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December 1, 2016

Day 7 of our Home for the Holidays Blog Hop

Hello!!  Welcome to Day 7 of our Home for the Holidays blog hop!  We have officially tipped over the half way point... with many more exciting projects still to come!  We have seen some fun Christmas designs including Redwork, Blackwork, wool, Christmas runners, Santas & elves!  I wonder what awaits on this fun & creative hop!!!

Yesterday Debbie offered a cute little elf made out of wool!  Her post was so cute!  I think it's great that new traditions are being made with the Elf on the Shelf!  Whoever came up with that, was on to something!  Wow!  It always amazes me what people come up with!!!  And speaking elves... here is Debbie's creative & unique little elf!!!!  How cute is he?

Ever wonder how the infamous reindeer came about?!?  I do!  So...today I'm sharing some tidbits from Mentalfloss.com about reindeer!   Reindeer were originally connected to Santa through poetry.  Before Moore wrote “A Visit from Saint Nicholas” (aka “The Night Before Christmas”) in 1823, no one thought about reindeer in conjunction with Santa Claus. Moore introduced the world to Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder and Blixem (the last two of which were later changed from Dutch to German, becoming Donner and Blitzen). While the first six names all make sense in English, the last two actually mean “thunder” and “lightning,” respectively.

As for little Rudolph, he wasn’t introduced until Robert L. May wrote a children’s book in verse for Montgomery Ward in 1939 titled “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Rudolph’s name means “famous wolf” in German.

I just gave you a "hint" for today's project from the talented Ali, from Ali Strebel Designs!!!  Could it it be.. the one with the shiny red nose?!?  You will have to go see!!!!  Before you go, here is Ali's delicious Toffee Bar recipe that I can't wait to make!!!  As always, it's a pleasure having her join us on the hop!!!  Happy hopping!!!!

Please enjoy Ali's day & swing on back here tomorrow to see who's next on the hop!  Stacy


Jackie said...

Thank you for another great hop day! Hope you're having fun in Oregon....

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

Love the history lesson. Thanks. I have been enjoying your hop. Merry Christmas.

Unknown said...

I didn't know the information about the reindeer and Santa. Very interesting. Can't wait to make some of those cute deer and taste the toffee bars. Actually, I wish I had some of them and a hot cup of coffee or tea right now. Thank you for all this fun. I have really been enjoying this week.

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