Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Make your holidays bright!

Come visit our display of holiday books on the 1st floor. You will find books on the history and traditions of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and New Year's Eve. There are also plenty of books of holiday stories, cookbooks, decorating and crafting ideas. Check them out.

Here are some websites with more holiday information:

The American Antiquarian's site explains the origins of Christmas, the Evolution of Santa, The Christmas tree and Twas the Night Before Christmas.

The PNC Wealth Management Co.'s Christmas Price Index shows a video explaining the cost of the items in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" carol if purchased with 2009 dollars.

Mexican Traditions for Christmas or Tradiciones Mexicanas para La Navidad.

Principles Practices of Kwanzaa: Repairing and Renewing the World is the theme of Kwanzaa for 2009. Learn more at the official Kwanzaa website.

Here is a holiday wish from the Solstice tradition:

"May your celebration of this season of holidays draw deep from the abundant joy, fierce hopes and enduring traditions of all of our ancestors. "

posted by mb for ba