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tjhousel Is Sharing Her Holiday Traditions

December 9th, 2013 – Welcome to our new holiday Giant Squid series…Holiday Traditions. Every day from now until the end of the year we’ll be sharing holiday traditions from our Giant Squids. First up is tjhousel. Enjoy!

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What is your favorite holiday tradition?
My sisters and I all have our own families, but we still go to our mother and father’s house for Christmas brunch every single year.

What’s your favorite holiday food?
My favorite food is peppermint candy cane bark. I just can’t seem to live without it during the holidays.

What do you love most about the season?
I love how good giving makes me feel.

What is your favorite childhood holiday memory?
When I was thirteen years old, my grandmother gave me my great-grandmother’s Christmas cookie jar. I still get excited and nostalgic every single time I unpack it.

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?
I live in NE Ohio, so it is pretty much a guarantee for me. Although, I am not a fan of snow, it would be kind of sad not to have a white Christmas.

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  • tjhousel

    Thanks so much for sharing my holiday traditions!

  • kinworm

    Congrats on your feature, tjhousel :) You’re so lucky to get snow!

    • tjhousel

      I have a love/hate relationship with snow. :)

  • Susan52

    Love your memories and traditions. Thanks for sharing!

    • tjhousel

      Thank you for reading!

  • RenaissanceWoman2010

    What a lovely heirloom. The only thing as good as Christmas cookies is having a special family cookie jar. That would make a great lens.

    • tjhousel

      You are absolutely right. I’m going to have to get started on that.

  • kwj

    Very nice

    • tjhousel

      Thank you

  • cercis70

    Thanks for sharing!

  • getmoreinfo

    Very nice, thanks for sharing.

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