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December 25, 2014

Today we celebrate:

National Pumpkin Pie Day – I usually think of this pie at Thanksgiving, but many people love it at Christmas as well.

A'Phabet Day or No "L" Day – This is a day for people who want to send greetings to their friends but do not want to send Christmas cards. So they send out cards that list the letters in the alphabet, leaving a space where the L would normally be.  I find this to be…...interesting.  Yes, let’s go with that.

Christmas – This is a day when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, who was not actually born on December 25th, as far as we can tell. It has been celebrated on this day since 336AD because Roman Emperor Constantine said it should be.  Then, not long after that, Pope Julius I declared that the birth of Jesus should be celebrated on this day every year.  Every country has different traditions for their celebrations but most involve a star, and giving gifts. Non-religious based celebrations, that for many are as much a part of Christmas as the religious traditions, involve Santa Claus or St. Nicholas.

To celebrate today, have some pumpkin pie while you make a'phabet cards to send out, then share some gifts with your family and friends in remembrance of the gifts Jesus received from the Wise Men.

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