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The Holiday Kissing Ball

Holiday kissing balls might be thought of as one of today’s latest crafty seasonal decorating fads, but the fact is, these adorable little things have been around for centuries!  During the Middle Ages (we’re talking 5th-15th century for your non-history buffs) people would intertwine evergreen branches into the shape of a ball. After they got […]

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Competing for Christmas {a unique tradition}

Nothing says Christmas like ruthless smack talk, cut-throat competition, and the proud moment of winning a trophy. Cut-throat might be a little extreme, so let’s just say we have a friendly annual competition. My family has developed a tradition that we like to call Girl Gifts. It was started decades ago and has evolved over the […]

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This holiday, we are enough

Growing up, my family was the center of all holidays. No matter how far we strayed during the year, we always came home for the holidays. After I got married, my husband and I kept that tradition. Our respective families were the focus of our holidays. At first, it was easy. Spending a holiday without them just felt […]

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