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.

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  1. Unknown |

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

  2. Anonymous |

    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 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!!


  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. Unknown |

    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.


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