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How does your family celebrate Christmas? Do you do it in the typical modern American way, or do you use other traditions that are not so common in this country? If your ancestors, recent or distant, came from another country, do you know how they celebrated Christmas in their homeland, or if they even did at all? While many Christmas traditions around the world are similar, as the holiday has a common origin in the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of individual variations in how the holiday is celebrated in different parts of the world.
If you know how your ancestors celebrated Christmas, it will allow you to know much more about what their lives were like, and who they were as people. It will also give you some ideas for old traditions you can adopt and make new again in your home to celebrate those ancestors, as well as your heritage. Here are some amazing and beloved Christmas traditions from around the world.
This 82-page ebook consists of a collection of eleven articles that I have written over the past few years. I hope that it will provide you with plenty of food for thought in your genealogy adventures.
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