalls last December before Christmas.
Murray and I made a big snowman out front. A fun tradition for kids of all ages.
Well, these are a few of my favourite things of Christmas. Traditions that go a long way back and some new ones too.
What are your favourite Christmas traditions?
I hope you will share them with me.
Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by.