Ships: Saint Basil, the Santa
Claus of Greece, is said to make his journey to deliver
in a ship. Three ships are symbolic of the Trinity,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The number three is a number
used often at Christmas time, e.g., The Holy Family, Mary,
Joseph and the baby Jesus.
Skiing: Take a trip to Leavenworth,
WA to experience a Bavarian Village in the winter. You can
take a Snow Train up to the mountain village or stay in a cabin.
There are plenty of cross-country ski trails.
Old Friend Slippers
slippers like no other will keep you warm all year. Perfect for
gifts and after buying one, you may want two. They seem to
stretch out a tiny bit after a month.
Cozy Warm Slippers - Pretty in Pink, February 7, 2006
These are the slippers I've been looking for all my life. They
are cozy, warm and so snuggly. Once you put them on, it will be
quite the effort to remove your feet as they will object and
question your reasons at length.
Can these be washed? The care instructions state: Do not immerse
in water. The suede leather can be cleaned with a damp cloth but
moisture should be immediately removed with a dry cloth. You can
also sprinkle baking soda over the fleece and let it stand
overnight, then vacuum.
The box has information about these slippers resisting moisture
- rain and wet grass. The skid resistant uppers make them
perfect for walking outside. Once you buy one slipper, you may
find yourself wishing for two, no wait, three...OK, four or
more. These could be considered addictive. One for every room,
one for the garage, one for when you go out to get the paper,
one for walks. They also sell some jeweled varieties that are
I honestly thought I'd have to buy a heater just for my feet,
but these slippers are so warm, they are fine on their own. With
all the varieties of slippers for every member of the family,
these would make perfect gifts all year round.
~The Rebecca Review
Snowman Cup and Saucer
Snowman: If you live where it snows
you will remember how heavy those snowballs can get as you roll
them across the yard with your gloved hands. I recently saw a
snowman which also served as a bird feeder. Scoop out some of
the snow in the front
back of the snowman and fill it with birdseed.
Spices: Clove studded oranges make nice decorations.
Cinnamon sticks to stir hot chocolate are fun. Remember to buy
new spices each year before you bake. Buying spices in bulk is
often much cheaper or look for the best spices from Penzeys.
They also have a nice mulling mix.
Gold Star Tree Topper
Stars: The wise men followed
a star to Bethlehem. In some countries the appearance of
the first star on Christmas Eve is the signal for lighting the
lamps and beginning the Christmas Mass or festivities. Christmas
Cat Christmas Stocking
Stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In the hopes that
Nicholas soon would be there;" - The Night Before
In Europe, wooden clogs are sometimes used and
are placed next to the fireplace
food for the reindeer
or white horse.
Watch a favorite movie or decorate the tree at the same time
each year. Look for local event or ask family for holiday
memories you can recreate.
Nutcracker Tea with Cookies
White Horse: Saint Nicholas
uses a white horse when he travels to distribute gifts.
Three Wise Men: These men were the
kings or Magi who followed the Star to Bethlehem bearing
precious gifts for the Christ Child. In Spain, it is
believed the wise men leave gifts at Christmas time.
Holiday Box with Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh
Arrived on time,
Helped deliver the bay,
Cleaned the stable,
Made a casserole,
Brought practical gifts and
There would be
Peace on Earth.
Holiday Candles with Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh
Working Out: On a not so serious note, this really
is an American holiday tradition. We all have to work out so
hard so we can eat what we love. See my fitness
pages where I have links to all my favorite workout videos!
Wreaths: Always festive!
Ergo Winter Candle - Hearth
Yule Log: This
Log is often a decoration at Christmas time. The
log should come from an olive, almond, acorn, hickory, apple or
other fruit tree. We make a Chocolate Cake Yule Log which
has a delicious chocolate icing.
Ambient Fire: Ultimate Video Fireplace (Shot in HD)