Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Happy Holiday's!







Happy Holiday's and best wishes for the New Year to all my friends, family, fellow bloggers, and SITStas!


For me, there is nothing more important at the Holiday's than Family, be it friends or blood. We have a wonderful Christmas Tradition in my Family that started during the Great Depression. When my Grandmother was a kid, all that her family could afford for Christmas during the Depression was Oranges. Oranges were a very special treat. So as my Mom and Aunts and Uncle grew up, my Grandmother gave them Oranges in their stockings every year to remind them to be humble. That Christmas is not about all the toys and presents and getting stuff, but about being thankful for what you do have and the people that love you. The tradition has been passed down in my family to the 4th generation now. My Mom did it with me, and I do it with my kids. They love getting their Orange every year, and I love telling them the story behind the Orange.


Happy Holiday's all, and may your life be filled with many, many Oranges.

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14 comments:

  1. Merry Sitsmas to you!
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  2. Such a sweet story! I like how you've carried on the tradition. Hopefully your kids will, too!

    Merry SITSmas!

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  3. Merry SITSmas! You are truly blessed to be taught to be humble. Good for you!

    A similar story I share with my kids is that when their grandfather was little all his mom could get him for his birthday was a pound of ham!

    As you said it best...."Christmas is not about all the toys and presents and getting stuff, but about being thankful for what you do have and the people that love you."

    I may have to speak with hubby tonight about starting our own little family tradition to teach our kids to be more humble!

    Thank you as I needed this story today as I was just feeling too much holiday stress.

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  4. we have the same tradition in our family... for the very same reason! :)

    Beautiful holiday photo!

    Merry SITSmas!

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  5. Im so glad the story was enjoyed! :) How wonderful that we are not the only family with it! Happy Holiday's all!

    Iris :)

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  6. Hope you had a very merry SITSmas!

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  7. Iris, your blog looks fantastic!!! Wow! I love your SITSmas card. Thank you for sharing your wonderful tradition of the Christmas oranges. Beautiful!

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  8. Thank you Jenn! What can I say, your still my blogging inspiration! :) I hope to one day be as good a blogger as Jenn @ Rook No.17!

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  9. Thank you for stopping by today it was nice to meet you. Have a wonderful holiday season :)

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