In every family a set of Christmas traditions grows over time, in which the years are marked and small joys take on a special private meaning. Time add layer upon layer of meaning, and the Christmas spirit is coaxed along until it envelops the house in its wondrous warmth. The great charm of the season is that it is not a particular place or time but a spirit of warmth, generosity, and good will that is always welcome everywhere.
From the pages of The Heart of Christmas by Victoria Magazine Editors
Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance… a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
Augusta E. Rundel
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Long ago there lived a very rich, but very miserly and lonely farmer. This farmer had walnut trees all over his property, but he had no time to crack the shells to get at the meat inside. Because he had no time for such foolish actions, he offered a prize for anyone who could come up with an easy way to crack the walnut shells. One day an old puppet carver came to the farmer's home with a beautiful brightly painted puppet. The puppet had a large mouth and strong jaws- strong enough and big enough to crack the walnut shells. That was how the first nutcracker was made.
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