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CHRISTMAS IN SWITZERLAND!!!

Imagine a white robed angel whose face is delicately hidden by a veil, held in place by a jeweled crown, walking into your families Christmas gift exchange. The glow of the candles on the tree enshroud his form with a beautiful orange glow, as he enters and hands out presents from the basket held by his child helpers. A bit different from a traditional American Santa stories, this Swiss traditional story of the Christkindli is a well-known tradition in Switzerland. Most Swiss children eagerly await the arrival of the Christ Child in his reindeer drawn sleigh to come bearing gifts for everyone.











    For the week preceding Christmas, kids in Switzerland dress up and visit others bearing small gifts.  Bell ringing competitions between villages to call people to midnight mass have become common traditions, as have the gathering after the service for families to share giant homemade donuts (ringli) and hot chocolate.
    Because Switzerland's traditions stem mainly from 4 different…

A WHOLE LOT OF ORNAMENTS TO MAKE FOR THAT VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS TREE!

Christmas Ornaments to Make
Are any of you as addicted to Pinterest as I am? It’s impossible to look away from. I have been seeing some absolutely awesome Christmas ornament DIY’s on there,  just click through to read the tutorial for each.


Music Sphere Ornament - 7layerstudio.typepad.com
Cookie Cutter Ornaments - marthastewart.com/
Thread Spool Ornament - bhg.com
Winter Wonderland Ornament - spoonful.com

ornaments made from necklaces - diynetwork.om
scrabble ornaments - christmas.yourway.net
button Christmas tree ornaments - uklassinus.blogspot
pearl wreath ornament - bhg.com
pea pod ornaments - blog.betzwhite.com