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CHRISTMAS HISTORY OF THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE 12/22/19

CHRISTMAS HISTORY OF THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE 12/22/19

WHAT TRADITIONS DOES YOUR FAMILY SHARE AROUND THE HOLIDAY?  CHRISTMAS COOKIES ARE A FAVORITE IN MY FAMILY.  CHRISTMAS COOKIES, LIKE ALL OF OUR TRADITIONS, HAVE A HISTORY.  THE HISTORY OF THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE IS AN UNIQUE ONE AS WITH ALL TRADITIONS.  

DURING THE MEDIEVAL AGES, MANY OF THE SPICES THAT ARE NEEDED TO MAKE MODERN DAY CHRISTMAS COOKIES WERE SIMPLY NOT AVAILABLE.  HOWEVER, DURING THE MIDDLE AGES THEY WERE.  THESE SPICES AND CONDIMENTS INCLUDED CINNAMON, GINGER, MACE, AND NUTMEG.  ALSO, FRUITS THAT HAD NEVER BEEN AVAILABLE BEFORE, WERE NOW, SUCH AS THE APRICOT.  

THE TRADITION OF CHRISTMAS WAS FAR MORE POPULAR IN MIDDLE EUROPE NOW THAN THE WINTER SOLSTICE.  RATHER THAN CELEBRATING THE WINTER SOLSTICE OR “FIRST FREEZE” EUROPEANS CHOSE TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS AND WITH THIS CAME A FRENZY OF BAKING JUST PRIOR TO THE HOLIDAY.  CHRISTMAS BAKE NIGHT WAS A TRADITION IN MY FAMILY FOR MANY YEARS AND HAS NOT EVOLVED INTO BAKE DAY.  

CHRISTMAS COOKIES ARE ONE OF THE OLDEST TRADITIONS AS WITH MANY CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES, BUT THE FIRST CHRISTMAS COOKIE EVER TO HAVE A SHAPE OF SOME SORT WERE THOSE MADE FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH.  THE GINGERBREAD COOKIE, (A POPULAR DURING DURING THE MIDDLE AGES, BECAUSE IT REQUIRED CHEAPER MOLASSES TO SWEETEN, RATHER THAN EXPENSIVE SUGAR), WAS FOUND TO BE THE BEST FOR SHAPING AND QUEEN ELIZABETH IS CREDITED FOR BEING THE FIRST TO HAVE A SHAPED CHRISTMAS COOKIE WHICH WERE GINGERBREAD MEN SHAPED AFTER HER FAVORITE COURTIERS.  

BAKING CHRISTMAS COOKIES WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS IS NOT ONLY A FUN THING TO DO AROUND THE HOLIDAYS, BUT A TRUE BONDING EXPERIENCE.  I KNOW MY FAMILY AND OUR FRIENDS HAVE FOUND THE EXPERIENCE TO BE MESSY, FUN, AND FILLED WITH LOVE.   I DON’T THINK ANY OF THE MESS AFTER BAKING CHRISTMAS COOKIES IS FUN, BUT WE ALWAYS MAKE THE BEST OF IT.  

THANKS FOR READING ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE TODAY!  DAILY WISDOM WORDS WISHES YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES THE HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS.  GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Samantha Leboeuf/DWW

 

Samantha Leboeuf-founder/daily wisdom words, LLC
Founder: Daily Wisdom Words, LLC. I love Poetry and am an Author as well.   There is a lot of meaning in the title of my book, Daily Wisdom Words, Volume l. My previous experience is in Sales and Marketing. Previously, I was in charge of Development through the Marketing and Sales of New Homes' in new home communities for close to 20 years.  I was a licensed Real Estate Broker selling/listing homes in the Colorado market.  While doing this, I hosted a cable network show called, "From Trees to Keys", my portion for Colorado Living Inc.. I enjoyed creating interview questions, working for Developers of New Home Communities, hosting Live on actual construction sites, describing and displaying on television camera various stages of construction as the home was built from start to finish. I interviewed various land developers, New Home Builders, Real Estate Brokers, and other people in the Real Estate Business for one year. Previous Experience: I was licensed through the "Securities and Exchange Commission" as a Principal for Limited Partnerships and sold them as well. I held a Series 22, 63, as well as License, to manage a brokerage firm called a series 39. I enjoyed running a small branch office of an Oil and Gas Company in Colorado for approximately one year. Hobbies: I have always loved Poetry and Writing.  I was declared "Permanently Disabled" due to Breast Cancer and CRPS-(Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome).  I began focusing on my writing. I volunteered for an online poetry community,  "Realistic Poetry" for approximately six months. I decided to start Daily Wisdom Words, LLC after volunteering for an online poetry community and thinking of ways that I would improve this concept and offer something for every KIND of #Writer:  Authors, Bloggers, Poets, Songwriters, Original Quote Creatives, and short story writers. I have two grown children, a son, 33, and a daughter 31,  who lives in Idaho with her husband. They have a son, my first grandchild who will be three years old, soon!  They welcomed their second child, Easton Jay into the world, 5/4//2021. Updates are necessary as my son is now married to my lovely daughter-in-law who is awesome.  She just gave birth to their first son on 5/5/2021, who is so beautiful having the name Logan James Leboeuf. This is her and my son's first child.  Hard to believe their child has a birthday one day ahead of my daughter and son-in-law's second child, Little E.  So exciting!!  I love children! Thanks so much for reading!  We humbly love this community and the members who are part of it. We think of ourselves as a family, and every member makes up part of it.  Please view our website, dailywisdomwords.com fully as it is constantly changing!!  We are always adding new prompts, and new content, and are so very proud to be debuting with our first podcast, "Daily Wisdom Words Podcast."  Episode #101 with Dr. Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden.  She will be our first guest.  Please watch as it airs 6/12/2021 June 12, 2021 9:00 am pacific time.  Thank you in advance if you are new to daily wisdom words, and welcome to the family. Samantha LeBoeuf
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