Holiday Traditions

The year is coming to an end – HOORAY?! I’m not sure if I’m ready for 2021 yet. I need to see a preview, before I fully commit! 🙂 And to be honest, I didn’t even buy a 2021 calendar until yesterday. Really, am I going to use it? Again, I need to see a preview of 2021.

With that being said, this time of year is a busy time for everyone. No matter if you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or anything else – I’m sure you have a family/friends tradition.

For my family, we celebrate Christmas. It’s a HUGE event. HUGE! When I was younger I used to help my grandma make sand tarts. If you don’t know what a sand tart is, I’m not sure if you are unlucky or lucky. Unlucky because you’ve never tasted a wafer thin cookie sprinkled with nuts and cinnamon. Or unlucky because that means you’ve never rolled out a wafer thin cookie to the displeasure of your grandma, because it wasn’t thin enough and you are making the dough tough. Never did that? You my friend are missing out! GG and I would make several dozens of these cookies, because my Pappy LOVED them. My Pappy made Christmas extra special, everything was magical with him. Now that he is gone I try to keep the magic alive for the family. By baking the traditional cookies, having everyone over to my house – not this year though 😦 and all the other family traditions that we do.

So what about you and your family? Do you have traditions? Care to share?

What ever holiday you celebrate or what ever your tradition is, please stay safe this year. Remember that this is only a blink in time, that soon you will get to see and be with your family and friends. Keep your traditions alive. I’m making cookies by myself this year. I will drop cookies off for friends and family. I will call and wish everyone a happy holiday and happy new year!

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