Tradition

8

Written on Friday, December 21, 2007 by Jessica

At my grandparents' house on Christmas Eve, we used to put hay under the tablecloth. It's a Polish tradition to symbolize the hay in the manger. We don't do it anymore, and that makes me a little sad. I suppose that since I never had to clean up the mess, I never saw the downside.

If you enjoyed this post Subscribe to our feed

8 Comments

  1. lisa's chaos |

    Hey I'm glad you shared that, I never heard that before. Interesting.

     
  2. Z.M_Aguilar |

    hey Jessica. I don't think many people follow any traditions anymore.

    It is sad...but it would be nice to create your own that you can pass on to your kids...grandkids, great grandkids :)

    In the year 2099..one of your descendats will say, "this tradition started with our great great great great...etc....". It sounds nice..

    Happy Holidays to you and your family Jessica!!

    Z.

     
  3. Christina |

    That is a sweet tradition. I hope that you do bring it back even if is a piece of hay.

     
  4. Christina |

    Ps-Merry Christmas!

     
  5. lisa's chaos |

    Stopping by to say Merry Christmas! Hope you and yours have a great holiday!

     
  6. Alex |

    I have my own christmas tradition. I must curl up on the couch, with cup of hot chocolate in hand to watch "A Christmas Carol" (The 1951 Alistair Sims' version). It ain't christmas for me if I don't get to watch that.

    Merry Christmas to you and I hope 2008 brings great joy for you.

     
  7. Danielle/Brooke |

    I have never heard of that tradition either. Sounds kinda cool but I can imagine it could create quite a mess if it got tracked throughout the rest of the house. However I sure if you wanted to continue it at YOUR house the rest of the family would be fine with that :-)

     
  8. Teriana |

    I hated that hay. Kept making the glasses tippy.

     

Post a Comment