Category Archives: Christmas

Happy Christmas? Merry Christmas? Which is right?


In England today, you say “Happy Christmas!” In the United States, you say, “Merry Christmas!” Why the difference? Believe it or not, the “Merry Christmas!” greeting we use in the US originated in England, more than four hundred years ago. … Continue reading

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Christmas Has Only Begun!


It’s nearly 9 on Christmas night. Many of you were awakened hours ago by excited children eager to tear into the packages under the tree. You enjoyed the traditional dinner — whatever that is in your family — and then, … Continue reading

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Memories to Touch: The Ornaments We Created


Reader Sue Damm considers what makes some of her Christmas ornaments among her most prized possessions. Continue reading

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Touch a Memory: Mantel with Mugs


The dining room mantel in our home was a place to display precious things — like the watering pot hand-decorated by my mother’s painting teacher and the black pitcher that was among the “mid-century modern” she collected before she ended … Continue reading

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Touch a Memory: Christmas Gifts from Choir


During the holidays we open boxes and boxes of memories, often touching on our families and the love we have shared. Through Epiphany, I will be touching memories on this, my first Christmas without parents or spouse. Continue reading

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