December 11 – Mince Pie In Britain, eating mince pies at Christmas dates back to the 1500s. It is still believed that to eat a mince pie on each of the Twelve Days of Christmas will bring twelve happy months … Continue reading
December 7 – Salvation Army In an effort to solicit cash to pay for a charity Christmas dinner in 1891, a large crabpot was set up on a San Francisco street, becoming the first Salvation Army collection kettle.
A New Bike It was coming up to Christmas and Sammy asked his mum if he could have a new bike. She told him that the best idea would be for him to write to Santa Claus. But Sammy, having … Continue reading
A Christmas wreath represents the festive spirit of Christmas and gives a welcoming greeting. It is traditionally made of evergreen branches which are a symbol for eternal life. The term “wreath” comes from Middle English’s “wrethe”, which means a twisted band or ring of … Continue reading