One of my favorite Christmas traditions: Nikolaus

In Germany, the night between the 5th and 6th December is not any normal night. The kids prepare for it by cleaning and polishing their winter boots. When that is done, the boots are placed outside the front door and the kids go to bed. Usually they are having trouble sleeping. They are excited. I […]

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Aunt Sally’s Holiday Guide to Nieces and Nephews: Baby’s First Christmas

If your niece or nephew is celebrating a First Christmas, congratulations! There is nothing more fun than involving children in Christmas traditions, and what’s great is that your family has a few years to experiment with what traditions they’d like, because kids don’t remember their first few holidays anyway!