Season for festivals

The days seem to fly by rapidly! We have been getting requests for recipes for Christmas cakes and somehow it seems that the time is just right! Those who want to soak the fruits in spirit would be planning their shopping list already, as well as their gifting list.
In fact, it is not so easy to change your traditional recipe for Christmas cake or Christmas Pudding so easily. Every home has its own recipe and it is passed down as legacy. But it never hurts to ask around and search for some more variations. For this, reading up good cookery books is essential as well the net has a plethora of offerings. As for now you could also read up on Christmas Cookies, Christmas Punch and Christmas Special Masala Biscuits.
There are many traditions that weave their special magic for building up the Christmas spirit and excitement. The Christmas fir tree is one for sure. Be it holly, mistletoe or fir trees, green is the colour of Christmas festivities. A wreath with holly, red berries and other decorations began from at least the 17th century. Holly, with its sharply pointed leaves, symbolised the thorns in Christ’s crown-of-thorns. Red berries symbolised the drops of Christ’s blood. A wreath at Christmas signified a home that celebrated the birth of Christ.
Well, it is easy to get carried away when it is the season of festivals – the feeling of bonhomie and all is well is just great. To make sure your recipe for Christmas cake is safe and intact, why not preserve it as an important document and keep for the next generation?

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