Baddow & Galleywood

12 family history - December 2017

Our planning for next year was done and as soon as dates are confirmed the programme will be posted on here.

Then we enjoyed talking about Christmas family traditions - posting letters to Father Christmas up the chimney, silver sixpences in the Christmas pudding, 'stir up Sunday' [named for the collect of the day - "Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people"], walnuts, carefully opened into two halves and a tiny present put inside, roasted chestnuts and 'sacks of coal' for naughty children.

Then there are modern 'traditions - the elf on the shelf, Christmas Eve Boxes, Santa-cam, and stencils for Father Christmas's foot-prints!!

After that we enjoyed chatting and eating from the lovely variety of food brought in!