* Christmas at Irene's Country Corner * - Christmas Memories
have always loved Christmas, it is my favorite holiday of the
year. It is time to gather the family, to decorate the house,
to exchange presents, to send and receive cards, meet dear friends
and to remember the birth of Jesus. Christmas from my childhood
bring back heartwarming memories which I like to remember.
are very important elements in a family life, when we grow up
and look back to our past, they will be the first thing that
we will bring back to life again. I have always enjoyed the traditions
of Christmas, it was always a great joy to decorate our home
for Christmas, to wait for the family gathering, to wake up the
next morning and look for presents at the bottom of the tree.
Christmas traditions as well as Santa's
appearance on Christmas Eve and all the elements related to the
Christmas history vary from country to country. Every country
has its own Christmas traditions like every family has its own
traditions too. One Christmas tradition that is very strong in
Brazil and which brings me nice memories of my childhood is to
create a nativity scene. I had so many nice moments with my grandmother
creating the nativity scene every year. It is a tradition
that I want to keep for my son to enjoy.
typical Brazilian Christmas dinner includes turkey, codfish,
ham, colored rice, nuts and fresh vegetable and fruit dishes.
Our family gatherings at Christmas and the family dinner are
joyful memories of my past Christmas. As we grown up, we loose
people dear to us but we are also blessed with new children who
arrive in the family. Every Christmas is different and we have
to enjoy every good moment while they last, so we will always
have treasured memories to remember ever after.
simple moments with the family all together, the children gathered
near the tree or looking out of the window searching for Santa,
the presents under the tree, the songs we heard together and
the family dinner are joyous times that will last forever.
matter where you live or how old you are, believe in the magic
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