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Origins ❅ Mistletoe, Holly, and Yule Logs

In “The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.” author Washington Irving in 1820 describes memories of Christmas Eve:

❝ The Yule-clog and Christmas candle were regularly burnt, and the mistletoe with its white berries hung up, to the imminent peril of all the pretty housemaids.❞

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Christmas Day Menu, Franco-British Style

Our Christmases are small affairs. Just us and the girls, with one or two extra guests for Christmas Lunch, usually people from church who have nowhere to go for the holiday. 582 more words

Food Glorious Food

Happy 20th December {Blogmas}

This year throughout December, I have seen lots of lovely traditions. My favourite being, the book advent which KA over at life as our little family started prepping in November. 175 more words


Make Your Own Christmas Crackers

Usually my Mum buys our christmas crackers in the sales. Last year she forgot and *shock horror* we were faced with buying full price ones. I had my usual “could I make it instead” thought, which usually comes any time something is required but expensive, and decided that yes, yes I could. 496 more words


Pretty Paper

After moving all of our belongings back across the country, we’ve found ourselves with a surplus of packing paper. Combine that with an abundance of the Christmas spirit, and you get one crafty Fry Lodge holiday. 24 more words


Our (Frugal) Christmas Traditions

This week for The Loft we are linking up to share some of our Christmas traditions!

My husband and I have enjoyed celebrating Advent season with our children. 385 more words


103 The Peppermint Pigs of Saratoga Springs, NY

A local tradition in upstate New York, the peppermint pigs are spreading around the country and the world thanks to the internet. Call the Christmas Stocking anytime at 323-487-12-25 or go to  126 more words