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Christmas – a Time for Traditions Including Hanging Those Stockings

It's true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you'll find you've created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul." — Caroline Kennedy. When I look back on all of the Christmases in this life,  I'm blessed to be able to say that few of the memories are bad.  From the Sunday School concerts, followed by the drive to see the lights around town, to the presents under the tree and supper with the cousins at Grandma's and Grandpa's, the images of my childhood festive holidays are ones I hold dear. They do in fact bind me, with threads of sentimentality and love, to those with whom I share them. Later, as a young mother of four beautiful children,  the memories created were often from the traditions that began with this new life my husband and I were beginning. There was noth