08 Dec '16, 12pm

Christmas in the Heart of South America - a guest post by Trisha Goddard

Christmas in the Heart of South America - a guest post by Trisha Goddard

Celebrating Christmas in the heart of South America is unique. The weather, traditions, and foods are different, yet Jesus’ birth and time with family remain the focus. Growing up in cold, snowy Wisconsin, the artificial Christmas tree would be set up the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas music would play on the radio for the next month. On Christmas Eve, each person would pick out their favorite snack to eat that night. A trail down memory lane: I remember great discussions among my three siblings and me to make sure all the main favorite foods were covered – pudding pops, Doritos, cheese whiz, and candy. In the evening, we would open one gift, eat all our yummy snacks, and watch a movie. Sometimes, my siblings and I would sleep out by the tree. On Christmas Day, we would anxiously await my parents to open their bedroom door. We would begin the morning with my dad rea...

Full article: http://crystalstine.me/christmas-heart-south-america/

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