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A Family Tradition Marietta Katherin Kuhl December 15, 2010.

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2 A Family Tradition Marietta Katherin Kuhl December 15, 2010

3 The traditions “The Best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: The presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other” Burton Hillis

4 Family traditions German and Irish traditions German and Irish traditions Kuhl Celebration Kuhl Celebration Anderson Celebration Anderson Celebration How we celebrate now How we celebrate now

5 German and Irish traditions German:  Santa Claus is known as Weinactsmann  Celebrate two days of Christmas  The Tannebaum is the Christmas tree Irish:  Leave a lit candle in the window  A ring of holly is placed on doors  “Merry Christmas” in Gaelic is “Nollaig Shona Duit”

6 German traditions cont. A children's verse is: Lieber guter Weihnachtsmann, sieh mich nicht so böse an. Stecke deine Rute ein, will auch immer artig sein.

7 Kuhl celebration Grandma Kuhl would bake German cookies Grandma Kuhl would bake German cookies They would have a manger set out They would have a manger set out The tree topper was an angel The tree topper was an angel

8 Anderson celebration Anderson celebration Mom and Grandma would bake sugar cookies Mom and Grandma would bake sugar cookies Always use a star topper Always use a star topper Always have a Poinsettia Always have a Poinsettia

9 How we celebrate now We open one present on Christmas Eve We use grandma Kuhl’s tree topper We used to give our dogs gifts

10 Traditions “Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.” William Somerset Maugham Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

11 Works Cited an_christmas_traditions.htm information.com/articles/irishchristmastrad itions.htm ment/images/tree_topper_star_red.jpg

12 Works Cited cont. s/Saint%20Nicholas.jpg cookieforblog.jpg mages/christmas-backgrounds.jpg


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