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I still have some "Santa Letters" picked up free at local banks and grocery stores that I had mailed to my son. (These days you print them off your home computer.)
Some department stores had special Santa mailboxes.
In our area we went to visit Santa at H.C. Prange (the store with the wonderful animated Christmas windows) and had to walk past Bruce the Spruce, a talking tree.
To this day, if you want to creep out my son, mention that name.
While this was not our tradition, I have heard of others who sent their letters off via the fireplace.
(and I love their voices)
These days Santa can be contacted by email or a phone app and for the very fortunate few Skype.
|Celebrating the Holidays My Way|
I was going to write my first post about the role music plays in our holidays
but as I am sitting watching another holiday parade I decided to share a glimpse into the local parades we watch each year.
Since I was in junior high school, around age 12, until my college years, I participated as a band member.
I thought you would rather watch videos (taken from youtube) rather than my poorly lit old photos.
To see more:
The enchanting and magical Ms Misantropia and some of her blog readers
were discussing various ways holidays were celebrated around the world,
how traditions for the same holiday varies from region to region
and family to family, household to household.
It can even be an education when you join your life with another person and the holidays roll around.
|a few from my stash|
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