That ends my holiday frenzy rant. Against my better judgment, I do have some more shopping to do. I'm a last minute kind of person (I can't live without the aggravation) so I'm going to venture out again today to finish up my holiday shopping. I will be courteous and smiling through it all, I hope you will too. Peace on earth, good will toward all.
Some Christmas trivia for you:
Alabama was the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday in 1836. The last state to declare Christmas as an official holiday was Oklahoma in 1907.
Animal Crackers are not really crackers, but cookies that were imported to the United States from England in the late 1800s. Barnum's circus-like boxes were designed with a string handle so that they could be hung on a Christmas tree.
Christmas trees are edible. Many parts of pines, spruces, and firs can be eaten. The needles are a good source of vitamin C. Pine nuts, or pine cones, are also a good source of nutrition.
Hug somebody today! My sweet grandson will be here this evening to spend the holiday week with me and he will get lots of gramma hugs!