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Looking for a little holiday cheer? These stories about Christmas traditions will brighten your day!

The Package

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.

~Janice Maeditere

As surely as turkey and dressing followed jack-o’-lanterns, every December since I left home a package from my mother arrived signaling the official beginning of the holidays in my household. Upon its arrival, I would place... (more)

How Can We Make Grams Cry This Year?

Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete.

~Marcy DeMaree

Once a year, my brother, sister and I, together with my three cousins, have a common goal — to make our grandmother cry. Yes, it sounds cruel, but let... (more)


Confessions of a Decorating Junkie

A good decorator not only plans and schemes, but he also knows how the job is done.

~Albert Hadley,
The Story of America’s Preeminent Interior Designer

It happens each spring. Walking home from the farmer’s market, my tote filled with asparagus, strawberries, and lavender honey, I pass Irv... (more)

The Buffy Tree

Change always comes bearing gifts.

~Price Pritchett

When I was a contrary, hardheaded teenager, my mother often said, “I hope one day you have a daughter just like you!”

“One day” came twice. I was assigned not one, but two daughters just like me. Their teen years were hard, for them and for me. Every... (more)

The Night I Met My Grandmother

Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.

~Anthony Brandt

Snow was falling softly outside. I remember watching each flake delicately floating to the ground and frosting the parking lot beneath a dimmed street light. Everything was quiet. I must have been ten years old at the time; but twenty years later,... (more)

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A Recipe for a Family

At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable.

~Mark V. Olsen and Will Sheffer, Big Love

I always felt like the black sheep of Patrick’s family. I... (more)