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Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Tuesday 27 November 2018

The ABC's of Christmas - G

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight, 
We're happy tonight,
Walking in a winter wonderland. 
~ Dick Smith, Felix Bernard 1934

G ~ The ABC's of Christmas

Good morning my Christmas lovin' friends. Today I am doing the letter G

is for....
Glad Tidings, gingerbread, gold, frankincense, myrrh, and good will toward men.

Gingerbread cookies and houses are a long time favourite at Christmastime. When my boys were growing up I made gingerbread boys every year. I still enjoy them although I no longer bake them. They are such charming cookies!

These gingerbread boys I found at a craft fair many years ago. They look adorable around my son's ceramic Christmas tree that he made when he was twelve years old.

These days, I have a ceramic Gingerbread House which I purchased at Hallmark a number of years ago. It has wonderful gumdrops on it which light up and keep time to the music that plays when you ring the doorbell. It plays a most delightful rendition of The Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy.

My grandchildren love it and they always took turns ringing the door bell! I love a little whimsy at Christmastime, don't you? 

I also enjoy old fashioned Gingerbread cake served with apple sauce, whipped cream, or a wonderful vinegar sauce which was my grandmother's recipe. Yes, Vinegar Sauce; and it's delicious!  

The song, "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" is a Christmas carol based on a poem written by Henry W. Longfellow {1807-1882} and J. Baptiste Calkin {1827-1905} composed the melody.

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men. 

We've all heard the story of the wise men who travelled a great distance to worship the new born King. They brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh

"And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down and worshipped Him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. " -Matthew 2:11

Thank you for visiting today. Please come back on Thursday for the letter H. Have a beautiful day everyone!

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi