Happy Advent! Christmas is almost here, and if you’re like me, you’re excited. I have a three-year-old niece and a one-year-old nephew, and it’s so much fun to experience Christmas through the eyes of a child again. My niece especially is looking forward to opening her Christmas presents and has already tricked me into telling her what one of them is.
Christmas isn’t just for us English folks, and you may be wondering how the Amish celebrate Christmas.
Here are some quick facts about an Amish Christmas:
- The Amish don’t have Christmas trees, but they do decorate their homes with pine and greens from the garden.
- The Amish do exchange small gifts at Christmas. Many of these are handmade, but store bought gifts are becoming popular too.
- A favorite Amish Christmas treat is flavored popcorn.
- The day after Christmas, December 26th, is a holiday for Amish and is called “Second Christmas.”
- The one-room school house’s will traditionally have a Christmas program for the children’s parents.
- There is no Santa Claus in the Amish world. The focus of Christmas is on the birth of Christ.
May you have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends! And now my gift to you…
To celebrate hitting 700 fans on my Facebook Page, I’m giving away an Amish Gift.
What you will win:
How to Enter:
1) If you aren’t one already, become a Facebook Fan of my Author Page and leave a comment here that you did.
With this contest you will have two more chances to enter, giving you THREE chances to win! You have the opportunity to enter two more times by doing the following. Be sure to leave a comment letting me know you did one or both of these.
1) Like my pen name Isabella Alan on Facebook
2) Like A Plain Scandal, the next book in the Appleseed Creek Mystery Series releasing 2/15/13, on Amazon
The winner will be randomly selected from those who entered. Contest ends Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 5pm (EDT). Winners will be announced here on my blog on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012.
Thank you again for following me on Facebook ! Good luck!