Cultural Family History Essay
Cultural Family History Research Essay – Assimilation of Ancestors Shaina Wood GS221 Professor Edmund Pries, Professor Bina Mehta Wilfrid Laurier University Sto lat, sto lat, Niech żyje, żyje nam. Sto lat, sto lat, Niech żyje, żyje nam, Jeszcze raz, jeszcze raz, Niech żyje, żyje nam, Niech żyje nam! As a child I heard this jumbled collection of words flying out of my family’s mouths in song, directly after the celebration jingle
Santa Clause to come visit. It is my sister, Station’s Job to decorate cookies and my Job to make rice crispy treats. My dad is always in charge of the sausage balls for Christmas morning. My mom is usually still busy wrapping last minute gifts. Joy and excitement fills the house while we make our last minute preparations, even our Yorkers are anxious to see what Christmas morning will bring. My mother always buys my sister and I matching pajamas to wear to sleep while we Walt for Santa to visit.
It Is tradition to sit In front of the fireplace with the dogs and have pictures taken by my mom. Gaston worries every year that she has not been good enough for Old Saint Nick to visit her. Before we are tucked in for bed, my sister and I open one present from underneath the tree; Gaston has her picked out for days, while it is always hard for me to decide which present to open. Now, we set out the goodies and letters to Santa. Once everything is in perfect order, Gaston and I head off to my bed with our three dogs.
Gaston is always so excited that she keeps me up for hours talking about Rudolph and the elves. Giving to friends and neighbors is a family tradition that we have every year. Exchanging homemade goodies with friends and neighbors Is a way we show the Christmas split of Glenn. We always look forward to Glenn to others, which Is a strong belief to my family: we believe that Glenn Is better than receiving. Glenn to others reminds us what the Christmas holiday is all about.
My mom bakes the most exceptional pumpkin bread ever and Lori, an old family friend, makes the greatest judge. Our families have been exchanging Christmas goodies since I can remember. It has also become a tradition for our families to deliver small gifts and cookies to other family friends. Another tradition we have is to adopt an angel from the organization called, Spirit of Christmas. Every year my sister and I pick out a young girl to shop for. We reminisce about our childhood memories while chose toys for the child.
Sharing the Christmas holiday with friends and neighbors reminds us how we are all brothers In the family of Christ. What Is the true meaning of Christmas? The stores are stocked with Christmas trees, Santa Claus, elves, and eight tiny reindeer. All of these are now what we associate family celebrates Christmas because it is Jesus’ birthday. As Christians, we believe that Christ is our savior. Santa Claus became a part of Christmas because of the legendary story of the monk, SST. Nicholas; he was a wealthy man who traveled the country giving gifts to children and to the poor.
Over the course of many years the legend has changed to the fairy-tale of Santa Claus; a man that wears a bright red tit, with a workshop in the North Pole with elves as helpers, who comes on Christmas Eve to give children gifts. Christmas is the holiday most Christians look forward to, we like this holiday because it is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. The Jewish, Muslim, and Jehovah Nineteen’s are a few people who do not celebrate this wonderful time of celebration because of their religious beliefs. The outsiders of Christmas have a different faith than the Christians.
They celebrate their beliefs in another way. I find it hard to believe that there are people who do not gather around the Christmas tree with their family on Christmas Eve. Even though they do not celebrate Christmas, they have their own family traditions. Traditions are important to my family as in many other families. Religion, family, and ethnic backgrounds all determine the traditions every family acquires. Most family traditions are passed from generation to generation. I know that my family tradition on Christmas Eve will be passed down to my children.