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simple christmas star garland by Love Bex - me_and_orla's photo on Instagram

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from artofnarrative.tumblr.com

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Charles Robinson ~ The Russian Princess ~ from The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde ~ New York: Brentano’s ~ 1913

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In Ukraine, Santa Claus is called "Grandfather Frost" (D'yed Moroz) and delivers gifts with his granddaughter, "Snowflake" (Snegurochka) || #LittlePassports #Ukraine for #kids

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from Martha Stewart

Tabletop Trees: Tinsel Tree

Tinsel Tree -- In both Ukrainian and German lore, the tale of the Christmas spider explains the origin of tinsel. The story tells of a poor widow who couldn't buy fancy gifts for her children or decorations for their tree. One Christmas Eve, she decorated a tree as best she could with fruits and nuts. After she went to sleep, spiders came out and crawled over the tree, leaving their webs behind. When Father Christmas visited the house, he saw the web-covered tree and decided to turn the webs…

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Traditional polish Christmas eve meal. I am happy that ours has evolved a bit.

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