Tag: Christmas

A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS

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If you are anything like us here at Voice and Vision, you are eagerly anticipating the extra-long holiday weekend. As our gift to you, we want to send you off with some fun Christmas facts. Please feel free to use them for interesting conversation starters at your gatherings. (You’re welcome). ORIGINS OF CHRISTMAS The origins of Christmas stem from both the pagan and Roman cultures. The Romans actually celebrated two holidays in the month of December. The first was Saturnalia, which was a two-week...

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Merry and Bright

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The first Christmas living alone in my own apartment, I purchased and decorated a tree the weekend right after Thanksgiving.  I remember the glimmer of the colorful lights as I cozied up on the couch afterward, sipping a cup of hot tea while admiring my handiwork.  I even left the lights of the tree on at night because I liked the magical glow radiating throughout the apartment. I’ve always loved Christmas lights.  As a child, my dad took my siblings and me for a walk down Jackson Street in Philadelphia,...

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Turkey Soup: A Bowlful of Memories

This year, over the course of the 9 days following Thanksgiving, I ate 13 large bowls of homemade turkey soup. I ate it for lunch every day and I also ate it for dinner on the evenings when my husband was at work. I actually would have eaten it a few more times, but I’d already frozen what I didn’t think we’d use quickly and I resisted thawing it by telling myself: enough is enough!  After about the 10th bowl I jokingly told Bill that if he looked over to my side of the bed the following morning...

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