Wishing A Merry Christmas to all my lovely and warm Blog buddies.
May the Love, Peace, and Joy of Christmas be yours always.
In western contries, Christmas is a time for Families, Fun, and Festivities! A time of family gatherings and holiday meals. A time for Santa, stars, and singing carolers. A time for ornaments, gifts, and twinkling lights. Of sleigh rides, hot cocoa, and gingerbread cookies :) .
"Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh"Something worth Knowing about how this lovely bells get related to this christmas Eve :) I was just wondering to know and I googled out this... :)
"Believe it or not Jingle Bells, one of the most famous American Christmas songs, was originally written for Thanksgiving not Christmas! The author and the composer of Jingle Bells was a minister called James Pierpoint who composed the song in 1857 for children celebrating his Boston Sunday School Thanksgiving. The song was so popular that it was repeated at Christmas, and indeed Jingle Bells has been reprised ever since. The essence of a traditional Christmas is captured in the lyrics of Jingle Bells and the sound effects using the bells have become synonymous with the arrival of Father Christmas or Santa Claus as he is often known, to the delight of children of all ages from all over the world! "
And here is our all time favourite santa to bring lot many gifts
to you all. :D . Modern Santa working on Computer , May be that might help him to check if each gift he sends recieved by all children all over the world or not :)) .
Ever wondered if Santa is really there ? just go throught this , you may find this surprising ... Or get a DVD of Polar Express And have fun with Kids watching the movie, and bring back your faith for santa :) .
Christmas tree:Just this name bring out an image of sparkling lovely and nicely decorated tree. Ever since my childhood I loved watching it, Fortunately I had a christian friend,I remember I kept on asking here so many questions about their religion and festivals. that time I was quite young, and out of curiousity i tried to gather info about this wonderful festival of the world. Today we all have become so global that even we also celebrate each such festival with equal enthusiasm.the lovely posts all my blog buddies posted for this is a proof of that globlization :D . Here is something I searched out about this lovely Christmas trees too, This history I find much intresting to know. So here it is to share with you.
" The Druids in ancient England & Gual and the Romans in Europe both used evergreen branches to decorate their homes and public buildings to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Over the years, these traditions were adopted by Christians, who incorporated them as part of their Christmas holiday celebration.
Trees used specifically to celebrate Christmas are mentioned in the early 1600's in Germany and surrounding countries. The families would set up these trees in a prominent location of their home and decorate them with colored paper, small toys, food, and sometimes candles. As these people moved or immigrated to other countries, they brought this tradition with them.
Through the years many different things were used to decorate Christmas trees. As the world moved into the 1900's, many trees were decorated with strings of popcorn, homemade cards and pictures, cotton to look like snow, candy in all shapes and sizes, and occasionally, fancy store made glass balls and hand blown glass figurines. Candles were sometimes used, but often caused devastating fires, and many different types of candle holders were devised to try to prevent tree fires. Electric tree lights were first used just 3 years after Thomas Edison has his first mass public demonstration of electric lights back in 1879. The early Christmas tree lights were handmade and quite expensive.
Today, Christmas tree ornaments can be found in nearly every size, color, and shape imaginable, and they are used to decorate the millions of Christmas trees used throughout the world. "
These are for all my lovely blog buddies and their family with lot of good wishes for this eve and upcoming New year. Take as many as you want :)) . Anything for you .
(P.S. - I regret if I keep any onf you wating for which I was about to do. well, things were not much well this end, and was much busy taking care of hubby dear,he is bit fine now, so I can now spare time for this.From the next Monday get ready to be back with your lovely entries... Vegetable of the next Week , starting from 1st Jan 2007 is -Tomato ... , till then have fun with family andd great holidays ahead... )