Category: Holidays

O Tannenbaum!

Germany is credited for starting the Christmas tree tradition in the 16th century when Christians brought decorated trees into their homes. During the early to mid 1800s, many Americans thought Christmas trees as strange, considering them unacceptable. However, German settlers…

Eight Days of Hanukkah

Today is the last day of Hanukkah and although this celebration may look different this year, it is important to honor its tradition. As mentioned in this article in December 15, 1911 Newark Evening Star and Newark Advertiser, Hanukkah is…

The Spirit of Santa Claus

This article, featured in December 7, 1908 The Star and Newark Advertiser. includes a child’s letter to the editor. The child mentioned items that she and her brother want for Christmas, in the hope that Santa Claus may deliver it…