Last night was the first night of Chanukah. We don't have a menorah and we didn't play dreidel. I guess as far as Jews go I'm pretty lax (in fact there really isn't much I do that is exclusively Jewish or Kosher), but then as far as Christians go, we're not exactly the norm either. Traditions are, usually, good. They help you remember things that enhance your life and help you not to make the mistakes of the past.
So let's do a Christmas/Chanukah giveaway!
How about a set of four glass ornaments, painted by moi with a variety of Christmas song phrases on them. I'll even let you pick the songs you would like represented on the ornaments. Or, if you'd prefer, I can write bits of Chanukah blessings (in English or Hebrew).
Like these; but not, because these are mine.
All you have to do is leave a comment telling me a holiday tradition your and your family keep and why (and a way I can get in touch with you); whether it be what's on the menu Christmas eve, only giving handmade presents, or a special prayer or song, or a special activity your family holds dear, please share!
Make sure to have your entry in by Wednesday, December 8, at 10 PM pacific time.
"Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has granted us life, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this occasion."
May you always be grateful for the breath in your lungs.
PS- I feel really silly- but I totally pulled the winner a day early! Sorry to everyone who would have entered today, but I guess I ended the giveaway early. Tisk tisk on me. Please check back in the future for other fun handmade goodie giveaways and crafty ideas.