Saturday, December 29, 2018

Tradizioni Natalizie...Christmas Traditions ...

It wouldn't be Christmas without them,  and this year was no different.  The season began, as it always has, by choosing a Christmas Tree.  For as long as I can remember I have loved choosing just the right tree. Decorating the tree and the house, making it cosy was next on the list of seasonal traditions. One of the most special traditions was when I was very young, watching Mom and Dad making Cartellate at the restaurant.  They would spend a very long day making lots of these delicious pastries for the family and many friends.  As I got older,  I too have embraced this tradition,  making Cartellate with Mom and my sister and my daughter and niece.  This year was the first Christmas without Mom being present to help us,  but she was there in spirit and in our hearts as we happily carried on the tradition while remembering and reminiscing about days gone by and how Mom and Dad would have been so happy to see us enjoying our memories... and making new ones...


  1. How special that you carried on your mom's tradition making Cartellate, Mary. It looks so Yummy. I don't think I've ever tried this before. I noticed your black and white table cloth and red roses, so pretty. And that gingerbread house in the prettiest one I've seen. I love coming over here and seeing all the details that you put into making each holiday a special one for your family, and seeing all your red, white, and silver décor at Christmas. I know how much you are missing your mom, and she would be glad to see you carrying on the tradition of making the Cartellate.

    Wishing you joy and peace in the new year, Mary. I appreciate your friendship very much.


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