"Peace and Joy to You and Your Family"
"An empty rocking chair by the tree and a dove in flight...
symbols of the spiritual union we share with our ancestors."
|Hark, Herald Angels Sing|
The beckoning star in the night grew brighter signaling the coming of the devine event. Angels came calling on believers foretelling of the saviors birth in a manger in Bethlehem. Hark the herald angels sing... "Glory be to the new born King!".
"May the message of Christmas be an inspiration to all for a life of peace, joy, hope and enduring love."
|Who is Santa Claus? |
The Santa Claus of today is quite different from the Saint Nicholas who was the source for his conception. Saint Nicholas was a benevolent Catholic priest that celebrated the birth of the Christ child by giving presents to needy children. Traditionally, presents were an expression of caring and sharing. Quite different from the perspective of our comtemporary Santa who has become a symbol for a "commericialized" Christmas. The Christmas is by far the most important sales season for merchants and represents a make or break period for most retail stores.
In Poland, Saint Nicholas Day is celebrated on December 4th leaving Christmas for the the celebration of it's religious meaning.
|What is Christmas?
The spirit of Christmas is very special. It is a time for coming together as a family. A time for recalling the warm Christmas memories of earlier years. A time for joy and renewing our spirit.
However, for some it a time of feeling disconnected from the joy of this season. For them, Christmas can be a time of depression. If the Christmas season is an emotional trying time for you, take a moment to reflect on the meaning of Christmas...
Christmas is a time to rejoice in knowledge that you are never alone, God is with you always even if you do not recognize His presence.
Christmas is a time for renewal and enrichment! Hear it's message. It will guide you to finding inner peace and love.
Christmas is a time for reflection of all that is possible. Remember, God shared His son to help us free ourselves so that we can be in harmony with the spirit of His love.
Sounds of Christmas
"Do you hear what I hear..."
(Choose a melody then click on it to play.)
|Sites of Christmas |
"a Christmas journey..."
- Christmas Greetings (recipes)
- Christmas Greetings (Consulate UK)
- Christmas Page (Poland)
- Christmas in Poland
- Creche, Christmas
- Feast, Christmas
- Festival of the Star
- Poland's Little Star
- Polar Regions, Polish
- Traditions, Old, Polish Christmas
- Traditions, Polish Christmas
- Traditions, Christmas (Polart purchase)
- Archives, Christmas
- Carol (1843 Dickens), Christmas
- Celebrations World, Christmas
- Celebration, Christmas
- Christmas Quotations
- Clip Art, Christmas
- Collage Page, Christmas
- Crafts 101, Christmas
- Elvis, Christmas
- Epiphany, Christmas
- Keeping Spirit Alive, Christmas
- Poems, Christmas
- Santa's Net
- Stories, Christmas
- Study of Love, Christmas
- World's Largest Christmas Store -Bonners
Christmas link indexes:
- Crafts Fair Online Christmas Links
- Shasta Home Christmas Links
Your Polish Heritage
Christmas is a good time to get in touch with your heritage. To make a decision to include the traditions of your ancestors into your life today. Pass of the gift of your heritage to your children and keep the spirit of your ancestors alive.
Celebrations of Polish Heritage
Heritage Center Articles - see "Traditions worth remembering" for additional articles.
Wigilia by the Polish American Center - This traditional feast is planned many days before being celebrated on Christmas eve.
Christmas Carols from Poland by The Christmas Archive - Learn and hear the music. Poland has a rich history associated with music.
Christmas in England - Essay by Polish student - A Polish student's tells about the experience of her first Christmas outside of Poland.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Ancestry - The Polish Connection