Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday Traditions

The word tradition comes from the Latin traditionem, acc. of traditio which means "handing over, passing on".
In our family, there are a lot of traditions that we observe during the holidays that come from either Allan's Danish roots or my French Canadian roots. But there are also traditions that we started ourselves and that we hope our children will continue to observe with their children.
Our Cookie Decorating Party is an example of this. Every year for the past 5 years, we have hosted a "get together" with our closest friends: the Moultons and the Scagliones. It always happens on the weekend after Thanksgiving and it involves baking and decorating cookies. Everyone love it and we all look forward to it every year.
This year was no exception: last Saturday, we had the whole gang over once again to roll the dough, cut it out with fun holiday themed cookie cutters, bake the cookies and finally decorate them. Of course, there was also a lot of tasting and eating involved in the process.
Here are a few of my favorite photos from the day:

It was a fun filled day and everyone left with a basket full of there own creations, and with more fun memories of a new family tradition!

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