This legend of the Christmas Tree, of a lost bird and a kind fir tree, comes from the land where I was born, Romania. Enjoy it (it even begins like any Romanian tale). Merry Christmas!Continue reading “The Legend of the Christmas Tree, a Bird and a Fir Tree #Im4Ro”
Romania knows some millennial, incredible Christmas and winter Traditions. I am excited to share them with you.Continue reading “Romania, Incredible Winter Traditions #Im4Ro”
South Africans were gifted with surprising snow near Karoo recently, so I invite you to a Christmas in July with fresh images of snow, a Christmas tree from Bucharest and some magical doors for Thursday Doors.Continue reading “Surprising Snow North of Karoo, a Christmas in July”
The Oldest Christmas Story. Enjoy! Merry Christmas! “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
It had snowed on the Gray-Haired Mountain that December and the winter’s icy breath had rolled down along the valleys of the Judaean Mountains, covering them with a white blanket that dissipated as soon as one set foot on it.Continue reading “The Oldest Christmas Story and the Christmas Star”
The first snow of December is winter’s first gift, coming from Saint Nicholas, yet not many know its significance. For that sneeze feeling you have in your nose before winter’s first coat falls, that’s just Saint Nicholas’ beard tickling your cheek.
At the beginning of December, the flakes spiral and dance to the ground the same way Saint Nicholas’ white beard floats behind him as he strides along the road. Each winter since that first one, almost two thousand years ago.Continue reading “First Snow and Saint Nicholas for Thursday Doors #Im4Ro”