Category: Christmas

[little tree] by e e cummings

[little tree] little treelittle silent Christmas treeyou are so littleyou are more like a flower who found you in the green forestand were you very sorry to come away?see          i will comfort youbecause you smell so sweetly i will kiss your cool barkand hug you safe and tightjust as your mother would,only don’t be afraid …

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The Story of Frankincense

Mysterious Frankincense Used for many thousands of years, the Frankincense tree has perhaps the greatest association with spiritual practice of any plant on earth. In most of the great ancient cultures, including the Egyptian, Babylonian, Persian, Hebrew, Greek and Roman civilizations, it has played a role in religious and domestic life. Frankincense has been sought …

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Christmas Drink Recipes from Around the World

Whether your preference is for alcohol or just a warming liquid, you’ll find something in the selections below to lift your holiday spirits. Wassail The basic Wassail hails from Britain where it has been a seasonal favorite for centuries. It’s a delightful mixture that comes in a variety of styles. Ingredients:1 gallon apple cider1 orange1 …

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How to Make Christmas Stockings

Christmas celebrations are almost incomplete without Christmas stockings hanging next to a chimney. The significance of a Christmas stocking lies in the hope of Santa Claus filling them with the choicest gifts & goodies, besides happiness and blessings. Making a Christmas stocking is one of the easiest projects, while being exciting and fun filled as …

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Classic Holiday Sugar Cookies

The cookie that makes everyone merry Many of our fondest childhood memories consist of spending time with friends and family, baking delicious holiday cookies and eyeing the beautifully wrapped presents under the tree. Embrace nostalgia and create the perfect holiday cookie that tastes delicious and is easy to decorate. Instead of displaying a gingerbread house, …

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Christmas Meal Recipes from Around the World

Christmas is celebrated in many countries around the globe. Each has a distinctive and delicious dish to highlight the festivities. Andesteg (Roast Duck) From Denmark hails a recipe for roast wild duck that will bring satisfaction to diners in any country. Ingredients: Preheat oven to 450F/230C. Clean the ducks inside and out, removing all feathers, …

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Cozy Up to a Comforting Mug of Festive Cider

After a day of outdoor winter fun, warm up with this guilt-free variation on a long-time holiday favourite. Made with only a handful of ingredients and lightly sweetened with naturally-sourced stevia, this beverage is tasty, easy to make and sugar-free, so it’s ideal for the whole family to enjoy. Cinnamon Cider Makes 4 servings Ingredients: …

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How to Make Creative Christmas Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are an excellent choice for a handmade Christmas gift or stocking stuffer. It’s a good idea to make a big batch at the beginning of the Christmas season to keep on hand for hostess gifts or last minute office gift exchanges. There are a lot of creative ways to decorate your bath bombs …

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Gingerbread Pie Recipe

Gingerbread is an iconic holiday treat enjoyed all over the world. So this year, why not update this favourite tradition with a beautiful gingerbread pie? Ingredients like molasses, brown sugar and nutmeg deliver festive flavours in every bite, and cute pastry gingerbread men add a whimsical and stylish final touch. More seasonal recipes are available …

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Classic Gingerbread Cookies

Make the ultimate holiday gingerbread cookies Gingerbread cookies are a holiday classic for a reason – they are fun to make and decorate, and even more fun to eat. Try out Chef Anna Olson’s Classic Gingerbread Cookies recipe below: Prep time: 30 minutesCook time: 20-25 minutesMakes: Approximately 2 dozen Ingredients Gingerbread Royal Icing: Directions Cookies: …

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