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Christmas Card Customs

Did you receive a Christmas card this year? While the hundreds of greeting cards lining store shelves year round may seem like a modern invention, Christmas cards have been sent between friends and family for nearly two centuries.

A Taste of Christmas

What do the holidays taste like to you? Sweet gingerbread? Spiced egg-nog? Honey and clove ham? Food traditions are vital parts of community and family life. Beyond nourishing simply our …

Christmas 1914-1918

While every holiday season is unique, shared traditions bring a sense of wellness and nostalgia. In tumultuous times, holiday traditions take on special significance as they shore up additional feelings …

Holiday Season at Mapleton School

Today we read about hand-made skiis, sewing kits ordered from Eaton’s, and a school room transformed into a fairyland. Enjoy R. Magnusson’s memories of Christmas at Mapleton School in the …