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Our traditions were casual celebrations - a mix of favorite sights and sounds around town>>>
Chicago provides so much for kids to enjoy during the holidays; and while my. girls were small, we took in all the city sights and treats - from parades to tree lighting to favorite restaurants and window shopping in the Loop.
Our personal traditions however were always late on the calendar, since we never put up a tree, nativity, or lights until after my elder daughter's birthday on the 21st. LIkewise, we always extended our family fun through Epiphany for the full effect. of the season. And our porch lights stayed on 'til then ... even later some years when we felt the need for cheer! (Yes, we were THOSE neighbors who were in no hurry to take down the decor!)
My family has a lot of different traditions, so it’s difficult to pick a single favorite. However, on Christmas Eve we have “The Meal of the Seven Scary Foods” – which is really a local variation on an old Slavic tradition. Even though most of us don’t like everything that’s served, we all have a tiny bite of even the dishes we don’t care for, in part because it’s tradition.
When I was a kid, after this meal and before Midnight Mass, my Uncle Bud (really my dad’s uncle) would arrive at my grandparents’ house dressed as Santa and give each kid an orange and a candy cane. Took me years to figure out that the phone call “from the fam” (where my grandmother’s sister lived) was always the warning to the adults that Uncle Bud and Aunt Helen (who was suspiciously Santa’s driver) were on the way!
In this drawing you are playing for “Just the Basics,” an NRFP Ken Basics Denim collection fashion pack.
The accessory pack was donated by Ivy in MA.
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